8th Annual Summer Statistics Institute

May 26 - 29, 2015


The 7th annual SSI has come to a close. Check back for upcoming information on the 8th Annual Summer Statistics Institute.


The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to host the 7th annual UT Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) May 19–22, 2014. SSI overview:

  • SSI has attracted participants from academia, health professions and marketing firms.
  • Particpants acquire new statistical knowledge and skills through hands-on data analysis.
  • SSI provides an exciting venue to build statistical knowledge alongside a diverse and dynamic audience.

UT's Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) offers intensive four-day workshops on diverse topics from introductory data sciences to advanced statistics. Whether you are new to data analysis or a seasoned statistician, SSI provides a unique hands-on opportunity to acquire valuable skills directly from experts in the field. The UT Summer Statistics Institute (SSI) is open to 700 participants.

The 28 courses span introductory statistics, statistical software, statistical methods and statistics applications. Each will meet for four half-days, either mornings or afternoons, for a total of twelve hours. Instructors will post lectures, datasets, exercises, and course information on a website accessible to enrolled participants. There will be no examinations, and participants will receive certificates upon completion. Academic credit will not be issued. Please carefully check the specified prerequisite knowledge before enrolling in a course.

The Department of Statistics and Data Sciences now offers credit for educational professional development opportunities during our 2014 Summer Statistics Institute! Teachers currently working in PK-12 settings can earn 12 hours of Educational Professional Development by attending one of our 28 exciting SSI courses held May 19-22, 2014. 

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All courses will be held on the UT Campus in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Building.


The following table lists the courses offered. Participants are encouraged to carefully check the prerequisite knowledge specified for each course.

Learn more about the courses offered.

Special Event: 

Mix, Mingle and Network! Join us Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at noon for a chance to network with your fellow SSI participants and instructors.

Amy’s Ice Cream will be on site to serve the most popular flavors and toppings until supplies run out. 


Can’t wait to Network? Check our SSI Facebook page for information on networking and SSI prep coming soon! 


Registration (Closed)

UT Austin Students: $175 per course 

UT Austin Faculty & Staff: $275 per course

UT System Faculty & Staff: $275 per course

Non-UT Austin Students: $225 per course 

General: $550 per course

Groups: A 20% discount is available for groups of five or more (or groups registering for a total of five classes or more) from the same institution/agency: $440 per person per course. Please email stat.admin@austin.utexas.edu with an explanation.

Affiliations with UT will be confirmed by our staff. Non-UT students must send us a copy of their current student identification.

*All registrants must have a UT EID to register. Obtain a UT EID.

*If you are using P.O. to register, you will need UT Austin's Tax ID: 74-6000203


All courses will be held on the UT Campus in Liberal Arts Building (CLA). The CLA building is located behind the Student Activity Center (SAC) on Speedway near 21st Street.

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Parking: Parking on campus is a premium. Since SSI occurs during the break between the spring and summer semesters, the UT Shuttles will not be operating. The nearest parking garages are the Brazos parking garage (BRG) located at 210 E. MLK, the San Antonio Garage (SAG) located at 2420 San Antonio Street, and The AT&T Executive Education Center parking garage (CCG) located at 1900 University Avenue. Information about permits you can purchase in those lots is below. Parking in any of the "A," "F," "D," "OV" or "O" spaces on campus may result in the issuance of a citation.

BRG Parking Garage (BRG): A four-day parking pass card costs $40. Pull a ticket upon entering BRG on the first day, then purchase a pass from the garage cashier office before exiting. Parking passes must be used for entering and exiting in alternating order. Without a pass, three to sixteen hours in the garage each day costs $12. 150 cards are available for this garage at the cashier's office.

CCG Parking Garage (CCG): Three to twelve hours costs $18.

SAG Parking Garage (SAG):  A four day parking pass card costs $40. Pull a ticket upon entering SAG on the first day, then purchase a pass from the garage cashier office before exiting. Parking passes must be used for entering and exiting in alternating order. Without a pass, three to twelve hours costs $12. Fifteen cards will be available for this garage at the cashier's office.
Please note that cards will only be on sale the first day (Monday, May 19) and are not refundable.

Rates for all campus garages

Visitor Information:

Refund/Cancellation Policies: A full refund of registration fees, less a $25 cancellation fee, will be available if requested in writing and received by March 31, 2014. No refunds will be made after that date. Please note that course substitutions cannot be made. If you fail to cancel by the deadline and do not attend, you are still responsible for full payment. UT reserves the right to cancel the Summer Statistics Institute and return all fees in the event of insufficient registration.

How to Get Your UT EID: You must have a current UT EID to register for the Summer Statistics Institute. To obtain a UT EID, visit https://idmanager.its.utexas.edu/eid_self_help and select “Get a UT EID.” If you have a UT EID, but you do not know your password, select “Find/Reset My Password.” Your UT EID will allow you access to your course website and software applications during the institute.

Wait Lists: We do not maintain a priority waiting list. However, if you are unable to register for a course because it is full, contact us at (512) 232-0693 and provide us with the name of the course and your email address. If there is sufficient demand for a course, and resources allow, we may open additional seats or sections in those courses beginning April 1. You will be notified by email if additional seats will be opened. Registration will continue to be first-come, first-served for these additional seats.

Hotels:  Austin Folk House, 506 W 22nd Street, and Star of Texas Inn, 611 W 22nd Street, Austin, TX  (affiliated Bed & Breakfasts) SSI rate: $95/night or $115/night for single or double occupancy, dates May 19–24 2014, subject to availability after May 1st. Please call them directly at 512-472-6700 (local), 866-472-6700 (toll-free) or book online and ask for group UT Summer Statistics Institute. Parking available for one car per room.

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