Several developments over the last decade have pushed Statistics into the heart of science, commerce, and policy-making: new techniques, more powerful computers, and of course much more data. In the Institute of Statistical Science, we cover the whole spectrum of modern Statistics, from theoretical methods designed explicitly for multi-core computers and big data-sets, to providing planning and time-critical advice to policymakers concerning civil emergencies.

#### Director of the Institute: Professor Guy Nason

## Faculty Members

#### Research Associates

Matteo Fasiolo

Ashley Ford

Sam Livingstone

Zhe Sha

Stefano Soccorsi

#### Emeritus

Sean Collins

John Kingman FRS

John McNamara FRS

Bernard Silverman FRS

#### Postgraduate Students

Patrick Cannon

Fan Chen

Angus Davidson

Justin Dean

Kathryn Leeming

Felix Maxey-Hawkins

Bertrand Nortier

Lorenzo Rimella

Tianmiao Wang

Sophie Watson

Chang Zhang

#### Honorary Professor

#### Former Institute Members

## Seminars

- Daniel Williamson

What if we’re looking in the wrong directions? Optimal calibration of computer models with spatio-temporal output

Friday 26th January 2018, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Main Maths Building, SM3 - Zhe Sha

Bayesian Hierarchical modelling of large scale geo-spatial processes

Friday 26th January 2018, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Main Maths Building, SM3 - Sara van de Geer

Friday 23rd February 2018, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Main Maths Building, SM3 - Daniel Farewell

Friday 23rd February 2018, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Main Maths Building, SM3 - Sara Geneletti

Friday 9th March 2018, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Main Maths Building, SM3 - Alex Shestopaloff

Friday 9th March 2018, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Main Maths Building, SM3 - Eike Mueller

Friday 23rd March 2018, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Main Maths Building, SM3 - Marco Banterle

Friday 23rd March 2018, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Main Maths Building, SM3 - Nial Friel

Friday 20th April 2018, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Main Maths Building, SM3 - Matteo Fasiolo

Friday 20th April 2018, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Main Maths Building, SM3 - Murray Pollock

Friday 4th May 2018, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Main Maths Building, SM3

## News

Professor Bernard Silverman, Emeritus Professor, is awarded Knighthood

12 January 2018Time between world-changing volcanic super-eruptions less than previously thought

1 December 2017Applications now open for VC Fellowships: subject areas include mathematics and statistical science

2 November 2017Patrick Rubin-Delanchy wins BBSRC grant

27 October 2017Simon Wood appointed as Joint Editor of JRSSB

26 October 2017Opportunity for dialogue with the Royal Statistical Society

19 October 2017Bristol’s Institute for Statistical Science joins the Royal Statistical Society in celebrating European Statistics Day

18 October 2017Dr Matteo Fasiolo awarded an EPSRC Doctoral Prize

6 October 2017