Centre for Data Science
The UCL Centre for Data Science is a UCL-wide research and innovation initiative. We develop new mathematical and statistical theory, and quantitative and computational methods, to help make sense of large, complex data sets. Our work is helping to shape the emerging field of data science, and has application in a wide variety of scientific disciplines.
Our researchers collaborate with several university, industrial, commercial and governmental partners, in the UK and internationally. Our major activities include academic and industry-focussed research, data science executive education, expert consultancy, and scientific workshops and conferences.
We also contribute actively to the public conversation around data science, and the opportunities and challenges it presents.
Research Prize – Tengyao Wang
The RSS award is for fellows near the beginning of their research career for an outstanding published contribution to statistical theory or application
The Research Prize is awarded to Tengyao Wang for his outstanding and diverse contributions to statistical methodology and theory. Amongst other research, he has given a new understanding about computational and statistical trade-offs; developed theory for multi-dimensional shape constrained estimators; and introduced a new paradigm and method for detecting changes in high-dimensional data streams.