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Statistics and biostatistics


The research group in Statistics and biostatistics is active in many areas of theoretical and applied statistics, including inference for high-dimensional data, survival and event history analysis, model selection and criticism, nonparametrics, hierarchical Bayesian modelling, time- and space-modelling, and general methodological development motivated from applications in public health, genetics, biology, climate science and other fields.

Participation in centres

The research group is partner and hub in BigInsight, which is a centre for research based innovation created by the Norwegian Research Council, starting in April 2015. BigInsight is a consortium with 13 academic, industrial and official partners, aiming at the development of new statistical tools for the analysis of high dimensional and complex data, with special focus on new personalised solutions and sharper prediction of transient phenomena. Another important and central activity of the research group is related to the FocuStat project. Researchers in the group are also active in  Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis –CEES and in the centres Centre for Computational Inference in Evolutionary Life Science (CELS) and PharmaTox . The research group is also hosting the DataScience@UiO innovation cluster, in collaboration with the research group of Logic and Intelligent Data at IFI, SIRIUS and Big Insight. The emerging activity in Data Science that our group is conducting is collected at this site.


In the Oslo area the research group collaborates closely with the Department of Biostatistics at the Medical faculty,  the Biomedical Informatics Research Group and Logic and Intelligent Data at the Department of Informatics, Norwegian Computing Center,  Institute for Cancer Research at Oslo University Hospital,  National Institute of Public Health and Statistics Norway. Otherwise the research group has a broad collaboration within Norway and internationally.


In collaboration with Big Insight, the research group recently hosted the following visiting professors in 2016-2017: 

  • Per Mykland (University of Chicago) August 2016 - June 2017
  • Lan Zhang (University of Illinois at Chicago) August 2016 - June 2017


The master study in statistics and biostatistics at the University of Oslo is part of the masters programme in Modelling and Data Analysis. The link Nytt om statistikk is meant for students interested in statistics and contains updated information about everything that is happening in the field of statistics right now. 

Published Nov. 8, 2010 10:40 PM - Last modified Aug. 17, 2017 3:49 PM