The Statistics department staff includes researchers specializing in the theory and practice of data analysis. While conducting research these researchers also provide guidance of research students in different stages, lecture to the department's students and students of other departments. The departments' advanced degree students are senior teaching associates in the different courses.

The departments' administrative staff is comprised of the department head, academic secretary, students' secretary and the different counselors. This team is available to solve the problems that arise at times. The department is proud of its modest and inviting nature for students. The office doors are always open. We are always attentive to initiatives and requests of students, while maintaining the high demands of the students and academic standards. 

Words from the department head

In the modern world data collection and analysis are key to professional success. Study of the optimum ways of data collection and ways to use them to study complex systems, to draw conclusions about these systems, and the decisions taken are dealt with in this domain statistics.

Research and development in various fields of knowledge experts in statistics, data scientists in other words, join forces with dedicated specialists joint research effort. Because the data science experts are needed in every field - public administration, traditional industry and high-tech industries, biomedical fields, the fields of insurance and finance, and more - find scholars and graduates of the Department huge variety of occupations.

Training of statistics Students are required to establish a significant mathematical knowledge, to develop computational capability to manage large databases, derive insights from data and to identify, in parallel, the furnace restrictions and the prospect for making mistakes. The training is demanding and requires many skills. The road is hard, but the track is expected to graduates fascinating and varied career.

Professor David Zucker,
Head of the Department of Statistics

Historic background

In 1950 the university established the Department of Statistics as a sub specialty at the Faculty of Humanities. When the Faculty of Social Sciences was established in 1953, it was attached to this faculty under the title "The Department of Statistics and Demography". At the beginning, the department consisted of three teachers: Professor Robert Becky, who was chairman Professor, Helmut Meuzam, and Dr. Reuben Gabriel. Professor Arie Dvoresky of the Mathematics Department assisted teaching probability theory. In the 60's and 70 other teachers were added to the department and the department was split in 1969 to two independent departments: Department of Statistics and the Demography Department. During this period was also established the Statistical Consulting Laboratory.

In 1980 the department moved to Mount Scopus, together with the Faculty of Social Sciences. The passage was preceded by a big debate between those who support the transition and those who support disengagement from the social sciences and staying on the Edmond Safra Campus. In an attempt to maintain a presence in the natural sciences the department tought its foundation courses in parallel on Mount Scopus and on the Edmond Safra. Recognition of the scientific proximity between the different areas of mathematics and natural sciences in general, and particularly in computer science, and statistics, and the wil tol strengthen this relationship exists even now at the Department of Statistics.

Contact us

Ms Clare Pagis, Department of Statistics students' secretary

Email: clarep@savion.huji.ac.il

Phone: 02-5883047

Fax: 02-5883549

The Statistics Department, Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905

Social Sciences, Gush 4, floor 3, Room 3409