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School of Mathematical Sciences

Statistics and Data Science

Our research in statistics is at the interface between methodology and applications, because developing statistical methods which are of practical use is essential to influence the discipline of Statistics, as well as other scientific disciplines, policy makers and industry.

Research interests

High-dimensional multivariate statistical modelling
Dr Griffin, Dr Liverani, Dr Yoo

Applied Bayesian statistical inference
Dr Coad, Dr Liverani, Dr Pettit

Statistical models for infectious diseases and spatio-temporal modelling
Dr Griffin, Dr Liverani

Adaptive designs in clinical trials
Dr Coad

Design and analysis of computer experiments
Dr Maruri-Aguilar

Complex network inference and analysis
Dr Bianconi, Prof Latora, Dr Nicosia

Seminars

We hold a regular seminar series in Statistics and Data Science during term time.

Group members

Head of Group: Dr Silvia Liverani

Martin Benning, Lecturer in Optimisation/Machine Learning

Luca Rossini, Lecturer in Statistics 

Alex Shestopaloff, Lecturer in Statistics 

Salvatore Danilo Riccio, Postgraduate Research Student 

Muhammad Nauman KhanPostgraduate Research Student

Jingwei LiangLecturer in Mathematical Data Science

(Images from Griffin et al. in Lancet Infectious Diseases, 16:4 (2016) p 465-472 and Okell et al. in Nature communications 3 (2012): 1237.)