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Practical Statistics for Medical Research: 27-30 June 2017

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Registration is now open for ‘Practical Statistics for Medical Research’, a four day training course in study design and statistical methods run by the Biostatistics group in the Department of Statistical Science. The course is aimed at healthcare professionals or researchers who wish to learn more about the basic principles of quantitative research methods and their application in medical science. Material covered is at an intermediate level and does not assume any deep understanding of statistical terms or concepts. This course is accredited with 21 CPD points from the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr Ardo van den Hout's new book: Multi-State Survival Models for Interval-Censored Data now available

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Multi-State Survival Models for Interval-Censored Data by Dr Ardo van den Hout has been published by CRC/Chapman & Hall in the series Monographs on Statistics and Applied Probability. The book is about statistical inference using multi-state survival models. It introduces and explains methods to describe stochastic processes that consist of transitions between states over time. The book is targeted at applications in medical statistics, epidemiology, demography, and social statistics.

Dr Gianluca Baio elected Programme Chair of Biostatistics and Pharmaceutical Statistics Section of International Society for Bayesian Analysis

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Dr Gianluca Baio will serve a two year term as Programme Chair of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) Section on Section on Biostatistics and Pharmaceutical Statistics, starting from January 2017.

Dr Ricardo Silva to organise workshop at 2016 Neural Inference Processing Systems (NIPS) conference

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Dr Ricardo Silva is the leading organizer of the workshop “What If? Inference and Learning of Hypothetical and Counterfactual Interventions in Complex Systems”, a workshop around the theme of how to model the impact of external changes in stochastic systems. The event is co-organized by Professor John Shawe-Taylor (CS, UCL), Adith Swaminathan (Cornell) and Professor Thorsten Joacquims (Cornell). It will take place as part of the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) conference, 10 December 2016, in Barcelona, Spain.

Dr Gianluca Baio to join Editorial Panel of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A

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Dr Gianluca Baio has been appointed to serve a four year term as associate editor for the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, starting from January 2017.

Recruitment opens for new UCL MSc in Health Economics and Decision Science

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A new UCL Masters programme in Health Economics and Decision Science will start in September 2017.  Students can apply for the course from 3 October 2016.  As places will be limited, early registration is advised.

Dr Devaraj Gopinathan awarded a Newton International Fellowship on tsunami hazard modelling

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Dr Devaraj Gopinathan has been awarded a Newton International Fellowship, funded by the UK Royal Society and the Indian Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB). The Newton International Fellowship scheme provides the opportunity for the best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years. Dr Gopinathan graduated from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India.

Research led by Dr Ioannis Kosmidis used to optimise training schedules of gold medal winning athletes at 2016 Olympics

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Data-analytic methods developed by the Department's Statistics in Sports and Health Research Group have been instrumental in the optimisation of the training schedules of English Institute of Sport (EIS) supported, gold medal winning athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Research Fellowship in Data Science and Food at UCL

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UCL's Big Data Institute is pleased to announce a five-year Research Fellowship in Data Science and Food, as part of a new first-of-its-kind collaborative research programme with the UK Food Standards Agency.

Dr James Nelson

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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague Dr James Nelson, who passed away on Monday, 5 September 2016. He will be greatly missed. An obituary will follow in due course.

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