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Dr Afzal Siddiqui lectures at Ph.D. Winter School on Energy Systems and Markets in Kvitfjell, Norway

Organised by the Centre for Sustainable Energy Studies (CenSES), the winter school was held during 22-28 March 2015. It offered Ph.D students an in-depth treatment of pertinent issues in the energy sector. The topics ranged from instruction on state-of-the-art techniques in optimisation to applications to market design. More...

Published: May 19, 2015 9:45:39 AM

Dr Ricardo Silva’s work with Transport for London published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Dr Silva’s project on modelling the behaviour of passengers in the London transportation network has just been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, volume 112, number 18. This work, done jointly with Dr Soong M. Kang (Management Science and Innovation, UCL) and Prof Edoardo Airoldi (Statistics, Harvard), makes use of several million records of Oyster card events to understand how passengers react to unplanned disruptions. A description of the paper for a general audience has been published by Ars Technica UK, among other venues. More...

Published: May 13, 2015 1:25:31 PM

Department achieves ECU Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The latest round of Athena SWAN award winners were announced today and the Department was delighted to learn that our submission for a bronze award was judged to have reached the required standard by the assessment panel. The awards recognise commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine in higher education and research. More...

Published: Apr 23, 2015 2:36:23 PM

Dr Gareth Peters' new book "Advances in Heavy Tailed Risk Modelling: A Handbook of Operational Risk" now available

Together with Dr Pavel Shevchenko (CSIRO), Dr Gareth Peters has completed a second volume of invited manuscripts on Operational Risk and Insurance Analytics for the special series in financial mathematics in the Wiley Handbook Series: More...

Published: Mar 31, 2015 11:52:59 AM

Dr Codina Cotar awarded £98k EPSRC First Grant to study Continuous Gradient Models

Dr Codina Cotar has been awarded the EPSRC Grant EP/M027694/1 under the First Grant Scheme. The project is called “Continuous gradient interfaces with disorder”.  More...

Published: Mar 23, 2015 9:56:20 AM

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