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Through Jim Hailstone, Head of the Operation Group at Atlas, there was always a strong interest in statistical activities at Atlas providing both computing and data processing support for activities in the academic and government sectors.
Brian Cooper, a statistician, joined the Atlas Laboratory from Harwell early on and was responsible for the development of a large suite of programs of use to academic institutions.
A related area is time-series analysis in the sense that it involves the analysis of large volumes of data. A system called BOMM was developed for Atlas to cope with a wide range of time series analyses.
Susan Powell was strongly involved with the Linear Programming community in the UK.