18 Jan 18
Speaker: Mareli Grady, Department of Statistics
Date: Thursday 18th January, 3.30 pm, Small lecture theatre, Department of Statistics
Title: Hands-On Statistics: Getting started in Outreach and Public Engagement
Abstract: The benefits of engaging in outreach and public engagement are numerous and the impacts important. In this talk we will explore the opportunities ...
15 Jan 18
Speaker: Minmin Wang, University of Bath
Title: Scaling limits of critical inhomogeneous random graphs
Abstract: Branching processes are known to be useful tools in studying random graphs, for instance in understanding the phase transition phenomenon in the asymptotics sizes of their connected components. In this talk, I’d like to discuss some appli...
08 Dec - 11 Dec 17
It All Adds Up is an annual Maths conference for girls hosted by the Mathematical Institute and the Department of Statistics. There are three days: two for girls in Years 9-11 on 8th and 9th January, and one for for girls in Year 12-13 on 11th January. More details on the event webpage: www.maths.ox.ac.uk/r/ItAllAddsUp
27 Nov 17Speaker: Eleonora Kreacic, Department of Statistics, Oxford
27 Nov 17Corcoran Memorial Prize Award and Lecture. Book your place here. Speaker: Professor Steffen Lauritzen, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen Title: Maximum likelihood estimation in Gaussian models under total positivity Abstract: The problem of maximum likelihood es...
20 Nov 17Speaker: Nic Freeman, Sheffield
16 Nov 17Speaker: Jen Rogers, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford Time: 3.30pm Abstract: Jen took on the role of Director of Statistical Consultancy Services within the Department in July last year. In this talk she will be presenting her experiences of the job, talking about what is like to work with industry on a consultancy basis and professional aspects associated with the role. She will go through case studies of ...
13 Nov 17Speaker: Andreas Kyprianou, Bath Abstract: We analyse a class of fragmentation-coalescence processes defined on finite systems of particles organised into clusters. Coalescent events merge multiple clusters simultaneously to form a single larger cluster, while fragmentation breaks up a cluster into a collection of singletons. Under mild conditions on the coalescence rates, we show that the distribution of cluster sizes becomes non-random in the...
08 Nov 17
Speaker: Sir Andrew Dilnot, Warden of Nuffield College, Oxford
Title: Numbers and public policy: What statistics really matter
Abstract: Statistics abound in the discussion of public policy – politicians’ speeches, newspapers, radio, television...
06 Nov 17Speaker: Gesine Reinert, Department of Statistics, Oxford