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Work on robust clustering by Dr Pietro Coretto and Dr Christian Hennig to appear in JASA

The Journal of the American Statistical Association has accepted the paper "Robust improper maximum likelihood: tuning, computation, and a comparison with other methods for robust Gaussian clustering" for publication. The authors are Dr Pietro Coretto, University of Salerno, a former PhD student of the Department of Statistical Science, UCL, and Dr Christian Hennig of the Department of Statistical Science. More...

Published: Nov 24, 2015 10:16:09 AM

Professor Valerie Isham to give keynote address at Fields Institute workshop

Professor Valerie Isham will give the keynote address at the Workshop on Evolving Marked Point Processes with Application to Wildland Fire Regime Modeling, to be held at the Fields Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Toronto, Canada on 26-27 November 2015. More...

Published: Nov 23, 2015 11:58:23 AM

Research by Dr Paul Northrop and Professor Richard Chandler featured in The Climate CIRCulator

Methodology and findings from Dr Paul Northrop and Professor Richard Chandler’s paper "Quantifying Sources of Uncertainty in Projections of Future Climate" (Journal of Climate, volume 27, pp 8793–8808) are featured in The Climate CIRCulator, a newsletter written by climate researchers and communicators at the Climate Impacts Research Consortium and the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute in the United States of America. More...

Published: Nov 3, 2015 4:09:00 PM

Dr Gareth Peters to present ORIC International masterclass on operational risk modelling and banking regulation to industry quantitative analysts

ORIC International's Advanced Operational Risk Modelling training course on 29 October 2015 will be delivered by Dr Gareth Peters. More...

Published: Oct 21, 2015 1:45:01 PM

Dr Gareth Peters awarded prestigious visiting lectureship at ETH Zurich

Dr Gareth Peters has been generously invited by the Institute for Mathematical Research (FIM) and RiskLab Switzerland in the Department of Mathematics at ETH Zurich to present a six month course as part of their Nachdiplom lecture series. The course on modern data analytics, computational statistics and machine learning practices in risk and insurance modelling will take place in the autumn of 2017. More...

Published: Oct 21, 2015 1:37:02 PM