Statistical Science


Dr Ricardo Silva awarded an EPSRC First Grant

20 March 2012

Dr Ricardo Silva has been awarded EPSRC Grant EP/J013293/1 under their First Grant Scheme. The project is called “Learning Highly Structured Sparse Latent Variable Models” and concerns the development of new models and algorithms for measuring unobserved variables in domains such as social sciences and molecular biology. The goal is to generate new smoothing procedures and new methods for detecting structural dependencies induced by unforeseen latent factors. The total awarded was £99,532 and will fund a postdoctoral researcher for 13 months.