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

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Visit us in Alfred Nathan House for information and advice on your degree, your enrolment, fee payments, how to find your way around the campus, Campus Card, visa renewals and more.

Take 10 with Dr Ciprian Giurcaneanu

Dr Ciprian Giurcaneanu focusses his day around three main activities: reading, writing and coding. Find out more about his research into statistical signal processing and why he likes to be in competition with himself.

Our subject is ranked 43rd

According to the 2018 QS World University Rankings by subject, the University of Auckland's statistics and operational research is ranked 43rd in the world. Find out more.

  • Top teachers recognised
    29 March 2018
    Seven lecturers who deliver Department of Statistics courses have been recognised for their contribution to teaching in 2017 in a newly-instituted departmental awards scheme.
  • Ihaka Lecture Series a success
    27 March 2018
    The Department of Statistics is delighted at the event turnout and online engagement for their second annual Ihaka Lecture Series.
  • Visual Trumpery - the good and bad of data journalism
    25 March 2018
    Ihaka Lecture guest speaker, Alberto Cairo, warns we must beware of data visualisations that look convincing but skew the truth. He talks to Radio NZ about how good data journalism makes important information easily understandable.
  • Statistics rises up the ranks
    23 March 2018
    The University of Auckland has been ranked in the top 50 worldwide for Statistics and Operations Research, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.
  • The Cambridge Analytica fallout
    21 March 2018
    Doctoral candidate Liza Bolton talks to Radio NZ about the Cambridge Analytica investigation and why it's causing so much concern.
  • Introduction to R Event as iCalendar
    09 July 2018 - 10 July 2018, 8:45am - 5pm
    On popular demand, Statistical Consulting Centre will be running a two day course on introduction to R. This two-day course assumes that participants will have no prior experience with R.
  • Research Bazaar 2018 | Apply to attend now
    22 May 2018
    The Research Bazaar (ResBaz) is a three-day festival promoting digital literacy in modern research. This is a free, annual event to help you master several new research skills while having fun. Applications for ResBaz Auckland 2018 are now open. If you would like to attend, find out more and apply.
  • Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity
    10 April 2018
    The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.