Applied Probability Section


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: Codina Cotar (UCL)
Vice-chair: Jon Warren (Warwick)
Secretary: Gesine Reinert (Oxford)
Meetings Secretary: Nadia Sidorova (UCL)

Committee members

Alex Cox (Bath)
Fraser Daly (Heriot-Watt)
Nic Freeman (Sheffield)
Oliver Johnson (Bristol)
Peter Neal (Lancaster)
Sebastian Vollmer (Warwick)
Neil Walton (Manchester)
Gareth Roberts (Council representative)

Future meetings

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News and meeting reports

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Additional Information

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

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