Research Groups

Research in the Department of Statistics at Oxford is distinctive both in its breadth and depth, spanning a wide range of areas from epidemiology to bioinformatics to statistical genetics and to machine learning and probability. We aim not only to build and maintain world-leading strength in our current core research areas, but also to develop expertise in emerging and important areas of statistical science that are currently less well represented in the Department. We are strongly interested in developing and reinforcing collaborations to maximize the impact of our research across Statistics, other academic disciplines, industry and society as a whole. We are also committed to improving the communication and reach of our research in the wider world.

We aim to foster a creative and collaborative culture where early researchers can thrive, with opportunities for networking and making connections both within the department and more widely. 

We are very proud of the quality of our research. In 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).