Welcome to the Jean Miller Heywood Department of Statistics

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

Vice-Chancellors Lecture Series 2018

Organised by the Faculty of Science, this four-lecture series addresses some of the barriers to inclusion, participation and success of diverse groups within, and beyond, education and employment.

Suffrage 125 Science

It's the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand and we're renaming our faculty, schools and departments to honour alumnae of note.

Discover your Science with us

We’re much more than just New Zealand’s top ranked science faculty. We are a diverse collaborative community, full of budding scientists ready to help you discover your passion and what makes you tick.

  • Angling for the best models
    13 September 2018
    Dr Thomas, 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.
  • 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).
  • Concern over quality of Māori Census data
    25 July 2018
    Andrew Sporle, a researcher in the Department of Statistics, is among a group of indigenous scholars sounding the alarm over the quality of Māori data in this year’s Census.
  • Faculty postgraduate research showcase and poster competition
    29 August 2018
    We invite our science postgraduates to join us in our 2018 Faculty of Science Research Showcase commencing 10 September. Registrations and submissions are now closed for the annual postgraduate poster competition. Go to the Postgraduate Research Showcase webpage for more information about Showcase activities.