Fundamental and applied mathematics underpin much of data science and computational statistics. The importance of these foundations is demonstrated at the Bayes Centre by the top floor being dedicated solely to research in the mathematical sciences.
The School of Mathematics has an outstanding reputation for undergraduate, MSc and PhD programmes. Through the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) and the Maxwell Institute, research is undertaken in a variety of areas of the mathematical sciences including pure, applied, statistics, operations research, and mathematical physics.
ICMS is a collaboration between Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt Universities and supports research through the development of international workshops and conferences in all areas of mathematics, attracting leading scientists from the UK and overseas. It is also involved in small group research programmes, postgraduate training, journal management and outreach.
The Maxwell Institute Graduate School is a Centre for Doctoral Training and is also run in collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt. Its cross-institution partnership of more than 100 academics provides a unique environment for PhD students in all areas of the mathematical sciences.