The Department of Statistics at Warwick is a top-ranked department, appearing 14th in the QS World Subject Rankings. It was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher & Further Education 2015 for research in Mathematics and Statistics and its global impact. Following recent expansion due to repeated successes in research assessment, grant funding, and substantial university investment, there are now 66 academic staff, 18 postdocs and over 80 PhD students. 

The Department of Statistics is both physically, academically and intellectually in close proximity to the Department of Mathematics, which is also home to over 100 academic staff, 35 postdocs and 130 PhD students. The doctoral and postdoctoral community in Warwick is thus one of the most vibrant in the world for a single site. Indeed, there are many inter-departmental collaborations concerning teaching and research at this level. 

As one of the five founding partners, Warwick has close links with The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for Data Science and AI, enhancing the research environment by providing access to this unique, world-leading, vibrant centre, focussed on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Many of the supervisors at Warwick are Fellows of The Alan Turing Institute. Through these connections, the Banorte Fellows will have the opportunity to spend time and collaborate on may of the large research projects running at The Alan Turing Institute.