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

An introduction to data analysis

Our hugely popular MOOC is running again from 8 April. It offers a hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis, emphasising key ideas, computer skills and statistical thinking. Sign up at any time.

Rats just kept on coming

Rats have thrived since being introduced into New Zealand but a new study shows they not only spread rapidly, new arrivals kept jumping ship. Associate Professors James Russell and Rachel Fewster explain.

Join us for the 2019 Ihaka Lectures

Following on from the success of 2018, this year's theme is 'Rise of the machine learners: Statistical learning in the computational era'. The series will run from 13 March to 3 April. Find out more.

  • Equity Initiative Grant open for applications
    18 March 2019
    The Faculty of Science is seeking applications for the Equity Initiative Grant. Applications close 15 April 2019. Read more and download an application form.
  • Funded Doctoral Internships in Mumbai and Medellín
    12 February 2019
    PhD candidate Shohin Aheleroff is in Colombia building international networks and using his expertise to solve real-world industry problems. You could be too with a funded doctoral internship in Mumbai or Medellín. There are still places remaining (NZ citizens and permanent residents only).