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Dr Russell Evans wins Provost's Excellence Award

The Department's Admissions & Examinations Administrator, Dr Russell Evans, has been chosen to receive one of the inaugural Provost’s Excellence Awards. Russell was a winner in the Excellence category of the scheme, which recognises UCL staff showing truly exceptional levels of customer service, by going the extra mile. More...

Published: Jan 22, 2016 10:32:17 AM

Work by Professor Rumana Omar and Dr Kate Walters on a risk model to predict dementia receives coverage in UK national press

Professor Rumana Omar collaborated with Dr Kate Walters and others from the UCL Department of Primary Care and Population Health to develop a risk model to predict dementia. This research funded by the National School of Primary Care Research has drawn attention from the press. More...

Published: Jan 21, 2016 4:11:50 PM

Dr Ioannis Kosmidis' article "Bias in parametric estimation: reduction and useful side‐effects" features in top ten most accessed articles of WIREs Computational Statistics in 2015.

The review article "Bias in parametric estimation: reduction and useful side‐effects" by Dr Ioannis Kosmidis is one of the ten most accessed articles published in WIREs Computational Statistics in 2015. More...

Published: Jan 18, 2016 11:06:43 AM

Handbook of Cluster Analysis co-edited and co-written by Dr Christian Hennig published

Chapman & Hall/CRC have published their new Handbook of Cluster Analysis, edited by Christian Hennig, Department of Statistical Science, UCL; Marina Meila, University of Washington; Fionn Murtagh, University of Derby and Goldsmiths University of London, and Roberto Rocci, University of Rome Tor Vergata. Christian Hennig also wrote the chapter on Clustering Strategy and Method Selection and was co-author of four further chapters. More...

Published: Jan 12, 2016 3:04:22 PM

Dr Gareth Peters and Professor Tomoko Matsui publish two new books on Spatial Temporal Modelling

Over the last three years, UCL and the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) have run a series of international workshops on Spatial Temporal Modelling in Tokyo, Japan. Jointly with colleagues from these workshops, Dr Gareth Peters and Professor Tomoko Matsui have produced a compilation of important ideas that arose as outcomes of the discussions in the meetings. More...

Published: Dec 11, 2015 10:41:18 AM