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Research led by Dr Ioannis Kosmidis used to optimise training schedules of gold medal winning athletes at 2016 Olympics

Data-analytic methods developed by the Department's Statistics in Sports and Health Research Group have been instrumental in the optimisation of the training schedules of English Institute of Sport (EIS) supported, gold medal winning athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. More...

Published: Sep 18, 2016 1:55:51 PM

Research Fellowship in Data Science and Food at UCL

UCL's Big Data Institute is pleased to announce a five-year Research Fellowship in Data Science and Food, as part of a new first-of-its-kind collaborative research programme with the UK Food Standards Agency. More...

Published: Sep 12, 2016 10:56:31 PM

Dr James Nelson

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague Dr James Nelson, who passed away on Monday, 5 September 2016. He will be greatly missed. An obituary will follow in due course. More...

Published: Sep 11, 2016 8:24:00 PM

Dr Ricardo Silva to give a Distinguished Lecture at the Center for Causal Discovery, Pittsburgh, PA

Dr Ricardo Silva will give a Distinguished Lecture on 15 September 2016 at the Pittsburgh Center for Causal Discovery. The center is led by Drs Gregory Cooper, Ivet Bahar, Jeremy Berg, and Clark Glymour, and represents a partnership among data scientists from the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) who will develop the algorithms, software, and system architecture needed by biomedical scientists seeking to discover and represent causality using their large and diverse data sets. More...

Published: Sep 9, 2016 10:02:18 PM

Dr Gareth Peters part of first international delegation to give keynote speech at JAFEE Japan conference

Dr Gareth Peters and Dr Andrea Macrina (UCL Mathematics) formed a delegation that were the first invited international speakers to present at the Japanese Association of Financial Econometrics and Engineering (JAFEE) in the 20+ year history of the country wide bi-annual conference. The 2016 Summer JAFEE tournament was held over 2 days in Seijo University, Tokyo and was attended by 130 people from all over Japan. More...

Published: Aug 18, 2016 10:37:47 AM