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

  • Alain Vandal comes full circle
    31 July 2019
    Newly-appointed staff member Alain Vandal did his PhD in the Department of Statistics in the late 1990s. Twenty years later, he’s back as an Associate Professor in Biostatistics, enjoying renewing old ties and teaching the next generation of statisticians.
  • Data scientist Dr Lisa Chen returns to the Department of Statistics
    17 July 2019
    When Dr Lisa Chen was doing her PhD with the Department of Statistics between 2008 and 2012, she hardly ever heard the terms ‘data science’ and ‘data scientist’ – and didn’t apply them to herself.
  • From Wales, with love
    26 June 2019
    Charlotte never imagined that she’d end up living here in New Zealand, but that was before she met a nice Kiwi and moved over in late 2017. The UK’s loss is our gain, however – Charlotte has joined the Department of Statistics as a Lecturer.
  • Preparing for the statistics workplace | Expert tips
    20 June 2019
    What sort of workplace skills should statistics students start developing while they are at university? Professional Teaching Fellow Dr Andrew Balemi, a former head of marketing science for Colmar Brunton, shares his expertise and experience.
  • Buddy system leads to study success
    22 May 2019
    Susan Wingfield (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Maniapoto) is the department's Tuākana coordinator. The Tuākana programme is a type of buddy system for Māori and Pacific students to study together, learn together, achieve together, succeed together and celebrate together.