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Statistics within the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London


Welcome to the pages of the Statistics group within the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London.

This group is part of the Mathematics Research Centre. It conducts research and postgraduate teaching in Statistics, especially design of experiments, sequential analysis, and Bayesian methodology. This page directs you to information about our research, seminars, publications and how to apply for postgraduate study here.

Research Themes

You can find descriptions of our research areas here. More detailed descriptions of individual researchers' interests can be found here.

Collaborative Research

Although much of our research is purely about Statistics, we also collaborate with other researchers such as biologists and engineers. Further details can be found here.


Seminars planned for the current semester can be found by following the links here. Other forthcoming events of statistical interest are also shown there.


Publications from 1992 onwards by members of this Statistics group are listed here. The list includes all publications by current members from a few years before their arrival at QMUL; includes those publications by former members which were written when they were at QMUL; excludes publications of the honorary members based in CRUK. Some preprints and papers in press by members of the group are also shown.


See here for more details of the individual members of the group, including details of their research interests and links to their personal web pages.

Postgraduate Matters

Congratulations to Wai Yin Yeung, who was selected by the Student Scholarship Committee for the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) to present a paper at its 33rd Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida, during 20–23 May 2012. She was one of only three students worldwide to receive support from the SCT and be designated a Thomas C. Chalmers Student Scholarship Finalist.

Wai Yin Yeung was also awarded a bursary by the British and Irish Region (BIR) of the International Biometric Society to present a paper at the 26th International Biometric Conference in Kobe, Japan, during 26-31 August 2012. The bursaries are jointly funded by the BIR and the Fisher Memorial Trust, and she was one of seven students to receive such funding.

Congratulations to Ben Gaby on successfully completing his dissertation and viva for MPhil.

Congratulations to Wai Yin Yeung on successfully completing her thesis and viva for PhD in June 2013.

Congratulations to M. Iftakhar Alam, who was selected by the Student Conference Award Subcommittee for the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) to present a paper at its 34th Annual Conference in Munich, Germany, during 25-29 August 2013. He was one of only three students worldwide to receive a Student Conference Award from the ISCB.

Congratulations to Oleg Volkov on satisfying the external examiners for his PhD in July 2014.

We welcome enquiries and applications from prospective postgraduate students. See here for further details.