Statistical Science


Dr Samuel Livingstone

Phone (external)+44(0)20 7679 1858
Phone (internal)41858
Personal webpagesamueljlivingstone.wixsite.com/webpage
ThemesComputational Statistics, General Theory and Methodology,

* @ucl.ac.uk

Biographical Details

I have been a lecturer (assistant professor) in Statistics at UCL since January 2018. Before that I was a postdoctoral researcher with Christophe Andrieu at the University of Bristol, as part of the 'i-like: intractable likelihood' project, and before that I was a PhD student at UCL, supervised by Mark Girolami and Alex Beskos. In a previous life I worked as a transport planner specialising in demand and revenue forecasting.

Research Interests

My primary research area is Bayesian computation, with a particular focus on Markov chain Monte Carlo methods. I also work in Health Data Science, by which I mean building probabilistic models for healthcare and biological applications.


I currently supervise three PhD students:

  • Xitong Liang (co-supervised with Professor Jim Griffin), since September 2019
  • Max Hird, since September 2020
  • Luke Hardcastle (co-supervised with Professor Gianluca Baio), since September 2021

Selected publications

See https://scholar.google.com/citations?l=en&user=HK9uPpIAAAAJ&view_op=list_works for a full publications list.