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Conor Hughes

I am a second year PhD student in the University of Warwick Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics and Statistics, under the supervision of Professor Jane HuttonLink opens in a new window. My research interests include, but are not limited to, graphical models, sports analytics, and linguistics. My main focus currently is in Chain Event Graphs and their applications to longitudinal studies. I previously completed a BA in Mathematics at Trinity College, Dublin.

After finishing my undergraduate degree, I spent time working as an investment banking consultant, specializing in the infrastructure sector and based in Dublin, before travelling and working as a TEFL teacher in Busan, South Korea.

With regard to teaching at Warwick, I taught tutorials in ST104 - Statistical Laboratory in Term 2 in 2020/2021 and 2021/2022, as well as ST116 - Mathematical techniques in Term 1 2021/2022. I was nominated for a Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence in 2022.

For the academic year 2021/2022, I am one of the organisers for the Young Researchers Meetings (YRM), an informal opportunity for postgraduate students and postdocs to present their work. If you are interested in speaking at one of these meetings, please contact me.

Outside of academia, my main interest is in sport. I am an avid fan of soccer, basketball and American football, and currently play baseball for the Birmingham Metalheads.


Title: On Bayesian Dirichlet Scores for Staged Trees and Chain Event Graphs.

Authors: Conor Hughes, Peter Strong and Aditi Shenvi.

Preprint, 2022. arxivLink opens in a new window

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