Archive | 2020

Statistics at Bristol: Future Results and You 2021

Thursday 16 September – Friday 17 September 2021 This event is part of the Fry Conference Series, being held to celebrate the move of the School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol to the recently refurbished Grade II listed Fry Building at the heart of the university campus. This meeting is aimed at a […]

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Improbable sponsors Compass PhD student in new partnership

The University of Bristol is announcing a new industrial sponsor of Compass – the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Statistics and Data Science. Improbable, a global technology company which provides innovative products and services to makers of virtual worlds and simulations, is sponsoring a PhD research project entitled Agent-based model calibration using likelihood-free inference. […]

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Sparx funds University of Bristol PhD student investigating statistical modelling for personalised maths learning

The University of Bristol is today announcing a new supporter of Compass – the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Statistics and Data Science. South West based learning technology company Sparx, has agreed to sponsor a PhD student’s research project which will investigate new approaches to longitudinal statistical modelling within school-based mathematics education. Sparx, […]

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Statistics at Bristol ranked 5th in the UK

Research and teaching in key areas at the University of Bristol is among the best in the world, according to a new international league table. Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2020 highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas. Amongst the 20 subjects at the University of Bristol […]

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Covid-19 – the statistics and the science underlying them

A virtual discussion covering the statistical aspects of Covid- 19 Monday 29 June, 17.30 to 19.00 The Parliamentary & Scientific Committee, an All-Party Parliamentary Group, and the oldest, having been formed in 1939, will be holding a Zoom discussion meeting on Monday 29 June, from 5.30pm to 7.00pm covering statistical aspects of Covid-19. Professor Olly Johnson […]

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Virtual Open Day

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BristolUniMaths Graduation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI2CcM8QlrE&list=PLFZ6Q-G4wIXBDpwV9FWK-wVbSeKJZhdkt&index=7&t=0s Studying at Bristol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GybNpY6C_aY&t=3s  

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UK Covid-19 infection peak may have fallen before lockdown, new analysis shows

Simple statistical models can reliably infer the peak of infections and subsequent deaths from the virus, according to a Bristol statistician. Professor Simon Wood used simple models with few assumptions, together with Imperial College’s estimate of the distribution of times from disease onset to death for fatal cases, to infer the time course of fatal infections […]

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