Institute for Research in Statistics and its Applications

Statistics is the science of learning from data. Statisticians collect, organize, analyze, interpret, and present data. We are constantly seeking better ways to do that in more and more challenging situations, using mathematics, computing, and insight. People use statistics in business, industry, medicine, government, and scientific research.


COVID-19's Impacts for IRSA

In light of public health concerns involving the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) IRSA events will take place virtually until further notice. Our priority is to protect the health and safety of our community. We encourage you to explore the University's Safe Campus website for more up-to-date information. If you have a question about an event, please contact us at

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events posted at this time.


Past Events

September 24-25, 2020

Event Flyer

July 14-15, 2020

noRth flyer

November 16, 2019

Event Flyer

November 1, 2019

Event Flyer

October 29, 2019

Event flyer

September 20, 2019

Record Linkage Workshop Flyer

September 16-17, 2019

Event flyer

August 15-16, 2019

North Event Flyer

August 14-15,  2019

Event Flyer

May 2-3, 2019

IRSA Conference 2019 Poster

         March 22-23, 2019 - Walter Library

Dennis Cook Poster

March 1, 2019 - Minnesota Population Center, Willey Hall Seminar Room 50Individual-Level Analyses with Series of Cross-Sectional Data Poster - Small

November 27, 2018 - Minnesota Population Center

Willey Hall, Room 50, 9:00AM

Modeling Natural Catastrophes poster

November 6, 2018 - Walter Library, 9:00AM

Blockchain Poster

Thursday, October 11th - Wilson Library's Collaboration Studio, 10:00AM-12:00PM

Thursday, October 4th - Keller Hall, 3:30PM

Seymour Geisser Lecture Poster

Monday September 24th, 2018 - Walter Library

Measuring the Political Arena Poster

Thursday, August 16th through Friday, August 17th, 2018 - Location Bruininks Hall

updated poster

          Thursday, May 3rd through Saturday, May 5th, 2018 - Location Graduate Hotel Minneapolis

Earth Systems Poster

April 6-7,  Walter Library

Event Poster

          Tuesday, November 7th 2017 - Keller Hall

          Tuesday, October 10th 2017 - Keller Hall

          Thursday, September 21st 2017 - 140 Nolte Hall

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 8:30am to Friday, September 1, 2017 - 4:30pm




Services that we offer

Statistical Consulting:
We offer statistical consulting services to people both inside and outside of the University. Visit our consulting page to learn more.

Event Assistance:
We provide logistical support to university entities and organizations interested in hosting educational statistics-related events and activities. Initiatives must foster interdisciplinary collaboration among statisticians, data scientists, and subject matter experts. Please connect our google form to learn more or to propose an event.