Professor Valerie Isham
|Position||Professor of Probability and Statistics|
|Phone (external)||020 7679 1868|
|Themes||Stochastic Modelling and Time Series, Biostatistics|
Valerie has a PhD in Statistics from the University of London (Imperial College)
for a thesis on multidimensional point processes. She joined UCL in 1978 and
has been a professor since 1992. She was previously Head of Department from 1996-2002 and again from 2010-2011.
She is currently President of the Royal Statistical Society.
Applied probability: broadly, the development and application of stochastic models;
in particular,spatial/spatio-temporal processes and point processes including
i) the generic development of models for point processes and determination of
ii) development of models for spatial and spatio-temporal processes arising in the physical
sciences, and especially in hydrology (eg soil moisture and precipitation);
iii) models for applications in the life and medical sciences, focussing particularly on
population processes, epidemics and the transmission dynamics of infection and information
- Isham, V. (2010) Spatial point process models. In Handbook of Spatial Statistics eds Gelfand, A, Diggle, PJ, Fuentes, M and Guttorp, P. Chapman and Hall/CRC, pp ???.
- Isham, V, Harden, S and Nekovee, M. (2009) Stochastic epidemics and rumours on finite random networks. Physica A, 389, 561-576. doi:10.1016/j.physa.2009.10.001
- Bottomley, C, Isham, V, Collins, R and Basanez, M-G. (2008) Rates of microfilarial produc- tion by Onchocerca volvulus are not cumulatively reduced by multiple ivermectin treatments. Parasitology 135, 1571-1581. doi:10.1017/S0031182008000425
- Stone, P, Herbots-Wilkinson, H and Isham, V. (2008) A stochastic model for head lice infec- tions. Journal of Mathematical Biology 56, 743-763.
- Cowpertwait, P, Isham, V and Onof, C. (2007) Point process models of rainfall: developments for fine-scale structure. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 463, 2569-2588. DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2007.1889
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