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COMPASS CDT students select research projects

The second cohort of the EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Statistics and Data Science have chosen the research topics for their PhDs. For more details of the topics they will be working on and their supervisors, from the Institute, academic partner departments and industry then see the COMPASS blog post.

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Jennifer Chakravarty graduates with PhD

Congratulations to Dr Jennifer Chakravarty, who recently graduated with a PhD. Her thesis was supervised by Professor Oliver Johnson and Professor Robert Piechocki and titled Physical Layer Security for Next Generation Wireless Systems. She is now a Heilbronn Research Fellow in Bristol, working on Data Science.

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Statistical Science

The School of Mathematics is seeking to make an appointment in statistical science at the level of Lecturer (analogous to Assistant Professor), Senior Lecturer, or Associate Professor, depending on the experience of the successful candidate. We are looking for world-class researcher who has demonstrated, or shown potential for, the highest achievements in any area of […]

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IBM Research is newest Compass partner to sponsor PhD project

The University of Bristol is excited to announce IBM Research Europe as a new partner of Compass – the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Statistics and Data Science. IBM scientists are collaborating with Prof. Robert Allison and Compass PhD student Anthony Stephenson, on a research project entitled Fast Bayesian Inference at Extreme Scale. The project’s […]

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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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