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Ian Hamilton

I am a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Statistics at the University of Warwick, under the supervision of Doctor Nick Tawn and Professor David Firth

My research focuses on ranking based on pairwise comparison. Outside of statistics, I have interests in sport, economics, politics, finance, organisational culture, law, philosophy, and education, and am always on the look out for how my research can intersect with these areas.

Prior to embarking on a PhD, I completed an MSc in Statistics at the University of Warwick, having returned to study after a career as a Foreign Exchange trader in London and Singapore. I hold a BA in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Oxford.

  • "The intransitivity of 'better than' in competitive sport and elsewhere" - Nov 2021 (under review)
  • "Principled ranking and why the NCAA have got it wrong" - Oct 2021, co-authored with Dr Aaron Harper (under review)
  • "The many routes to the ubiquitous Bradley-Terry model" - Sep 2021
  • "Investigating the 'old boy network' using latent space models" - Dec 2020
  • "Retrodictive modelling of modern rugby union - extension of Bradley-Terry to multiple outcomes" - Aug 2020
  • "Daily Mail Trophy Ranking Methodology" - March 2019 - a consultative report for the organisers of the Daily Mail Trophy
  • "Ranking in Schools Rugby" - August 2018 - MSc Dissertation
  • Brilliant Tutoring Programme (T2 2020/21)
  • ST219 Mathematical Statistics B (T2 2020/21)
  • ST116 Mathematical Techniques (T1 2020/21)
  • ST111 / 112 Probability A&B (T2 2019/20)
  • ST301/413 Bayesian Decision Analysis (T1 2019/20)
  • Widening Participation programme (Summer 2019)
  • ST111 / 112 Probability A&B (T2 2018/19)
  • ST116 Mathematical Techniques (T1 2018/19)
Miscellaeous projects
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