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November 2019
  • 06 Nov 19

    Find out about the DPhil in Statistics, MSc (by research) in Statistics, StatML CDT and MSc in Statistical Science at the Graduate Open Day on Wednesday 6 November 2019. The Department will be open to visitors from 2.00pm to 4.00pm with a mix of talks and opportunities to speak with some current students:

    2.00pm Speak with current students, refreshments available Ground Floor Social Area 2.15pm Doctoral...
October 2019
  • 17 Oct 19

    Speaker:    Elchanan Mossel (MIT Math)

    Date:          Thursday 17th October (Week 1), 4.00 pm

    Location:   Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Statistics, 24-29 St Giles’, Oxford

    Title:           Simplicity and Complexity of Belief-Propagation

    Abstract:   There is a very simple algorithm for the inference of posteriors for probability models on tr

June 2019
  • 14 Jun 19

    On Friday 14th June there will be a double Distinguished Speaker Seminar starting at 2.00 pm with Professor Mike Steel followed by Professor David Aldous at 3.30 pm.

    2.00 pm – Distinguished Speaker Seminar

  • 07 Jun 19

    The annual Careers Workshop is run for postdocs and graduate students at the Department of Statistics to help inform them with making career choices.  This year’s event is in collaboration with the Mathematical Institute and Computer Science and will be held at the Department of Statistics on Friday 7th June 2019.

    1.00 pm Buffet Lunch 2.00 pm Talk by Oxford University Careers Service 2.30 pm ...
  • 06 Jun 19

    Speaker:   Christopher Workman, DTU Bioengineering, Technical University of Denmark

    Date:          Thursday 6th June, 3.30 pm in the Small Lecture Theatre, Department of Statistics

    Title:          Does supply or demand drive codon optimization?

    Abstract:  Translation efficiency is partly determined by the law of mass action where higher tRNA concentrations are expected to result in

May 2019
  • 30 May 19

    Speaker:   James Carpenter (Department of Medical Statistics, LSHTM)

    Date:          Thursday 30th May, 3.30 pm in the Small Lecture Theatre, Department of Statistics

    Title:          Strengthening Analytical Thinking for Observational Studies: the STRATOS initiative – why is it needed, what does it do & who can be involved?

    Abstract:  While statistical methodology for both the

  • 17 May 19


    Speaker:   Professor Donald Rubin, Harvard University

    Date:          Friday 17th May at 3.30 pm, Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Statistics, 24-29 St Giles’, Oxford

    Title:          To be confirmed

April 2019
  • 30 Apr 19

    The Florence Nightingale Lecture will be given by Sir David Spiegelhalter, OBE, FRS, on Tuesday 30th April 2019 in the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Statistics at 3.30pm.

    Title:         What would Florence Nightingale make of the way data is being used today?

    Abstract:  Florence Nightingale is popularly known for her role in nursing, but statisticians know her as a prime innovator in using statistical evidence, forcefully comm

March 2019
  • 07 Mar 19

    Date:         Thursday 7th March (IT Teaching Suite) followed by pizza and drinks

    Speaker:  Blenheim Chalcot

    Title:         Data Science in Industry: Innovation through Impact

    Abstract: Data Scientists implement projects on the intersection between academic research and delivering business value. The variety, intellectual stimulation and impact that a Data Science role can provide

February 2019