7 Cool Facts about Math and Statistics at UC Davis

Learning About Numbers Can Lead to World Competitions and National Security Jobs

Editor’s note: This story was originally published April 11, 2017, for the UC Davis News and Information in honor of Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month.

Math and statistics play a vital role in helping us understand the natural world and in technological innovation. Check out these numbers and stories about mathematics and statistics at UC Davis.

Picnic Day 2018: College Events

April 16, 2018
College of Letters and Science at Picnic Day 2018

Come celebrate with us and experience the richness of diversity and achievement at UC Davis and the surrounding community in the areas of research, teaching, service and campus life. More than 200 events will take place throughout campus and will include exhibits, shows, competitions, demonstrations, entertainment, animal and athletic events, the Student Organization Fair, the Children’s Discovery Fair, the Parade and much more.

In Memoriam: P.K. Bhattacharya

March 16, 2018
Prodyot K. Bhattacharya, professor emeritus of statistics at UC Davis, died on March 9 in Davis. He was 87.

Music + Stats Add Up for Young Alumna

September 30, 2017
When Devon Bradshaw (B.A., music and statistics, ’17) was growing up in a one-bedroom apartment with a single mother in Hollywood, she spent over two years listening to her neighbor down the hall teaching the violin–and pleading with her mother for lessons.

1982 - Anil Kashyap

September 04, 2016

Anil Kashyap (B.A., economics and statistics, ’82) will begin a three-year term in October as an external member of the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee. In announcing the appointment on Sept. 1, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, called Kashyap "one of the leading experts on financial risk." Kashyap is the Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he teaches classes on central banking and financial crises.

A Math Guru for Latinx Majors: Paty Millán

February 01, 2016
Patricia Millán earned a B.S. in mathematics and statistics from UC Davis in 2009 and a M.S. in statistics from CSU East Bay in 2011. She is currently senior data scientist for Nielsen.