Faculty research interests cover a broad range of areas. We have traditionally had strong interests in several areas of theoretical statistics and methodology. Recent faculty additions have broadened the department's research interests substantially. The department also has substantial cross-disciplinary research activities in several major areas, including business, social sciences, and physical and life sciences. Faculty members in the Department are heavily involved in a wide range of interdisciplinary projects in these areas that lead to methodological and computational research with a major emphasis on statistical modeling.