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Oliver Kemp

I am a third year PhD student in the CDT in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Warwick, under the supervision of Professor Ioannis Kosmidis. Broadly, my research interests are within statistical methodology, inference and modelling, along with applying methods to areas such as medicine, education and sport. My current research is on improving estimation in regression models with functional components, in particular bias reduction. My first year summer project was on 'Reduced-bias M-estimation in survival modelling'.

Before coming to Warwick, I received an MMath from the University of Southampton in 2021. My third year project was on 'Simulating random guess scores' (for school tests), and my fourth year project was on algebraic statistics (the combination of algebraic geometry and commutative algebra with statistics) for biological data.

Outside academia, I have a great interest in puzzles, especially variant sudoku and cryptic crosswords, retro and speedrunning video games, cycling and football.

Posters and presentations

  • Targeted bias reduction for generalised additive models (Poster presented at International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, Dortmund, Germany, 2023)
  • Reduced-bias M-estimation in survival modelling (Poster presented at YRM, Department of Statistics, University of Warwick, UK, 2022; Warwick Statistics Departmental Conference, Gregynog, UK, 2023)



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