Statistical Science News
MAPS Faculty Postgraduate Research Prize awarded to Ah Yeon Park
Publication date: 27 February 2015
The Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS) has awarded its 2014 Postgraduate Research Prize to Ah Yeon Park for her outstanding achievements in her PhD in Statistical Science. Further details are available via the link below.
Biqi Fang passed away
Publication date: 14 February 2015
We are saddened to learn that Dr Biqi Fang, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, who did her PhD here with Philip Dawid in the 1990s, has died as a result of a traffic accident.
Dr Serge Guillas elected Vice-Chair of the SIAM Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification
Publication date: 13 February 2015
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is an international community of over 14,000 individual members and the SIAM Activity Group on Uncertainty Quantification has over 500 members worldwide. This group promotes the study of uncertainties across Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, and various scientific fields of application. It organised elections in 2014 and Dr Serge Guillas was elected Vice-Chair.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results
Publication date: 2 February 2015
The REF exercise is a major six-yearly evaluation of research outputs, research environment and research impact for university departments across the UK. In a change from previous exercises, mathematical sciences was assessed as a single unit, with a joint submission from the departments of Mathematics and of Statistical Science at UCL being one of the 53 submissions to UoA10.
UCL founding member of Alan Turing Institute for Data Science
Publication date: 29 January 2015
UCL will be one of five academic partners for the new Alan Turing Institute for Data Science. Based at the new King’s Cross Knowledge Quarter, the national Institute will draw together computer scientists, mathematicians, statisticians and more to work on this key driver for the economy.
Dr Ricardo Silva to join other UCL researchers in Science Museum "Lates" Event
Publication date: 27 January 2015
Dr Ricardo Silva will present some of his current work with Transport for London in the "Disaster Zone" section of the January 2015 edition of the Science Museum "Lates" event, a free night for adults that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month. The Disaster Zone section will be open from 18:45-21:30.
Professor Sofia Olhede elected a member of the International Statistical Institute
Publication date: 15 December 2014
Professor Sofia Olhede has been elected a member of the International Statistical Institute at the 2014 Membership Elections following her services to the international workshop on the Future of Statistics. This meeting produced the International Year of Statistics Report (accessible via the below link).
Dr Gareth Peters to lead team of international researchers studying Operational Risk models in partnership with ORX Banking Association
Publication date: 9 December 2014
Dr Gareth Peters has been awarded a research grant from ORX Association, the world's leading banking association for Operational Risk data, to lead a team of researchers including Drs Tomaso Aste, Ariane Chapelle, Pavel Shevchenko and Simon Fung. The research will be developed jointly with a banking steering group comprised of members from ORX (Luke Carrivick), Credit Agricole, Morgan Stanley, RBI, Santander and State Street.
PhD Opportunities: Data Planning & Analytics with UCL and Channel 4
Publication date: 24 November 2014
An opportunity to work with cutting-edge data science technologies while carrying out pioneering research at UCL.
Dr Ioannis Kosmidis to lead collaborative project with English Institute of Sport on developing statistical methods for sport performance data
Publication date: 18 November 2014
Dr Ioannis Kosmidis will lead a collaborative project with the English Institute of Sport on developing statistical methodology with applications to the analysis of high-frequency dependent data from tracking and monitoring systems that are nowadays used in high-performance sports.