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Professor Simon French named as the Ramsey Medalist for 2017 by the Decision Analysis Society


Simon French has been named as the Ramsey Medalist for 2017 by the Decision Analysis Society within INFORMS. The award is the highest award of the Decision Analysis Society and recognizes distinguished contributions to the field of decision analysis. Much of Simon's work has centered on the use of expert judgment in risk and decision analysis, particularly the aggregation of disparate opinions. After the Chernobyl Accident, he became deeply involved in the fields of risk communication and emergency management. This led to a string of papers and work focused on nuclear and food safety. More recently, he has become interested in social decision making and democracy in the internet age.

Wed 16 August 2017, 11:21 | Tags: RISCU, Dept, Faculty of Science, ASRU

Congratulations to our PhD Prize winners for 2016/17

The Department of Statistics would like to congratuate our PhD Prize winners for 2016/17:

The John Copas Prize in Statistics (sponsored by the Faculty of Science)

Awarded for the best PhD thesis eligible for the Departmental Completion Award:

Giacomo Zanella

Harrison Award

Awarded in recognition of a Highly Commended Thesis:

Panayiota Touloupou

Alex Sing Lam Tse

Elena Hernández-Hernández

Thu 27 July 2017, 12:13 | Tags: Students, Postgrad, Science, Faculty of Science

EPSRC Studentships Available

Two studentships have recently become available for Home or EU students educated in the UK to study in our vibrant department. We are eager to fill the places with two good students.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please follow this link:


Fri 23 June 2017, 12:21 | Tags: Dept, Students, Science, EPSRC, Faculty of Science

Congratulations to Paul Jenkins on his promotion to Associate Professor


Many congratulations to Paul Jenkins for his promotion to Associate Professor with effect from 1st September 2017. Well done, Paul!

Thu 22 June 2017, 10:33 | Tags: Dept, Science

Congratulations to Simon Spencer on his promotion to Associate Professor.


Many congratulations to Simon Spencer for his promotion to Associate Professor with effect from 16th June 2017. Well done, Simon!

Thu 22 June 2017, 09:23 | Tags: Dept, Science

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