Professor Yee Whye Teh involved in releasing the Dagstuhl Declaration
03 Jul 19Along with a group of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) experts from industry and academia and representatives from international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the Department of Statistics’s Prof. Yee Whye Teh was involved in releasing the Dagstuhl Declaration to guide future collaborations between AI experts and NGOs. The
Knighthood for Professor Peter Donnelly
11 Jun 19Congratulations to Prof Peter Donnelly who has been knighted for services to the understanding of human genetics in disease. Professor Donnelly said: ‘I feel thrilled and tremendously honoured to have been awarded a knighthood by Her Majesty The Queen. This honour is a recognition not just of my work but also that of the outstanding researchers I have collaborated ...
Why aren’t we dead? A Podcast with Charlotte Deane
06 Jun 19There is a whole world of things out there that want us dead – we are talking microscopic invaders that want to get inside our bodies and kill us. Lucky for us we have a secret weapon to keep us alive…ANTIBODIES In this episode we are taking a deep dive and looking at these teeny tiny antibodies and asking….why aren’t we dead? To find out we met up with the Head of the Department for Statistics at the University of Oxford, Charlotte Deane…
Two studentships for DPhil in Statistics available to start October 2019
17 May 19One studentship is funded by the ERC Advanced Grant General Theory for Big Bayes, to work on a project in the field of approximate Bayesian methods and their statistical properties in high dimensional models. This studentship is available to UK or EU students. The other studentship is funded by the EPSRC and the topic of research is open, but should relate to the interests of one of the Department’s research areas. This studentship is available to home students.
Congratulations to Professor Christina Goldschmidt who has been awarded an IMS Fellowship
15 May 19Congratulations to Professor Christina Goldschmidt who has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematica...
Congratulations to Professor Judith Rousseau who has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant
29 Mar 19Congratulations to Professor Judith Rousseau who is one of nine Oxford academics to have been awarded a European...
UNIQ+ Summer School
22 Mar 19Oxford has just launched UNIQ+, six-week Summer School for talented individuals from under-represented groups in UK universities. UNIQ+ is free to take part in: it includes a £2,500 stipend, plus free accommodation in an Oxford college. It will give you the opportunity to experience postgraduate research at Oxford by carrying out a research project, and a chance to meet our staff and student community. It will run 1 July to 9 August 20...
International Women’s Day
08 Mar 19Today we are celebrating International Women’s Day #internationalwomensday2019.
Novartis and Big Data Institute in world-leading research alliance
24 Jan 19Novartis and the University of Oxford’s Bid Data Institute are to establish a world-leading research alliance using artificial intelligence to understand complex diseases and improve drug development. For the entire press release please see here
Statistics of the Year 2018: Winners Announced
20 Dec 18The winner of the international prize was the statistic that 90.5% of plastic has never been recycled. The winner of the UK prize was the statistic that 28.7% of all electricity produced in the UK on 30th June 2018 came from solar power. There were also eight highly commended statistics. Read the press release here. Jen Rogers, who was on the judging panel, spoke abo...