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Professor Tom Fearn elected President of the International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS)

At the 18th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Copenhagen this summer Professor Tom Fearn was elected President of the International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS) for the next two years. More...

Published: Oct 16, 2017 4:46:24 PM

Dr Ricardo Silva to speak at event organised by Leverhulme Bridges programme

Dr Ricardo Silva will participate in a panel and give an invited talk at the Causality Conference 2017, part of the Leverhulme Bridges programme, a group that aims to bridge the social and mathematical sciences. The goal of the meeting is to provide the audience with different perspectives in causal inference coming from a variety of disciplines. The panel will take place on 28 September 2017, with Dr Silva's talk scheduled for the following day. More...

Published: Sep 27, 2017 10:32:44 AM

Dr Ricardo Silva to give invited talk at the 2017 Royal Statistical Society Conference

Dr Ricardo Silva will give one of the invited talks at the Grand Challenges in Data-Centric Engineering session of the 2017 RSS Conference. The conference will take place at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, from 4-7 September. 2017. More...

Published: Aug 31, 2017 11:53:34 AM

UCL EU project develops new methods for modelling ocean flows

Understanding ocean circulation is key to understanding the climate system. The UCL research project OceanDataModels, led by Professor Sofia Olhede of UCL’s Centre for Data Science, has developed new analysis techniques for observation buoys known as drifters that record the motion of water particles at the ocean’s surface. The project, that employed researcher Dr Adam Sykulski, now at Lancaster University, built new models to describe the motion caused by the Earth’s rotation, as well as effects from tides, their counter-currents known as eddies, and water turbulence. These models can be used by oceanographers to track the movement of species, as well as climate change scientists trying to understand climate change. More...

Published: Aug 29, 2017 8:18:26 PM

Dr Gareth Peters to deliver keynote presentation at 108th AGM of Swiss Association of Actuaries

Dr Gareth Peters has been invited to deliver the keynote speech at the 108th Annual General Meeting of the Swiss Association of Actuaries in Lugano, Switzerland, in September 2017. He will present a recently published work on stochastic modelling and robust probabilistic feature extraction methods for mortality forecasting. This will demonstrate how to incorporate mortality modelling and demographic features to improve forecasts of life expectancy. More...

Published: Aug 21, 2017 3:42:25 PM