Turing Fellowships for four Oxford Statistics academics
30 Sep 21Thirty-three University of Oxford researchers have been named Turing Fellows for the 2021/22 academic year, including four from the Department of Statistics. The University’s cohort of fellows comprises researchers from 14 departments spanning the Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences (MPLS), Social Sciences and Medical Sciences divisions. Some have been closely involved with the Turing Institute since its creation in 2015, when Oxford was one of the five founding university…
A unique international Zoom collaboration
21 Sep 21In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared a global COVID-19 pandemic and the UK announced a strict national lockdown. When Oxford University scientists were sent home, they rolled up their sleeves, switched on their computers and started to help develop new drugs to target SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It began with a small group of scientists and their graduate students at the University of Oxford, who were joined by colleagues from Bristol University…
Sir Bernard Silverman appointed Chair of the Geospatial Commission
02 Aug 21Sir Bernard Silverman FRS, Emeritus Professor of Statistics was appointed as Chair of the Geospatial Commission in June 2021. More information can be found on the government press release.
Oxford researchers develop tool to predict human displacement post-disaster
22 Jul 21
Modelling the impact on children of caregiver deaths from COVID-19
21 Jul 21
MPLS Impact Awards 2021: Two winners in Statistics
17 Jun 21We 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: Christl Donnelly – Epidemiological analysis and modelling to understand the transmission and control of COVID-19
Professor Alison Etheridge appointed new CMS Chair
10 Jun 21Oxford 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 20Researchers 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 20Professor 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 20We congratulate Gesine Reinert on her election to the Council of the Royal Statistical Society.