COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update
11 Mar 20Last updated 25th March 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 t...
Emeritus Professor Bernard Silverman appointed to ESRC Council
06 Feb 20To 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 20Researchers 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 19Oxford 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 19Our 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 19Professor 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 19Mareli 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:
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 ...