The Statistics Group

What is statistics?

“The best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone else's backyard” —John Tukey (Bell Labs and Princeton University)

Statistics is the science of learning from data, and of measuring, controlling, and communicating uncertainty; and it thereby provides the navigation essential for controlling the course of scientific and societal advances (Davidian & Louis 2012).

What do statisticians do?

Statisticians apply statistical thinking and methods to a wide variety of scientific, social, and business endeavors in such areas as astronomy, biology, education, economics, engineering, genetics, marketing, medicine, psychology, public health, sports, among many.

Statistics at NTNU

The statistics group at the Department of Mathematical Sciences consists of

  • 17 permanent faculty members
  • 1 postdoc
  • 1 full-time researcher
  • 15 PhD-students

NTNU is the leading university in Norway in terms of number of Master degrees awarded. The group's research includes computational statistics, extreme value theory, design of experiments, reliability analysis, spatial statistics, theoretical statistics, functional genomics, and stochastic and statistical modeling in ecology, evolution and conservation biology.