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Warwick Statistics has 9 new Turing Fellows

37 Warwick researchers have been named as Fellows of the Alan Turing Institute this year, including 9 colleagues from the Department of Statistics. Congratulations to Julia Brettschneider, Theo Damoulas, Paul Jenkins, Adam Johansen, Ioannis Kosmidis, Chenlei Leng, Gareth Roberts, Jim Smith and Yi Yu.

https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/university_of_warwick_names_37_researchers_who_become_turing_fellows_this_academic_year1

Wed 06 Oct 2021, 14:18 | Tags: Dept, ATI, Faculty of Science

Congratulations to our postdoctoral and postgraduate prizewinners

The winner of this year’s Faculty postdoctoral prize is Jure Vogrinc for "Counterexamples for optimal scaling of Metropolis-Hastings chains with rough target densities". The winner of this year’s Faculty Thesis Prize and John Copas Prize is David Selby (citation: for an extremely innovative and creative thesis on "Statistical modelling of citation networks, research influence and journal prestige". This is a very well-presented piece of work that stands out for its wealth of innovative ideas and the new insights it provides in this developing field.) Joint winners of this year’s Harrison Award are Lewis Rendell and Giorgos Vasdekis, both commended for their substantial theoretical and methodological contributions to computational statistics.

Wed 06 Oct 2021, 14:16 | Tags: Dept, Science, Faculty of Science

Statistics leads elicitation sessions with three major UK utility providers in the National Digital Twin Programme

Three major UK utility providers form new partnership with the National Digital Twin programme in critical step toward resilient infrastructure in developing a Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo). The collaboration will apply the UK’s state of the art capabilities in systems engineering, digital asset management and modelling to the climate crisis to plan a more resilient built environment, keeping us all safer in the face of flooding and extreme weather. Professor Jim Q. Smith has joined this collaboration and will lead the elicitation of the vulnerability of asset owners' critical infrastructure relevant to assessing and mitigating the deepening threats posed to water, telecommunications and power supply as a result of increasing flooding risks induced by climate change.

Wed 06 Oct 2021, 14:15 | Tags: Dept, Science, Faculty of Science

David Firth to be next President of the Royal Statistical Society

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor David Firth who has been announced as RSS president for 2023-24.
https://www.rss.org.uk/news-publication/news-publications/2021/general-news/david-firth-confirmed-as-next-rss-president/

Sat 28 Aug 2021, 20:29 | Tags: Dept, Science, Faculty of Science

Congratulations to Jere Koskela who has recently been announced as a winner of the Bernoulli Society's New Researcher Award

Congratulations to Jere Koskela who has recently been announced as a winner of the Bernoulli Society's New Researcher Award, in recognition of his innovative research in probability. The Award will be announced at the 42nd Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications to be held in Wuhan, China, June 27 - July 1, 2022, and it comes with a an invitation to present an Award Lecture at this Congress. A really significant honour - http://www.bernoulli-society.org/prizes/267-bernoulli-society-new-researcher-award

Mon 05 Jul 2021, 11:44 | Tags: Dept, Science, Faculty of Science

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