Centre for Statistics


This section of the CfS website contains news items and stories about the development and application of statistical methodological and theoretical techniques.

Exposing Liver Cancer

When hepatologist Tom Bird realised current methods of liver cancer detection were leading to misdiagnosis, he called in statisticians from the Centre for Statistics to help him remedy the situation

Vital Statistics of Neutron Star Collisions

Statistics is central to gaining insights from gravitational wave events, as the contributions from University of Edinburgh statistician Jonathan Gair, and physicists Andy Lawrence and David Homan reveal.

Cocaine Crime Stats

Trace amounts of cocaine on banknotes can tell a surprisingly rich and telling story about the notes’ history, as Amy Wilson from the Centre for Statistics has found out.