Annual Alumni Dinner

The Department of Statistics hosted its second Annual Alumni Networking and Dinner event on April 5, 2019. About 60 alumni attended the gathering in the World Room at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Three alumni participated in a panel on what statisticians of today need to know in order to be successful in the workplace. The speakers included Tamara Gruzbarg of ActionIQ, Lucas Lau of Protiviti and Eric Novik of Generable. Zoe Shuai, an alumna working at The New York Times, moderated the panel.

Alumna Sarah Tan, a Ph.D. student at Cornell who works on the interpretability of machine learning methods, was awarded an alumnus of the year award by Prof. Tian Zheng.

Among others attending the event were Dr. Richard Davis, the chair of the department and Howard Levene Professor of Statistics, Dr. Anusha Shrivastava, Director of Career Development and Alumni Relations, Zammy Diaz, Assistant Director of Career Development and Alumni Relations and Jill Forger, MA Program co-ordinator.




More Alumni Resources

Welcome to the Alumni Resources page for Columbia University’s Department of Statistics. We are committed to developing an ongoing relationship with our alumni and building a strong network for the entire Department of Statistics community.

If you are an alumnus who is interested in participating in panels and meeting our current students, please send an e-mail to Dr. Anusha Shrivastava, Director of Career Development and Alumni Relations, at

  • LinkedIn —  Connect with alumni by joining the Statistics@Columbia LinkedIn page.
  • Tell us what you are up to! Complete our alumni survey.
  • Visit the department and participate in alumni panels. This provides an opportunity for graduates to connect with current students and potential employees.
  • We also encourage alumni to visit the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Alumni site for additional information and resources.
  • Columbia CCE’s Alumni Career Development Department offers various types of career assistance to support alumni as they navigate and plan careers throughout their lives through individual career counseling, career development programs and self-assessment.