Institute for Statistical Science

Several developments over the last decade have pushed Statistics into the heart of science, commerce, and policy-making: new techniques, more powerful computers, and of course much more data. In the Institute of Statistical Science, we cover the whole spectrum of modern Statistics, from theoretical methods designed explicitly for multi-core computers and big data-sets, to providing planning and time-critical advice to policymakers concerning civil emergencies.

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Director of the Institute: Professor Oliver Johnson

Faculty Members

Research Associates

Christopher Doris

Matteo Fasiolo
Ashley Ford
Vinesh Solanki

Sam Tickle

Andi Wang


Sean Collins
Sir John Kingman FRS
John McNamara FRS
Sir Bernard Silverman FRS

Honorary Professor

Julia Mortera

Jonty Rougier

Former Institute Members

See full list here


  • Chris Oates
    Friday 24th April 2020, 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
    Fry Building, TBA

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