- To provide advice, support and training in statistical methods to staff and students at QIB
- To provide staff resources in applied statistics, mathematical programming and data handling to research projects
- To conduct research in key areas of data analysis relevant to QIB’s science programme
- To collaborate with partners across academia and industry, in the UK and internationally
Our research focuses on selected areas of applied data analysis. These include multivariate analysis, especially of spectral data – NMR, Infrared, Mass Spectrometry. IFR has for many years invested in analytical technologies (NMR, FT-IR, MS, GC/MS, LC/MS), and has also embraced the post-genomic era (transcriptomics, proteomics). The data produced by all of these are megavariate – several thousand numerical values generated from each specimen examined. Advanced computational methods are essential in handling this kind of data; dealing with output from these diverse methodologies has driven our work in recent years. For an overview of the contribution of the Statistics team to science, see the publications page.
Dr George Savva (Institute Statistician)