Congratulations to Christophe Andrieu and Anthony Lee who have won a £2.5M EPSRC Programme Grant “CoSInES” (COmputational Statistical INference for Engineering and Security) jointly with colleagues from Imperial College, Lancaster, Oxford and Warwick, with the participation of the Alan Turing Institute.
There are tremendous demands for advanced statistical methodology to make scientific sense of the deluge of data emerging from the data revolution of the 21st Century. CoSInES will create a step change in the use of principled statistical methodology, motivated by and feeding into the challenges posed by this revolution.
While much of the research conducted as part of CoSInES will develop and study generic methods with applicability in a wide range of areas, the project will also focus on two major application domains which will form stimulating and challenging motivation for our research: Data-centric engineering, and Defence and Security. To maximise the impact and speed of translation of our research in these areas we will closely partner with the Alan Turing Institute, which is running large programmes in these areas funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, the Ministry of Defence and GCHQ.