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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
  • 28 Feb 19

    Date:  Thursday 28th February (Ground floor social area)

    A poster presentation explaining the research currently being undertaken by our second year graduate research students.

  • 21 Feb 19

    Date:           Thursday 21st February 2019, 3.30 pm in the small lecture theatre, Department of Statistics

    Speaker:    Reuben Binns, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

    Title:           Fair machine learning: how can data-driven decision-making perpetuate bias, and what should be done about it?

    Abstract:  Statistical

  • 14 Feb 19

    Date:           Thursday 14th February 2019, 3.30 pm in the small lecture theatre.  Coffee and cakes will be served after the talk.

    Speaker:    Verena Heise (Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford)

    Title:           Robust Research – Why do we care?

    Abstract:   Are most published research f