Our research: Making a difference
As a School, we conduct high-quality research across the fields of mathematics, statistics and actuarial science. Collaborative and interdisciplinary research are particular strengths and we have a very active seminar programme involving a wide range of speakers.
Our areas of expertise include:
- algebra, geometry and topology
- computational and numerical mathematics
- mathematical analysis
- mathematical physics and nonlinear systems
- Bayesian statistics
- statistical biology
- statistical ecology
- multivariate statistics and regression
- nonparametric statistics
- economic capital and financial risk management
- longevity risk and methods of modelling
- public policy aspects of risk classification.
Our research projects have attracted substantial funding from sources such as the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, London Mathematical Society, National Environment Research Council, Marie Curie Career Integration Fund, Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship and the Royal Society.
Our staff conduct research that is having a major impact on the world around us. Our research in statistics has led to improved data collection for conservationists; research in mathematics to an online library of mathematical functions which is freely available to all; while research conducted by our Centre for Actuarial Science, Risk and Investment gets to the core of questions around the funding of pensions and evaluating insurance risks.