Statistical Science News
Workshop on Infectious Disease Modelling in Public Health Policy: Current Status and Challenges
Publication date: 28 April 2016
The research group in Statistics and Health Economics, in collaboration with Mapi, is organising a workshop on Infectious Disease Modelling in Public Health Policy. The workshop will be held at UCL on 4 July 2016 and is aimed at discussing the methodological status quo in infectious disease modelling and the potential issues associated with its extension to an economic (rather than a purely epidemiological) context. Details are available at the link below.
Dr Gareth Peters to discuss the future of Operational Risk Quantitative Modelling and Risk Management at OpRisk Europe
Publication date: 23 March 2016
Dr Ariane Chapelle
and Dr Gareth Peters of UCL Network of Operational Risk Managers UCL-NORM
will lead a day long workshop on the future of Operational Risk practice to
debate the new regulatory proposals of the Basel committee on the Standardized
Measurement Approach (SMA) framework versus Advanced Measurement Approach
Dr Gareth Peters and colleagues provide response to banking sector on new Operational Risk proposed guidelines
Publication date: 22 March 2016
Currently new banking regulation for Operational Risk is being considered and the proposed changes will affect significantly the range of quantitative modelling and risk management practice throughout the world. This is a critical time for banking supervision and regulation and it is important that all points related to the quantitative, qualitative and practical considerations for operational risk modelling be carefully considered.
Short Course on Statistical Methods for the Value of Information Analysis
Publication date: 21 March 2016
The "Statistics in Health Economic Evaluation" Research Group, in collaboration with colleagues in Bristol and Sheffield, is organising a short course on Statistical Methods for the Value of Information Analysis. The aim of the course is to present the basic ideas underpinning the analysis of the value of information as a tool to identify research priorities and uncertainty analysis, with a particular reference to health economic evaluations.
NIHR MSc Studentships in Medical Statistics Now Available
Publication date: 10 March 2016
The Department of Statistical Science has been awarded two National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) studentships in Medical Statistics for the 2016/17 academic year. The Department is ideally placed at the centre of collaborative research work through the involvement of staff in several NIHR funded research projects It is closely linked with the UCL Priment Clinical Trials Unit and the NIHR UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Centre. There is a clear opportunity for students to be exposed to real-world medical statistics problems. In addition to the core modules, the MSc Statistics (Medical Statistics) teaches contemporary methods, such as Bayesian statistics, applications in health economics and statistical genetics. The course content is aimed to provide both a solid theoretical foundation in statistics and the experience to apply statistical methods to real medical data.
Dr Ricardo Silva awarded EPSRC Standard Grant for research on large scale modelling of transport networks
Publication date: 26 February 2016
Dr Ricardo Silva and Dr Soong Kang (UCL School of Management) have been awarded the EPSRC grant EP/N020723/1, “Nodes from the Underground: Causal and Probabilistic Approaches for Complex Transportation Networks”. This three-year grant will fund a project on developing large-scale models and algorithms for modelling patterns of passenger movement in large urban transport networks, the London Underground being the primary case study. Transport for London will provide data and feedback on the outcomes of the project.
Dr Ricardo Silva awarded a 2016 Research Catalyst Award for work on distance-learning technologies
Publication date: 26 February 2016
Dr Ricardo Silva and Dr Soong Kang (UCL School of Management) have been given one of the 2016 UCL Research Catalyst Awards, which aim to foster collaboration between UCL and universities in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
Professor Sofia Olhede awarded €1.6m ERC grant to study networks
Publication date: 18 February 2016
Professor Sofia Olhede has been awarded €1,587,602 by the Mathematics panel of the European Research Council to design new methods for studying large networks that evolve over time.
Dr Russell Evans wins Provost's Excellence Award
Publication date: 22 January 2016
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.
Work by Professor Rumana Omar and Dr Kate Walters on a risk model to predict dementia receives coverage in UK national press
Publication date: 21 January 2016
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.