Alison Etheridge elected member of the National Academy of Sciences
5 May 2023
Professor Alison Etheridge has been elected as an international member of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States.
Alison Etheridge and Marta Kwiatkowska elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
21 April 2023
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Congratulations to Professor Alison Etheridge (Mathematical Institute and Department of Statistics) and Professor Marta Kwiatkowska (Department of Computer Science, and Associate Head for Finance in the MPLS Divisional Office) who have been elected as International Honorary Members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
€2m grant awarded to Oxford researcher for fundamental research in machine learning
10 February 2023
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Associate Professor Patrick Rebeschini, in the Department of Statistics, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant worth €2 million, to develop theoretical foundations that could advance machine learning methods used to analyse Big Data.
Oxford climate research excellence recognised by renewed Met Office partnership
15 December 2022
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The University of Oxford has been selected to help deliver the Met Office Academic Partnership (MOAP) for a further three years, as part of a multi-institutional agreement supporting cutting-edge research in the science of weather and climate prediction.
MPLS students take up Google PhD Fellowships in Engineering and Statistics
14 October 2022
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MPLS DPhil candidates Liliane Momeni and Sheheryar Zaidi have taken up prestigious Google PhD Fellowships, each worth $60,000, after been selected from a highly competitive field of applicants last year.
Oxford partners with the Optiver Foundation to launch new international postgraduate scholarship programme for women in STEM
26 August 2022
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The partnership aims to increase the number of women from low- and middle-income countries who take up offers to study Master's programmes in MPLS departments, with the first Optiver Foundation Scholars joining in October 2023.
Creating statistical models for infectious diseases is challenging: COVID modeller Professor Christl Donnelly on making a difference
9 August 2022
Christl Donnelly from the Department of Statistics discusses how she came to work in epidemiological modelling for infectious diseases ranging from Ebola to bovine TB, and most recently COVID-19.
MPLS researchers make the Forbes Europe '30 under 30' list
4 May 2022
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Four early-career researchers have been recognised by Forbes' 2022 list, which is intended to illustrate the power that young entrepreneurs and leaders have to transform business and society.
Mathematical Sciences for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
18 March 2022
Among the many asylum seekers and academics seeking refuge are mathematicians and statisticians; they are part of the global mathematical sciences community. However, when they come to the UK they may be unable to work and so feel isolated from the subject they love. They are in personal and intellectual limbo. Concerned and inspired by this predicament, a group of mathematicians at Oxford University decided to find ways to help these refugees overcome that sense of isolation and make them aware of mathematical science-based activities in the UK.
Oxford Statistics research student takes BRONZE for mathematical display in Parliament
8 March 2022
Congratulations to Desi Ivanova, a DPhil student at the Department of Statistics, who was awarded Bronze at a competition in the House of Commons, for the excellence of her mathematical research, walking away with a £750 prize. Desi presented her winning research to dozens of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of the poster competition STEM for BRITAIN, on Monday 7th March 2022.
DeepMind donation creates 12 new research internships in artificial intelligence and machine learning
1 March 2022
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The University’s flagship UNIQ+ graduate access programme for students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds will expand further in 2022 thanks to a generous donation from leading British artificial intelligence company DeepMind.
Key surveys overestimate COVID-19 vaccination rates in the USA
9 December 2021
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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.
Oxford joins consortium to advance quantum drug discovery with £6.8M grant from Innovate UK
5 November 2021
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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.
Turing Fellowships for over 30 Oxford academics
30 September 2021
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Thirty-three University of Oxford researchers have been named Turing Fellows for the 2021/22 academic year. 23 of the fellows come from MPLS departments.
A unique international ‘zoom’ collaboration to develop treatments for COVID-19
17 September 2021
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An international collaboration of 29 scientists around the world has focused on understanding how SARS-COV-2 makes its worker proteins at the molecular level in order to develop novel antiviral drugs that block their production.
Oxford researchers develop tool to predict where people go after a disaster
12 July 2021
Researchers at Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), have developed an open source software package to estimate displaced populations post-disaster, currently with a focus on earthquakes and cyclones.
Winners announced for Oxford’s Beyond Boundaries art competition to encourage inclusion in STEM sciences
24 February 2021
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Oxford University has today announced the winners of its science-inspired schools’ art competition Beyond Boundaries which was launched to encourage inclusion in science research
How is my town doing? A local view of COVID-19 reproduction rates
18 December 2020
Led by Professor Yee Whye Teh, a team from the Computational Statistics and Machine Learning research group at the Department of Statistics has built a model that monitors the daily spread of the virus locally.
New partnership Between the Department of Health and Social Care, the Alan Turing Institute and the Royal Statistical Society to support Joint Biosecurity Centre COVID-19 response
21 October 2020
Professor Chris Holmes, The Alan Turing Institute’s Programme Director of Health and Medical Science, and Professor of Biostatistics at Oxford University, will co-lead a new Statistical Modelling and Machine Learning Lab.