14 September 2023
Since 2011 the Department of Statistics has held an Athena Swan Bronze Award. This year, the Department has been awarded Silver, reflecting the collective efforts made over the intervening years to work towards greater gender and intersectional equality.
21 July 2023
Professor Windmeijer is Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Statistics. His research interests cover micro-econometrics and causal inference, with strong links to epidemiology and biostatistics.
5 May 2023
Professor Alison Etheridge has been elected as an international member of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States.
21 April 2023
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.
10 February 2023
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.
15 December 2022
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.
14 October 2022
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
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.
4 May 2022
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.
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.
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
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.
9 December 2021
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.
5 November 2021
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.
30 September 2021
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.
17 September 2021
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.
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
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
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.