Applied Probability


The Applied Probability Section came into existence at the start of 2012 to help rejuvenate the Royal Statistical Society's interests in the area. The main activity of the Section is to organise loosely-themed meetings on aspects of applied probability, which we interpret as any use of probability to develop models and results that help us to understand the world around us.


The section's aims and objectives include:

  • Fostering research in applied probability
  • Bringing together a community of researchers in applied probability within the RSS
  • Supporting the outreach of applied probability research into both statistical science and wider application areas, both established and novel.


Chair: Amanda Turner (Lancaster)
Vice chair: Jonathan Jordan (Sheffield)
Secretary: Codina Cotar (UCL)
Meetings Secretary: Nadia Sidorova (UCL)

Committee Members

James Cruise (Heriot-Watt)
Moez Draief (Imperial College)
Oliver Johnson (Bristol)
John Moriarty (Manchester)
Peter Neal (Lancaster)
Gesine Reinert (Oxford)
Perla Sousi (Cambridge)
Jon Warren (Warwick)

Future meetings

View our events calendar:

Past meetings

22 June 2016 Recent Progress in the Central Limit Theorem Workshop
10 February 2016 Networks
14 October 2015 Stochastic Epidemics
3 June 2015, Stochastic Approximation
4 February 2015 Probability in Statistical Mechanics
17 October 2014, Quantitative challenges in post-crisis financial markets
11 July 2014, Probability in Particle Filters
9 April 2014, 50th Anniversary of the Journal of Applied Probability
30 October 2013, Novel Probabilistic and Statistical Methods for Electricity Networks
2-5 September 2013, Session at the RSS Conference: Probabilistic Analysis of Markov Chain Monte Carlo
19 March 2013, Heilbronn Workshop on Large Evolving Networks
24 October 2012, Applied Probability in Statistical Physics
5 September 2012, Session at the RSS Conference: Stochastic Volatility Jumps
9 May 2012, Launch meeting: Applied Probability in Modern Biology

News and meeting reports

See news about the section and reports from our meetings

Additional Information

A list of recent and forthcoming Probability events in the UK and worldwide

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