Korea University Department of Statistics

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The Institute of Statistics at Korea University was the first statistical research institute in Korea and established in 1975. This institute has top level research capabilities in various fields, including social science data analysis, statistical modeling of large volume data, survey design and analysis, mathematical finance, and biostatistics. The faculty of the Department of Statistics and doctoral researchers at the KU Institute of Statistics are conducting research using statistical theories and various application methodologies and are also engaged in disseminating statistics knowledge through lectures. In addition, the institute creates an academic atmosphere and research space for professors, researchers, and graduate students in statistics or relevant fields, and achieves industry-university-institute collaboration through its active participation in solving the practical statistical problems of various internal and external research institutes, relevant agencies, industries, and academia. In particular, the KU Institute of Statistics has achieved remarkable accomplishments in research and industry-university collaborations, such as winning the 2009 Best Grade KU Research Institute Award, and signing business agreements with the Korea Exchange Market Oversight Commission in 2014 and the ROK Army Headquarters Analysis Team in 2015.

Office: 411 College of Political Science and Economics Building (TEL: 02-3290-1640)

Oct. 1975   The KU Institute of Statistics is established (first institute director: Professor Baek, Woonboong).
Jul. 1984    The statistical training program Statistical Workshop Using SAS is created.
Dec. 1984   The first issue of the statistics journal Statistical Consultation Cases is published.
Apr. 1986   The first issue of the statistics journal Communications for Statistical Applications and Methods is published
Mar. 2010 The institute is selected as the best KU research institute.
Sep. 2011 Professor emeritus Lee, Jaechang takes office as the chairman of the International Statistical Institute (ISI).
Mar. 2014   The open lecture program for statistical methodology is established.
Jun. 2014    The institute concludes an MOU for an exchange training program with the Korea Exchange Market Oversight Commission.
Nov. 2015   The institute signs an MOU with the ROK Army Headquarters Analysis Team