New staff
The Department of Statistical Sciences is excited to welcome new staff in July 2017 and looks forward to the new energy that they will bring.
Sheetal Silal, runner up at Famelab SA
First Runner up at FameLab South Africa
Dr Sheetal Silal, a senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Statistical Sciences was first runner up in the Famelab national heat.
Distinguished Teacher Award for Dr Miguel Lacerda
The Department is proud to announce that Dr Miguel Lacerda has been awarded the highly prestigious Distinguished Teacher Award.
New Masters in Data Science
The Science Faculty at UCT will offer an interdisciplinary degree in Data Science from 2017. Participating departments are Statistical Sciences, Computer Science, Astronomy, Physics, and the Bioinformatics unit (Health Sciences faculty). Students...
New Doctor in the department!
Congratulations to SEEC researcher Greg Distiller who has just had his PhD thesis passed by his examiners! Greg's thesis is entitled “A Continuous-Time Formulation for Spatial Capture-Recapture models”.
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Welcome to the Department of Statistical Sciences

The Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Cape Town is committed to the development of the statistical sciences within and beyond the university. In its teaching, the department recognises that there are needs both to train professionals in the statistical sciences, and to provide quantitative and decision-making skills to students in other disciplines. In its research, the department seeks to maintain a balance between the development of theory and applications of that theory.