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.

Understanding quantum computing

Quantum computers are extremely complex machines that challenge almost everything we know about computing. Join our Gibbons Lectures' speakers as they delve into this fascinating topic on 8, 15, 22 and 29 May.