Professor Gesine Reinert is a Research Professor at the Department of Statistics, Oxford, and a Professorial Fellow at Keble College. She is also a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute in London, the national institute for data science, with headquarters at the British Library.

Her current and main research interests are in network statistics and to investigate such networks in a statistically rigorous fashion. Often this will require some approximation. Her preferred tool for such approximations is Stein’s method, an excellent method to derive distances between the distributions of random quantities. A good part of her research concerns the further development of Stein’s method.

The general area of Prof Reinert’s research falls under the category of Applied Probability while many of the problems and examples she studies come from Network Science and Computational Biology (or Bioinformatics).