School of Mathematics



The group is at the forefront of the development of modern methodologies of Statistics and Data Science.  Areas of research include astrostatistics, Bayesian inference, computationally intensive techniques, point processes, spatial models, statistics of extremes, high-dimensional statistics, state-space models, wavelets, and nonparametric regression. There is a strong interest in applications with specific areas being ecology, energy, environment, finance, forensics, genomics, and medical statistics. There is a strong link with Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland who have offices adjacent to the School and to the Scottish Financial Risk Academy which has links to the Heriot–Watt University. The group founded and leads the Centre for Statistics, which unites quantitative researchers from across the University and beyond.


Members of the Statistics group

Seminars and events

Seminar series, news feed and events in the School of Mathematics organised by the Statistics research group

Recent Publications

Recent publications by members of the statistics group.

PhD opportunities

Potential projects in statistics


Software created by members of the statistics group.