Department of Statistics


News

  • Summer scholar joins the big (data) league
    18 February 2019
    Yongshi Deng has only just completed her honours degree, but she’s already had a taste of the big league, working in the data analytics team at communications company Vodafone over summer.
  • Educator and philanthropist awarded Honorary Doctorate
    23 January 2019
    German-born scientist and education philanthropist Dr Beate Schuler will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Auckland.
  • Meet the new Science Scholars director
    06 December 2018
    Dr Rhys Jones of the Department of Statistics has been named director of the innovative Science Scholars programme at the University of Auckland.
  • Kathleen Curtis Atrium naming ceremony
    30 November 2018
    The Faculty of Science proudly renames the plaza atrium of the Science Centre after prestigious alumna Kathleen Curtis to commemorate 125 years of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand.
  • Powered by statistics
    14 November 2018
    There’s been much talk in the media of troubles in the energy market, with the spot prices that retailers pay generators soaring to new heights. Find out what Senior Lecturer Geoff Pritchard thinks about New Zealand’s energy industry.
  • University of Auckland science research attracts major funding
    08 November 2018
    Three of 15 leading-edge research projects within the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland have attracted funding from this year’s Marsden fund. Find out more.
  • Expert advice for intending students
    01 November 2018
    Are you keen to study undergraduate statistics at the University of Auckland? If so, you may get to know Christine Miller and David Smith. They have both been the department’s undergraduate advisers for more than 20 years.
  • Quantum computing and deep space research awarded
    25 October 2018
    Associate Professor Renate Meyer is one of six University of Auckland scientists researching topics from deep space to the biodiversity of the sea floor have received top honours from the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ).
  • From a SEED grows mighty teaching ideas
    18 October 2018
    When your introductory statistics course has up to 600 students per lecture, how do you keep them engaged? You use technology in an innovative way, say Professional Teaching Fellows Anna Fergusson and Dr Rhys Jones.
  • Using statistics to make sense of our world at the 2018 Mathematical and Computational Sciences Showcase
    24 September 2018
    If you let a pregnant rat loose on pest-free Rangitōtō, how fast might the population grow? This question and more were answered in stimulating talks delivered by Statistics staff.
  • Cyberattacks, cybersecurity and protection
    21 September 2018
    Dr Rizwan Asghar talks about the risk of cyberattacks and how New Zealand must find ways to counter this growing threat. Read his Newsroom article.
  • Women in science – a celebration of NZ pioneers
    19 September 2018
    Pioneering women scientists who helped pave the way for others are being honoured as part of Women’s Suffrage 125 celebrations by having the University of Auckland’s science departments and schools named after them for one week.
  • Angling for the best models
    13 September 2018
    Dr Thomas Yee, a senior lecturer in the Department of Statistics, is a keen fly fisherman, and he has been able to marry his statistical nous with his hobby.
  • Major funding for University of Auckland science research
    13 September 2018
    A non-invasive laser probe to detect prostate cancer and developing high-value products from seaweed are just two research projects at the University of Auckland awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour and Smart Ideas science fund allocation.
  • Conveying data into everyday language
    29 August 2018
    Avinesh Pillai works with more than 55 million individual pieces of anonymised information about more than 6,800 New Zealand children and their families, covering everything from their weights at birth to how far they live from their schools.
  • New lecturer goes with the flow
    23 August 2018
    Newly-appointed lecturer Azam Asanjarani spends her days working on problems to do with queues, such as traffic jams, healthcare waiting lists, internet congestion and the like.
  • International honour for Professor James Curran
    10 August 2018
    Department of Statistics academic, Professor James Curran, has been awarded a Fellowship with the American Statistical Association (ASA).
  • Concern over quality of Māori Census data
    25 July 2018
    Andrew Sporle, a researcher in the Department of Statistics, is among a group of indigenous scholars sounding the alarm over the quality of Māori data in this year’s Census.
  • 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.