Statistical Science News

Dr Gareth Peters part of first international delegation to give keynote speech at JAFEE Japan conference

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Dr Gareth Peters and Dr Andrea Macrina (UCL Mathematics) formed a delegation that were the first invited international speakers to present at the Japanese Association of Financial Econometrics and Engineering (JAFEE) in the 20+ year history of the country wide bi-annual conference. The 2016 Summer JAFEE tournament was held over 2 days in Seijo University, Tokyo and was attended by 130 people from all over Japan.

Dr Ricardo Silva invited to participate in summer research program at University of Montreal

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Dr Ricardo Silva will participate in a short summer research program on causal inference at the University of Montreal, by invitation of the program committee. The program will take place from July 24th to August 19th, and will focus on methods for understanding and discovering causal relationships in large observational datasets with applications to genetics. Dr Silva will be partially sponsored by the Centre de Recherches Mathematiques.

Dr Codina Cotar receives Royal Society International Exchanges Grant

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Dr Codina Cotar and Dr Mircea Petrache (MPI Bonn/Leipzig) have been jointly awarded a two-year Royal Society International Exchanges Grant for their project on density functional theory. Additionally, the two investigators have been awarded a Colin Pillinger International Exchanges Award to communicate their resulting research to the general public.

EU referendum: UCL Provost's message to students and staff

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In light of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, UCL President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur assures UCL students and staff from EU countries that they will continue to be as valued and as welcome as before. Professor Arthur also confirms that there will be no immediate changes to arrangements for EU staff and students.

2015-16 Senior Academic Staff Promotions Announced

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The department is delighted to congratulate the following staff who were successful in this year’s senior promotion round:

Dr Ricardo Silva receives award from Adobe’s University Collaborations Program

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Dr Ricardo Silva has received an unrestricted gift of $5,000 in support of his research activities from Adobe Research. Also included is a software donation of 5 membership licenses to Adobe’s Creative Cloud for a period of 2 years. Adobe Research describes the programme as aiming “to establish long-term relationships between academic and Adobe’s researchers for the purpose of increasing Adobe’s knowledge in technology areas relevant to Adobe’s business and strategic directions.”

UCL Statistical Science secures top ten position in Guardian 2017 university league tables

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In the Guardian University Guide published earlier this week, UCL was the 7th highest ranked UK university in the subject area of Mathematics (which includes Statistical Science).

Dr Gareth Peters invited to mentor team in 3rd international financial mathematics team challenge, hosted in Cape Town University, South Africa

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Dr Peters has been invited to prepare a financial mathematics challenge that he will mentor a team of PhD and MSc students to tackle and present findings for over a two week period from mid-June 2016 to July 2016 in Cape Town University , South Africa.

Dr Gareth Peters co-organises NIES-ISM-UCL International Global Carbon Project (GCP) workshop

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Exploring Interfaces between Financial and Climate Risk Modellings towards Climate Resilient Cities

Organizers: Prof. Yoshiki Yamagata, Dr. Ayyoob Sharifi and Dr. Murakami Daisuke of the National Institute of Environmental Studies (NIES), Tskuba, Japan; Dr. Gareth Peters (UCL); and Prof. Tomoko Matsui of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM)

Dr Gareth Peters co-organises fourth ISM-UCL International Workshop on Spatial Temporal Modelling

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Fourth ISM-UCL International Research Program on Spatial Temporal Modelling from Statistical, Machine Learning and Engineering Perspectives

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