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Professor Valerie Isham to visit New Zealand as LMS-NZMS Forder Lecturer for 2018

As the LMS-NZMS Forder Lecturer for 2018, Professor Valerie Isham will spend a month in April and early May touring New Zealand,  visiting and giving lectures in the Mathematics and Statistics Departments of the New Zealand universities. The Lectureship is named after the late Professor HG Forder, formerly of the University of Auckland, and a benefactor of the London Mathematical Society.

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Short course - Practical Statistics for Medical Research: 12-15 June 2018

Registration is now open for ‘Practical Statistics for Medical Research’, a four day training course in study design and statistical methods delivered by the Biostatistics group at the Department of Statistical Science. The course is aimed at healthcare professionals or researchers who wish to learn more about the basic principles of quantitative research methods and their application in medical science.

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UCL Health Economics Symposium 2018

Registration is now open for the UCL Health Economics Symposium on Monday 5 February 2018 at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.This one-day Symposium, organised by the UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain, will bring together a wide range of health economists, providing a great opportunity for you to find out more about health economics research at UCL and further afield.

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Dr Gareth Peters is co-recipient of Australian Research Council grant to develop new algorithms and theory for fast approximate inference

Professor Matthew Wand (Chief Investigator, University of Technology Sydney) and Dr Gareth Peters (Partner Investigator, UCL) have been awarded a highly competitive Australian Research Council grant from 2017-2023 totalling $386,828 AUD, with Dr Peters also due to receive as part of this grant an additional component known as a Discovery International Award (DIA).

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Paper by Dr Gianluca Baio selected as Taylor and Francis "STEM Hero" article

Taylor and Francis, one of the main scientific publishers in the areas of Statistics and Mathematics, have put together a campaign to promote the launch of a new Twitter channel dedicated to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. As part of that campaign, Dr Baio's paper on bias in the Eurovision song contest has featured as a "HERO story" of a successful paper.

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