Welcome to the Department of Statistics

"Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write." H.G. Wells

Orientation 2019

Received an offer of place for 2019? Find out what you need to do before you arrive, what to expect at your Orientation day and where to go for more support. Read more.

Mission to reveal cosmic ripples

Kiwi scientists have joined a bold mission to measure mysterious cosmic ripples from a trio of orbiting spacecraft. Associate Professor Renate Meyer explains all to the NZ Herald.

Join us for the 2019 Ihaka Lectures

Following on from the success of 2018, this year's theme is 'Rise of the machine learners: Statistical learning in the computational era'. The series will run from 13 March to 3 April. Find out more.

  • Angling for the best models
    13 September 2018
    Dr Thomas Yee, a senior lecturer in the Department of Statistics, is a keen fly fisherman, and he has been able to marry his statistical nous with his hobby.
  • Major funding for University of Auckland science research
    13 September 2018
    A non-invasive laser probe to detect prostate cancer and developing high-value products from seaweed are just two research projects at the University of Auckland awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour and Smart Ideas science fund allocation.
  • Conveying data into everyday language
    29 August 2018
    Avinesh Pillai works with more than 55 million individual pieces of anonymised information about more than 6,800 New Zealand children and their families, covering everything from their weights at birth to how far they live from their schools.
  • New lecturer goes with the flow
    23 August 2018
    Newly-appointed lecturer Azam Asanjarani spends her days working on problems to do with queues, such as traffic jams, healthcare waiting lists, internet congestion and the like.
  • International honour for Professor James Curran
    10 August 2018
    Department of Statistics academic, Professor James Curran, has been awarded a Fellowship with the American Statistical Association (ASA).
  • Apply now for a 2019 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    03 December 2018
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2019.
  • Seeking an MSc student | for fully funded research
    16 November 2018
    Dr Emma Carroll is seeking a suitable candidate for a masters project looking at functional differences in southern right whale genomes linked to population structure and foraging traditions. A background in genomics/genetics and experience with coding would be ideal. Find out more.