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

2018 Summer Research Scholarships

Summer Research Scholarships are a great way to gain valuable research experience, enhance your career opportunities and work with leading researchers in the Department of Statistics. Applications close 3 August.

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.

2018 Winter Lecture Series

Aotearoa in 2030. Six lectures, hosted by the Faculty of Science Sustainability Network and presented by local and international experts, delves into the pressing social and environmental challenges New Zealand faces.

  • The secrets of scampi stock assessment
    18 July 2018
    Of all the creatures in the sea, why is scampi so intriguing? Dr Ian Tuck did his PhD on scampi fisheries ecology and now works for NIWA, while also working on collaborative research projects in the Department of Statistics. Find out more.
  • Making sure the forecast fits
    28 June 2018
    Shanika Wickramasuriya, who started with the Department of Statistics as a lecturer in February 2018, focuses her work on time-series analysis, forecasting and computational statistics. Her research helps companies look at their past data to predict their future needs.
  • Becoming a probabilist | Simon Harris branches out
    20 June 2018
    Associate Professor Simon Harris from the from the United Kingdom, is a probabilist. His research focuses on branching processes, including branching Brownian motions.
  • University of Auckland professor announced as new Chief Science Advisor
    12 June 2018
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the University of Auckland today to announce Professor Juliet Gerrard will take up the role of Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor.
  • Statistics key to measuring the health of New Zealand's kelp forests
    06 June 2018
    Dr Nick Shears, who shares his time between the Institute of Marine Science and the Department of Statistics, talks about his research exploring the issue of sedimentation and climate change on kelp forests in Auckland’s coastal waters.
  • The Future of Particle Physics Event as iCalendar
    02 August 2018, 6 - 7pm
    Professor Mark Kruse, a University of Auckland alumnus now working at Duke University (USA), will be discussing our understanding of the fundamental essence of the universe and will reveal some of the deepest mysteries of Nature. Public lecture, all welcome but registrations are essential.
  • Media SAVVY workshops for Māori researchers
    28 June 2018
    The Science Media Centre offers fully-funded Media SAVVY workshops for Māori researchers, supported by Curious Minds – He Hihiri i te Mahara. Applications for the next workshop on 3 and 4 September are open now. Find out more.
  • Entries open for New Zealand's most illustrious science prize
    20 June 2018
    Entries for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes are now open, with New Zealand’s most talented established and emerging scientists, science teachers and science communicators able to apply for awards worth a combined value of $1 million across five categories.