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Statistics student wins Google PhD Fellowship in Machine Learning

16 Jun 22

Oxford Statistics DPhil student Sheheryar Zaidi has been awarded a prestigious $60,000 Google PhD Fellowship from a highly competitive field of researchers. Sheh is broadly interested in different aspects of deep learning and its applications. His research focuses on a variety of topics ranging from how we can improve generalization (making correct predictions for unseen data) and efficienc...
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Queen’s Birthday Honours: Professor Charlotte Deane receives MBE

06 Jun 22

Academics from across Oxford University have been honoured for their services in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, published as Her Majesty celebrates her Platinum Jubilee. Professor Charlotte Deane of the Department of Statistics is appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for Services to COVID-19 research. Professor Deane said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to receive this honour. I was very fortunate to be part of an amazing team…

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

12 May 22

Today the UK funding bodies have published the results of the UK’s most recent national research assessment exercise, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Research from the Mathematical Institute and the Department of Statistics in Oxford was submitted together under Unit of Assessment 10. Overall, 78% of our submission was judged to be 4* (the highest score available, for research quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance, and rigour).…

Oxford Statistics research student takes BRONZE for mathematical display in Parliament

08 Mar 22

UNIQ+ AI/ML Internships now open for 2022 applications

01 Feb 22

STEM for Britain 2022 Finalists

27 Jan 22

STEM for Britain is a major scientific poster competition and exhibition which has been held in Parliament since 1997, and is organised by the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee. Its aim is to give members of both Houses of Parliament an insight into the outstanding research work being undertaken in UK universities by early-career researchers. We are delighted that two Oxford Statistics research studen...

Sir David Cox, 1924 – 2022

27 Jan 22

We received the news of the loss of Sir David Cox on 18 January 2022 with great sadness.

Prof Charlotte Deane joins Exscientia

21 Jan 22

Key surveys overestimate COVID-19 vaccination rates in the USA

09 Dec 21

Estimates of COVID-19 vaccine uptake in the USA based on large surveys that are used to guide policy-making decisions tend to overestimate the number of vaccinated individuals, research published in Nature suggests. Read the full article here:

Oxford joins consortium to advance quantum drug discovery with £6.8M grant from Innovate UK

05 Nov 21

Oxford University today joins a consortium led by the digital quantum computing company, SEEQC, to build and deliver a full-stack quantum computer for pharmaceutical drug development for Merck KGaA. The consortium has today been awarded a £6.85M grant by Innovate UK’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) to build a commercially scalable quantum computer designed to tackle prohibitively high costs within pharmaceutical drug development. The partnership will…