Statistical Science


Dr Georgios Vasdekis

PositionResearch Fellow
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ThemesApplied probability statistics 

Biographical Details

I am a research Fellow in the department of Statistical Science at UCL, working with Dr. Sam Livingston. Before coming to UCL, I was a post-doc at the University of Warwick (2020-2022), working with Dr Richard Everitt. I received my PhD from Warwick (2020) under the supervision of Professor Gareth Roberts. Before that, I did the part 3 at the University of Cambridge (2016) and I got my BSc in Mathematics from the University of Athens (2015). 

Research Interests

.My interest lies at the intersection of Applied Probability and Statistics, with a particular focus on theory and methodology for Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). More specifically, I will be wokring on:

1. Probability theory- Stability and convergence of Markov processes, Piecewise deterministic Markov processes, Poisson processes, locally balanced jump processes. 

2. Computational Statistics - Approximate Bayesian Computation, Pseudo Marginal MCMC, methodology for Piecewise deterministic Monte Carlo, methodology for locally balanced Monte Carlo