Research Excellence Framework - Oxford Mathematical Sciences ranked first in the UK
Oxford University's Mathematical Sciences submission to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, covering research from the Mathematical Institute and the Department of Statistics, has been ranked overall best in the UK. The outcomes, released today, gave Oxford Mathematical Sciences the top ranking for research publications and for the impact of our research outside academia, and the equal top ranking for our research environment.
Athena SWAN Bronze Award
The Department of Statistics has achieved an Equality Challenge Unit's Athena SWAN bronze award.
The Athena SWAN Charter was developed to encourage and recognise commitment to combating under-representation and advancing the careers of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine research and academia.
Gutierrez Toscano Prize 2014
The Gutierrez Toscano Prize 2014 for the best performance in the MSc in Applied Statistics was awarded jointly to Mats Stensrud and Anthony Khong.
New members of academic staff
The Department has recently welcomed two new members of academic staff - Dr Matti Vihola, Associate Professor and Fellow of Mansfield College, and Dr Marco Scutari, Departmental Lecturer.
Mathematics and Statistics prizes
Congratulations to the following students who have been awarded prizes in the summer's undergraduate examinations:
Nicholas Chee (St Anne's College) - IBM Prize for Preliminary Examination in Mathematics
Yue Hui (Christ Church) - Department of Statistics Prize for FHS Mathematics and Statistics Part A
Xuyang Dang (Jesus College) - Gibbs Prize for FHS Mathematics and Statistics Part B
Xiaoan Shi (St Hilda's College) - Department of Statistics Prize for FHS Mathematics and Statistics Part B
Xiaoyu Lu (Lady Margaret Hall) - Gibbs Prize for FHS Mathematics and Statistics Part C
Xiaoyu Lu (Lady Margaret Hall) - Royal Statistical Society Prize for FHS Mathematics and Statistics Part C
Kathryn Twemlow (Lady Margaret Hall) - Department of Statistics Dissertation Prize
The Mathematics and Statistics undergraduate prize winners 2014