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Statistical Science researchers publish new methods on visualising networks as connection surfaces in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Networks are generally visualised using a "spaghetti plot" of entities under study, and the linkages between them. This becomes unfeasible as the networks grow in size, as the plots cannot convey any meaningful information. New methods for visualising such large networks have been proposed by Statistical Science researchers, building on the fundamental notion of a histogram representation of a density. More...

Published: Oct 29, 2014 12:25:11 PM

Dr Gareth Peters' new book "Fundamental Aspects of Operational Risk and Insurance Analytics: A Handbook of Operational Risk" available.

Together with Drs Pavel Shevchenko (CSIRO) and Marcelo Cruz (NYU), Dr Gareth Peters has completed an invited manuscript for the special series in financial mathematics in the Wiley Handbook Series. The book represents the culmination of three years of writing and provides a comprehensive guide to quantitative modelling topics, supported by over 50 journal articles on this topic written by the co-authors, who have published actively in this area over the last ten years. At over 900 pages, the book features in-depth discussions on a large number of topics of relevance to Operational Risk modelling.  More...

Published: Sep 29, 2014 10:24:44 AM

Dr Afzal Siddiqui gives keynote address in infrastructure stream at OR56

Dr Afzal Siddiqui was invited to give the keynote address in the infrastructure stream at the OR56 Conference at Royal Holloway University of London (9-11 September 2014). More...

Published: Sep 22, 2014 11:11:13 AM

Dr Afzal Siddiqui to co-author new book on analysis of investment problems pertaining to electric energy infrastructure

Together with Drs Antonio J. Conejo (Ohio State University), Luis Baringo (ETH Zurich), and S. Jalal Kazempour (Johns Hopkins University), Dr Afzal Siddiqui has finalised an agreement with Springer International Publishing to work on a book entitled Investment in Electricity Generation and Transmission: Decision Making Under Uncertainty. More...

Published: Sep 22, 2014 11:02:02 AM

Drs Gianluca Baio and Aidan O'Keeffe to take up new positions within the department

Dr Gianluca Baio has received a five year research grant from Mapi, a consultancy company working in the area of health economic evaluation. This research income has been used to co-fund a new Lectureship in Statistics and Health Economics that Dr Baio has just taken up. In his new post, Dr Baio will continue developing statistical methodology, particularly in the area of Bayesian analysis in health economic evaluations. More...

Published: Aug 12, 2014 12:08:02 PM

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