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Sida Chen

I am a fourth year PhD student working under the supervision of Professor Bärbel Finkenstädt Rand. Prior to my PhD I completed an Integrated Masters Degree in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Warwick in 2017.

My research interests lie in the areas of Bayesian Statistics and Statistical Learning. Currently I am undertaking research that involves developing statistical methods for inference in semi- or nonparametric hidden Markov models (HMMs).

Talks and posters

  • 28 August 2019: Reversible jump Markov chain Monte Carlo for inferring spline-based hidden Markov models, poster presentation at the 11th Greek Stochastics meeting, Corfu, Greece.
  • 4 June 2019: Reversible jump Markov chain Monte Carlo for estimation of spline-based hidden Markov models, talk at Young Researchers' Meeting, University of Warwick, UK.



  • Autumn 2018 - present: PhD representative of the Statistics Welfare and Communications Committee (WCC).


Office: Room MSB4.14, Mathematical Sciences Building.