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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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.

  • R star launches fundraising appeal
    08 March 2018
    Leading R developer Hadley Wickham is calling on everyone who uses the statistical programming language R to donate just one dollar for every hour they have used it in the past year.
  • Expanding the R toolkit
    19 February 2018
    Associate Professor Paul Murrell’s work on graphics in R is a bit unusual – he mostly doesn't create graphs, but develops tools so others can.
  • Crunching the numbers to combat child poverty
    16 February 2018
    An estimated 12 percent of New Zealand children are living in material hardship. Aiming to change that are Department of Statistics researchers Dr Barry Milne, Andrew Sporle and their colleagues.
  • New data portal “a complete game changer”
    08 February 2018
    The Department of Statistics has gained access to a world-leading government data project that is a huge advance for academics studying New Zealanders’ wellbeing.
  • Leading statisticians and operations researchers meet in Auckland
    20 December 2017
    More than 400 of the world’s top statisticians and operations researchers congregated at the University of Auckland last week for a joint meeting of three of their peak bodies.
  • The Brain in its Body, the Body in its World Event as iCalendar
    23 May 2018, 6:15pm
    Is your mind really (only) in your head? Over the past 30 years, it has become increasingly clear that the proper unit of analysis of the mechanisms of behavior is not simply a brain, but rather an entire brain-body-environment system. Find out more from Professor Randall D Beer at this public lecture.
  • Evaluating Geographic Patterns of Infant Mortality and Preterm Birth (Science Event Tags, Computer Science, Seminars) Event as iCalendar
    28 May 2018, 12 - 1pm
    In the United States, Ohio has one of the highest reported infant mortality (IM) rates, consistently ranking 45 out of 51 in the country. Associate Professor Elisabeth Dowling Root from The Ohio State University will talk about novel methods for using big data to evaluate the population-level impacts of public health interventions.
  • Apply now for a 2018 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    01 February 2018
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2018.
  • Research Bazaar 2018 | Apply to attend now
    22 May 2018
    The Research Bazar (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.