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Dr Gareth Peters is co-recipient of Australian Research Council grant to develop new algorithms and theory for fast approximate inference

Professor Matthew Wand (Chief Investigator, University of Technology Sydney) and Dr Gareth Peters (Partner Investigator, UCL) have been awarded a highly competitive Australian Research Council grant from 2017-2023 totalling $386,828 AUD, with Dr Peters also due to receive as part of this grant an additional component known as a Discovery International Award (DIA).

Published: Nov 13, 2017 4:17:04 PM

Paper by Dr Gianluca Baio selected as Taylor and Francis "STEM Hero" article

Taylor and Francis, one of the main scientific publishers in the areas of Statistics and Mathematics, have put together a campaign to promote the launch of a new Twitter channel dedicated to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. As part of that campaign, Dr Baio's paper on bias in the Eurovision song contest has featured as a "HERO story" of a successful paper.

Published: Nov 13, 2017 10:33:20 AM

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