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 Day 2018

The Faculty of Science looks forward to seeing all undergraduate students at Orientation Day on 21 February. There is a fabulous programme of activities and events starting with a welcome at Waipapa Marae.

A picture is worth a million numbers

Following on from the success of last year, the 2018 Ihaka Lectures (7-21 March) present three experts discussing different facets of data visualisation such as identifying patterns. Find out more.

The secrets of the universe

Associate Professor Renate Meyer has been part of a huge collaborative effort to detect gravitational waves from a neutron star merger. Read about her research on pages 22 and 23 of InSCight magazine.

  • 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.