• introduction

The Department was established in 1984, and it was the first to admit students from both the science and social science streams. In addition to teaching and providing regular statistical consulting services to various sectors, the faculty members have served numerous private enterprises, academic institutions, and government agencies over the years. This has laid a solid foundation for applied statistics. Due to its dedication to teaching and fruitful research outcomes, the Department established a master's program as early as 1993, and a doctoral program began admitting students in 2001, making it the first Statistics Department in the central region of Taiwan to offer a doctoral program. Currently, the Department has established both a statistics and a Management stream, providing opportunities for interdisciplinary studies.