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Research interests in the Statistics Group include methodological development and applications of statistics in all areas, including medicine, ecology, energy, environment, social science, the behavioural sciences, traffic networks and archaeology. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Subjective probability
  • Applied Bayesian inference
  • Bayesian modelling of space-time processes
  • Bayesian networks
  • Density estimation and nonparametric regression
  • Differential geometry in statistics
  • Distributions and fitting them to data
  • Forecasting and time series analysis
  • Multivariate statistics
  • Medical statistics
  • Infectious disease modelling
  • Statistical modelling
  • Epidemiology
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Survival analysis.

Key facts

  • The Statistics Group is one of the top 20 statistics groups in the country, as evidenced by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
  • We have a small (typically five) but excellent group of full-time research students, complemented by a few part-time students.

Further information

If you have an enquiry specific to this research area please contact:

Mathematics and Statistics Research Secretary
+44 (0)1908 659995

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