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: Gesine Reinert
Vice-chair: Nic Freeman
Secretary:  Alex Cox
Meetings Secretary: Fraser Daly

Committee members

Sunil Chhita
Tiziano De Angelis
Ayalvadi Ganesh
Katrin Glau
Anna Maltsev
Hao Ni
Minmin Wang
Alex Watson (Discussion meetings representative)
Mark Briers (Council Representative)

Future meetings

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News and meeting reports

See news about the section and reports from our meetings

Additional Information

Annual Report 2018

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

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