Statistics and data science
Statistics is a field within mathematics that deals with the principles and methods for collecting and analyzing quantitative information, based on models and concepts from probability theory. With statistical methods, one can explore datasets to find patterns and make forecasts, and to estimate uncertainties. In recent times, when large amounts of data are often available, several of these are closely linked to methods in machine learning. In today's society where data is stored and generated all the time, there is a growing need for statisticians.
We are in charge of the following degree programs:
Within the MSc in Statistics we offer three specializations: mathematical statistics, data analysis and finance theory and insurance mathematics.
Actuarial science concerns problems in insurance and finance and the use of statistical and mathematical methods to solve these. As an actuary, you analyze the risk and financial effects of future events. And as one of two institutions in Norway, UoB offer the option to apply for a certificate of actuary.
An education in statistics and actuarial science gives you a future-oriented and sought-after competence that provides many job opportunities. Today, statisticians and actuaries work in life insurance, non-life insurance, finance, asset management, medical research environments, industry, oil and gas and public administration and research.
The group are actively involved in several areas of research within statistics, such as:
- Computational statistics
- Time series
- Statistical learning and data science
- Probability theory
- Financial and insurance mathematics
You can read more about our activities on the links provided below.
The group is one of the largerst academic community of statisticians in Norway, and we collaborate with researchers at several other deparments at UoB and other institutions both nationally and internationally.
Tentativ program Statistics Seminar fall 2022
The seminar will find place on Thursdays at 11am in Realfagsbygget. Here is a list of already schedule seminars:
September 1st: Roman Khotyachuck (Norce/UiB)
September 8th: Mahnaz Fakhrabadi (NHH)
September 22nd: Konstantinos Giannakis (UiB)
September 29th: Frank Namugera (Makarere/UiB)
October 20th: Robert Clay Glastad (UiB)
October 27th: Adriaan Ludl (UiB)
November 10th: Susanna Röblitz (UiB)
November 17th: Tanteliniaina Mioratine (UiB)
December 1st/8th: Kristian Gundersen (UiB)
More information about the seminars (location, title, etc) is announced via our email-list about one week in advance. Contact Stein Andreas Bethuelsen in case you wish to be added to the list.
- Franesca Azzolini
- Timothee Bacri
- Pernille K. Fauskanger (externally funded)
- Brage Førland
- Robert Clay Glastad
- Ingvild Helgøy
- Rajneesh Kumar
- Tanteliniaina Mioratine (externally funded)
- Belén Pascual
- Anders Sleire (externally funded)
- Ingrid S. Thorsen (externally funded)
- Ivar Heuch
- Trygve Nilsen
- Dag Tjøstheim