Vertical Integration of Research and Education

Program Overview

In 2005 Stanford's Statistics Department was awarded a VIGRE grant by the National Science Foundation. This is the cornerstone of our enhanced activities in the interface between Statistics, Computational Biology, Mathematical Finance and Information Science. It does so by providing funding to support:

Program Goals

To this end, postdoctoral associates and students are mentored in cutting-edge research, moving students in cognate fields with strong practical skills and quantitative talent to engage more directly in intellectual discovery at the frontiers of human knowledge, under the coherent leadership of a diverse group of Stanford faculty.

Program Components

The program contains several integrated components, including curriculum development, material assimilation online, research seminars led by postdoctoral associates and graduate students, informal group meetings, industrial affiliates activities, summer outreach and mentoring of junior faculty, and an undergraduate learning by discovery initiative.

Seminar Series

The Financial Mathematics Seminar, is a focal point of activities at Stanford in this area, and an opportunity to interact with leading academic and industry speakers. The Industrial Affiliates Workshop is an opportunity to interact with industry personnel, and to explore the impact of new results on current and anticipated industrial applications.

Research Programs



NSF logoThe VIGRE program is funded by NSF - DMS - 0502385.