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

Ihaka Lectures

In March 2017 our department inaugurated the highly successful Ihaka Lecture series - themed 'Statistical Computing in the Data Age'. Find out more and watch videos from each of the lectures.

Data to Insight MOOC

Our hugely popular MOOC is running again from 2 October. It offers a hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis, emphasising fundamental concepts and practical skills. Sign up at any time.

  • Claudia Rivera Rodriguez: Drawn back to Auckland
    26 September 2017
    Dr Claudia Rivera Rodriguez returns to the Department of Statistics.
  • Alumni day showcases Statistics research
    26 September 2017
    On Saturday 23 September 2017 the departments of Statistics, Computer Science and Mathematics came together to present short and lively talks on current research, display hands-on technology and postgraduate students’ work and provide course information.
  • Professor James Curran takes the lead
    19 September 2017
    Professor James Curran will be Head of the Department of Statistics from next February, for a four-year term.
  • The art of teaching statistics to teenagers
    22 August 2017
    Anna Fergusson is a Professional Teaching Fellow in the Department of Statistics and is doing her PhD which explores accessible ways to introduce school students to what she calls “the modern art and science of learning from data”.