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PSI Student Prize

MMORSE student Megan Adrian has been awarded a prize by PSI (Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry)


David Firth awarded Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship

Professor David Firth has been awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship, to support his research in the next two years on a new project, ‘Compositional data analysis via statistical modelling.’

Mon 26 Jun 2023, 16:44 | Tags: Dept, Prizes & Awards, Prizes and Awards

Isaac Harris

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Isaac Harris, a third year Data Science student died on Monday 5th June 2023, in Coventry.

Isaac was a well-liked and talented student who will be very much missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him during his studies at Warwick.

The whole department are tremendously saddened by the news of Isaac’s death. He was a hugely valued member of our student community and his loss is particularly felt by his fellow students on the Data Science programme.

We offer our deepest sympathies to Isaac’s friends and family.

The sudden and unexpected loss of anyone we know can be traumatic, and we will continue to provide support to anyone who needs it. To speak to someone for bereavement support, please contact wellbeing support services or the chaplaincy.

An online condolence book has been opened to share memories of Isaac and offer condolences to his family and friends: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/condolence/

Entries will be published weekly and will be printed as a book for Isaac’s family to keep. If you would rather, you can write a message in a physical Condolence Book in the chaplaincy.

Mon 19 Jun 2023, 13:03 | Tags: Dept, Students

Three Puzzles about Pricing and Geometry

As the famous Graham-Buffet quote says “price is what you pay; value is what you get" and every business success or failure is driven by the match or mismatch of the two. We will discuss a simple question in pricing algorithms: how to adjust prices over time to learn a buyer's valuation while minimizing revenue loss. This is a nice puzzle with a surprising solution. We will discuss the Kleinberg-Leighton algorithm and how to generalize it to multi-dimensional settings. There, we will do a detour to convex geometry and the theory of intrinsic volumes. We will also discuss how to measure the length of a potato.

Free attendance

There will be a reception after the lecture

Main contact point: K.G.Latuszynski@warwick.ac.uk

Thu 04 May 2023, 18:15

Thursday 4th May 2023 - Public Lecture "Three Puzzles about Pricing and Geometry"

Renato Paes Leme, Google Research New York

Thursday 4th May 2023 - MS.01 Zeeman building, at 18:15

As the famous Graham-Buffet quote says “price is what you pay; value is what you get" and every business success or failure is driven by the match or mismatch of the two. We will discuss a simple question in pricing algorithms: how to adjust prices over time to learn a buyer's valuation while minimizing revenue loss. This is a nice puzzle with a surprising solution. We will discuss the Kleinberg-Leighton algorithm and how to generalize it to multi-dimensional settings. There, we will do a detour to convex geometry and the theory of intrinsic volumes. We will also discuss how to measure the length of a potato.

Free attendance

There will be a reception after the lecture

Main contact point: K.G.Latuszynski@warwick.ac.uk

Mon 24 Apr 2023, 11:41 | Tags: Faculty of Science

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