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Department of Mathematics & Statistics
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Professor Richard Barker

(PhD Massey)

Bayesian inference, hierarchical models, ecological statistics, mark-recapture models
Research interests and publications 

Phone: 479-7756
** Left the Department in 2017 to become the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Division of Sciences. **

Assoc Prof Mik Black

(PhD Purdue)

Genetics/genomics, bioinformatics, Bayesian modeling, statistical computing
Research interests and publications 

Office: Biochemistry
Phone: 479-7831
** Based in Department of Biochemistry. Mik supervises students in Statistics, Genetics and Biochemistry. **

Emeritus Professor Derek Holton

(PhD McGill)

Graph theory and combinatorics, mathematics education.
Research interests and publications 

** Retired April 2009 but continuing links with the Department **

Dr Naomi Ingram

Office: College of Education
Phone: 4284

Mr Tim Jowett

(MSc Otago)

Statistical consultant

Office: Science III, room 234
Phone: 7776

Professor Emeritus Vernon Squire

(DSc Wales, PhD MASt Cambridge)

Polar marine modelling and physics, wave methods, continua, remote sensing.
Research interests and publications 

Office: No physical location on campus
Phone: 021 213 5815
** Vernon left the Department in 2005 to become the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Division of Sciences. In 2010 he was appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), which later became Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). He became Professor Emeritus from 1 May 2019, continuing his research interests and maintaining links with the University. **

Dr Jimmy Zeng

(PhD Otago)

Office: Preventive and Social Medicine