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Welcome to the News and Events page for the Department of Statistics.

In Memoriam: Josh Hill

We are deeply saddened to confirm that Josh Hill, a second year student studying Data Science has passed away in hospital overnight on Monday 10 June, following a fall in the Mathematical Sciences Building.

Head of Statistics Professor Barbel Finkenstadt said:

“The whole department is deeply saddened and distressed by the death of this lovely, gentle and kind young man. Our thoughts are with Josh’s family.”

If you would like support during this difficult time, please contact Wellbeing Support Services. You can call the team on 024 76 575570, ext. 75570 or visit or for more details.

Tue 11 Jun 2019, 14:38 | Tags: Dept, Students, Faculty of Science

Results for the John Copas Prize in Statistics 2019 (sponsored by the Faculty of Science)

Awarded for the best PhD thesis eligible for the Departmental Completion Award

Valerio Perrone

Mon 10 Jun 2019, 07:57 | Tags: Dept, Postgrad

Department of Statistics Teaching Prize

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the inaugural Department of Statistics Teaching Prize is awarded jointly to Paul Jenkins and Zorana Lazic. Pier Guarniero was also shortlisted for the award and his teaching contribution was also commended.

Mon 20 May 2019, 09:58 | Tags: Dept

May 16th, 2019. Public Lecture in Statistics. "Modelling genes: the Backwards and Forwards of Mathematical Population Genetics".


There will be a Public Lecture by Professor Alison Etheridge (University of Oxford) on the topic "Modelling genes: the Backwards and Forwards of Mathematical Population Genetics"

The Lecture will take place on:
Thursday May 16th, 2019 - MS.01 Zeeman building (Maths and Stats), 6:15pm.

Further details, and a link to the registration page, can be found be clicking on the following link:

Wed 17 Apr 2019, 12:00

Congratulations to Dr Martine Barons who has been invited to be part of the 12-strong Bond Review Implementation Group

Fri 29 Mar 2019, 13:23 | Tags: Dept, ASRU

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