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MPLS Impact Awards 2021: Two winners in Statistics

17 Jun 21

We are delighted to announce that two researchers from the Department of Statistics have won awards in this year’s Divisional Impact Awards scheme. Winner in the Social Impact Award category: Christ Donnelly – Epidemiological analysis and modelling to understand the transmission and control of COVID-19
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Professor Alison Etheridge appointed new CMS Chair

10 Jun 21

Oxford Statistician and Mathematician Professor Alison Etheridge has been appointed Chair of the Council for the Mathematical Sciences, the organisation that represents the wide breadth of the mathematical sciences in the UK. Professor Etheridge said, ‘It is a huge honour to be asked to contribute to the work of the CMS. Now, more than ever before, new types of mathematical insight are needed to drive forward scientific and industrial innovation, and the role of mathematical…

‘Science’ publishes new paper on Inferring the effectiveness of government interventions against COVID-19

16 Dec 20

Researchers at Oxford have found that limiting gatherings to fewer th...

Professor Chris Holmes to co-lead a new Statistical Modelling and Machine Learning Lab

29 Oct 20

Professor Chris Holmes, The Alan Turing Institute’s Programme Director for Health and Medical Science, and Professor of Biostatistics in Genomics a...

Professor Gesine Reinert elected to the Council of the Royal Statistical Society

21 Oct 20

We congratulate Gesine Reinert on her election to the Council of the Royal Statistical Society.

Professor Christl Donnelly awarded the Frink Award

13 Oct 20

Many congratulations to Professor Christl Donnelly who has been awarded The Zoological Society of London’s premier award, the Frink Award, for significant and origina...
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Professor Charlotte Deane contributes to new Royal Society of Chemistry Digital Futures report

14 Jul 20

Professor Deane was one of a panel of experts contributing to the RSC report, which sets out a vision for how digital technologies will enable and accelerate scientific discovery and solutions to global challenges. In September 2019 the Royal Society of Chemistry set out to gain a more in-depth understanding of the long-term promise of and concerns about the use of data and digital technologies for scientific discovery by inviting 14 experts from different scientific fields and…

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...