• Brain activation

    MRI Scan

    Medical imaging provides fascinating insights into the workings of the brain and statistical modelling can help to identify interesting patterns from noisy data.

  • Geometric group theory

    Geometric group theory

    The four colour pentagon

  • Quiz software


    The "Model Choice" and "Testing Statistics" software are web-based multiple-choice systems with a focus on detailed feedback to learners.

  • Multi-scale modelling of heart

    Ventricle model

    A left ventricle model with normal vectors on the endocardial surface.

  • A deformation of a singularity


    The study of such objects brings together ring theory, topology and algebraic geometry and has applications in integrable systems and mathematical physics.

  • Host-parsitoid coinvasion

    Integrodifference model

    Integrodifference models of host-parasitoid interactions give rise to a wide range of travelling wave dynamics.

  • Statistical models

    Vertex model

    The integrable six-vertex model is used to describe ferroelectrics such as ice as well as to count alternating sign matrices in combinatorics.

  • Nitrate Levels in a River Catchment

    River network

    The statistical model used for nitrate levels over a river monitoring network takes account of the flow connectedness of the monitoring sites.

  • Where did modern humans come from?

    Violin plots

    Maximum-likelihood phylogenetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA variation reveals that modern humans exited Africa via South Asia.

  • Counterflow turbulence

    Counterflow turbulence

    The study of vortex dynamics in superfluid helium may help us understand complex fluid motions, which remains one of natures great challenges.

The School of Mathematics Statistics combines world-leading research expertise in pure and applied mathematics and statistics. The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 have now been announced. This a major review of research across all disciplines, which takes place in the UK every few years. The results give an internationally excellent or world-leading rating to 89% of research in our school, and we are ranked 8th out of 53 submissions in the mathematical sciences across the UK for `research intensity' in the Times Higher Education tables.

If you study with us you can benefit from our excellent teaching standards and supportive learning environment – an impressive 97% of our final year undergraduate students rate themselves as satisfied with their overall experience, according to the 2011 National Student Survey, rating us 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK.

World Statistics Day 2015

As part of the celebration of World Statistics Day, 2015 "better data, better lives", we have selected three examples of projects, where Glasgow statisticians are making a difference by providing insight into some of the grand planetary challenges, round people and environment. You can find the details of the selected projects by clicking here.


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