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.
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
DPhil Year 1 poster session
Many congratulations to Ryan Christ and Claire Marks, the joint winners of the Department’s best poster prize. Their posters were entitled ‘Selection & Disease Associations on Haplotypes: Challenges’ and ‘Antibody Modelling: CDR-H3 Structure Prediction’ respectively. Thanks to all involved for contributing to this interesting and well attended event.
Department gains green award
Congratulations to the Department for gaining an NUS Green Impact Bronze Award. The Department's Green Team, led by Jennie McKenzie, the Departmental Administrator, picked up the award at the University's first ceremony for Green Impact.
This award is in recognition for our achievements in a number of areas, including promoting recycling methods, travel and cycling schemes and encouraging staff to reduce their energy usage.
The University signed up to Green Impact last year - an environmental accreditation and award scheme which helps departments improve their working environments for all, whilst gaining recognition for their efforts. During this first successful year, 199 members of staff have formed 23 departmental teams across the University. These teams help deliver a range of sustainable initiatives - impacting over 5000 members of staff.
New members of academic staff
The Department has recently welcomed two new members of academic staff - Dr Julien Berestycki, Associate Professor and Fellow of Magdalen College, and Dr Sarah Filippi, Departmental Lecturer.
Professorship of Statistics
Congratulations to Professor Arnaud Doucet on his appointment to a Chair in Statistics in association with Hertford College.