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Success of test, trace and isolate programmes depends on speed, compliance and monitoring

27 May 20

Professor Yee Whye Teh, from The Department of Statistics, joined a panel briefing at the Science Media Centre to discuss some of the work of Th...

Royal Society convenes data analytics group to tackle COVID-19

17 Apr 20

Professor Yee Whye Teh, from the Department of Statistics, University of Oxford has been seconded from his part time role as a Research Assistant at DeepMind to be part of the Royal Society data analytics group to tackle COVID-19. The group, called DELVE (Data Evaluation and Learning for Viral Epidemics), is a multi-disciplinary group covened to support a data-driven approach to learning from the different approaches to managing the pandemic. For more information about this…

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

11 Mar 20

Last updated 8 April 2020. Department of Statistics Following guidance from the University, it has become necessary to close the St Giles’ building with access restricted to essential staff only. Admin and IT staff are working remotely and can be contacted by e-mail as usual. Please use the functional email addresses if you do not receive a response from an individual. Members of the Department will be informed by e-mail and an update to this...

Emeritus Professor Bernard Silverman appointed to ESRC Council

06 Feb 20

To read more about this please visit this page: https://esrc.ukri.org/news-events-and-publications/news/news-items/new-appointments-to-esrc-council2/

UNIQ+ open for 2020 applications

06 Feb 20

Researchers in the Department of Statistics were instrumental in setting up the EPSRC SABS R³ CDT that proposed the pilot UNIQ+ programme last year. UNIQ+ proved to be a great success, with almost 200 applicants, and 34 graduates attending. The University’s UNIQ+ graduate access programme offers paid summer research internships aimed at current undergraduates from areas of low progression to postgraduate st...

New Oxford unit created as part of ELLIS effort will assemble AI experts from across Europe

11 Dec 19

Oxford University will be home to one of 17 new ELLIS units, part of a pan-European effort to shape how machine learning and artificial intelligence will change the world. The unit’s efforts span from core theoretical underpinnings and methodologies to applications in robotics, finance, health and biology.

Statistics students win the IEEE BR41N.IO Designers Hackathon

30 Oct 19

Our current doctoral student James Wilsenach, our former doctoral student Michael Golden, as well as Oxford student Moritz Moeller and Li Wei of Tongji University, China, formed team Unibrowser to take part in, and win, the IEEE BR41N.IO Designer’s Hackathon in which teams design and present a novel application for a wearable Brain-Computer Interface known as the Unicorn, produced and sponsored by g.tec Neurotechnology, Austria. Team Unibrowser presented a navigati...

Professor Charlotte Deane on the BBC World Service “Tech Tent”

25 Oct 19

Professor Charlotte Deane was interviewed by the programme “Tech Tent” and broadcast on the BBC World Service on 20th September 2019.  Charlotte was interviewed about the role of AI in drug discovery.  For full details see https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technol...

Professor Charlotte Deane appointed as Deputy Executive Chair of The EPSRC

10 Sep 19

MPLS 2019 Teaching Awards

08 Aug 19

Mareli Grady and Professor Patrick Rebeschini are both recipients of the MPLS 2019 Teaching Awards. Mareli for raising awareness of mathematics and engagement with the public through the Oxford Maths Festival. Patrick for the design, development and teaching of a new course titled “Algorithmic Foundations of Learning” (AFoL), presenting recent trends in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) in a unifying framework. For more information see here: