Archive | 2018

PhD Studentship in Statistical Science

PhD Studentship in Statistical Science The Project: The School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol invites applications for a PhD Studentship position in Statistical Science. The aim of the project is to work on scaling up Bayesian computational methods in order to address current challenges posed in various areas of science and engineering. The project […]

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New Alan Turing Institute fellows from Bristol

Congratulations to Statistics Institute members Christophe Andrieu, Haeran Cho, Guy Nason, Nick Whiteley and Yi Yu, who have won Turing Fellowships from the Alan Turing Institute. Turing Fellows are scholars with proven research excellence in data science, artificial intelligence or a related field, whose research could be enhanced through active involvement with the Turing network […]

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Partnership with Google to grow quantum software industry in the UK

The University of Bristol is joining forces with UCL and Google to launch a £5.5m Prosperity Partnership, which aims to harness the revolutionary power of quantum computers for applications in modelling and simulation. The initiative, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is a collaboration between the UCL Quantum Science and Technology […]

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Professor Oliver Johnson inaugural lecture

On 1 November 2018, Professor Oliver Johnson will give his Inaugural Lecture, entitled “Shannon and group testing: finding needles in haystacks”. The abstract for the talk is as follows: Claude Shannon’s Information Theory bridges mathematics and engineering, and shows how well every communication and data storage system can perform. In this lecture, Professor Johnson will […]

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Open lecture: Smart phones and statistics – where is the connection?

Benjamin Meaker visiting Professor: Peter Smith Date: 18 July 2018 Time: 2pm Location: Howard House, Level 4 Seminar Room Although we take them for granted, mobile devices such as smart phones are small miracles of engineering and electronics. These devices are constantly evolving and fundamental research and long term planning is always running in parallel […]

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Graduate student lecture: Random matrices in wireless communication systems

Benjamin Meaker visiting Professor: Peter Smith Date: 23 July 2018 Time: 2pm Location: Howard House, Level 4 Seminar Room This talk will outline the many applications of random matrices in communications. In particular, modern cellular systems where base stations communicate with many mobile users with smart phones are discussed. The modelling, design and analysis of […]

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Departmental lecture: Asymptotics of large communication systems

Benjamin Meaker visiting Professor: Peter Smith Date: 26 July 2018 Time: 2pm Location: Howard House, Level 4 Seminar Room Large wireless communication networks are widely believed to offer “free” interference reduction. This has led to a huge growth of research in performance analysis of large systems, where many users communicate with 100s of antennas located […]

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Open lecture: Smart phones and statistics – where is the connection?

Benjamin Meaker visiting Professor: Peter Smith Date: 18 July 2018 Time: 2pm Location: Howard House, Level 4 Seminar Room Although we take them for granted, mobile devices such as smart phones are small miracles of engineering and electronics. These devices are constantly evolving and fundamental research and long term planning is always running in parallel […]

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