Miss Anjali Gupta

BSc (Hons) Statistics from University of Delhi, India; MSc Applied Statistics from University of Oxford, UK

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Pursued BSc (Hons) in Statistics at University of Delhi followed by MSc in Applied Statistics at University of Oxford. Anjali interned at a startup named Mzaya Pvt Ltd where she was offered a position of Statistician on completion of the internship. She worked there for sometime and then decided to move to FICO (previously Fair Isaac) as an Analytic Consultant. Currently, she is conducting her research in Forensic Statistics at University of Auckland.

Research | Current

Currently pursuing PhD in Forensic Statistics which is focused on analysing the data from LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrography) for glass evidence using various methodologies. This research is being conducted under the supervision of Professor James Michael Curran and Professor Christopher Michael Triggs, whose acting as the co-supervisor.



Comparison of Intra-Day and Inter-Day Variation in LIBS Spectra - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forc.2016.12.002

Teaching | Current

Graduate Teaching Assistant - March 2015 - November 2016, August - November 2017

Assisting undergraduate students with concepts of Statistics
Marking assignments for undergraduate and postgraduate courses
Invigilation duties during exams

Postgraduate supervision

Anjali's postgraduate studies were supervised by Orlaith Burke, who is the Senior Statistician at Department of Population Health, University of Oxford. 

Also, Dr. Matthias Winkel, who is the Departmental Lecturer in Actuarial Statistics at University of Oxford supervised her Masters dissertation that was based on modeling and forecasting yield rates of US Treasury securities based on the Diebold-Li model that was based on Nelson and Siegel (1987). Varied patterns of the yield curves were studied for securities maturing at different times.


New Zealand Statistical Association - 2018 NZSA Conference Best Student Talk

The International Biometrics Society - Best Oral Presentation Prize 2018

Stephen E. Fienberg CSAFE Young Investigator Travel Award - Jun 2017 (The International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics): This award is supported by the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) in order to support the awardee to present at the 10th International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics (ICFIS).

Student talk prize winner at New Zealand Statistics Association Conference 2015

Received University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship for pursuing PhD in Forensic Statistics.

Granted with JN Tata Endowment Scholarship for MSc at University of Oxford, UK.

Awarded Distinction at University of Oxford for Masters in Applied Statistics.

Awarded 2nd rank at University of Delhi during BSc (Hons).

Areas of expertise

Worked on a range of analytical problems such as short term & medium term demand forecasting, forecasting tomorrow’s market price for power utilities across India, customer behavior analysis and market trend analysis using Market Sensitivity for increased customer retention and enhanced product marketing and several other financial services projects. Also worked on marketing media mix project and customer behavior scorecards.

Also, passed a few examinations of Actuarial Science:

CT1 - Financial Mathematics 
CT2 - Finance and Financial Reporting
CT3 - Probability and Mathematical Statistics
CT6 - Statistical Methods

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member of Institute of Actuaries of India and Institute of Actuaries, UK.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 3, Room 395
New Zealand

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