UCL team UCLStats win RSS challenge 2014 !

UCL team "UCLStats" of Beate Franke, Alfredo Kalaitzis, Sam Livingstone and Michael Betancourt are the Overall Winners of the Royal Statistical Society Statistical Analytics challenge 2014, organized by The Young Statisticians Section & Research Section of the Royal Statistical Society, sponsored by Select Statistics. The team will be invited to present their findings at the YSS and Research Section Statistical Analytics Challenge Session at the RSS 2014 conference in Sheffield on Wednesday 3rd September 2014.

The 2014 competition was designed to analyse some data from Neuroimaging, namely resting state functional MRI data. Unlike many data prediction competitions, there was no right answer here (at least not one that is known), but care in the statistical analysis was the focus of the challenge. The title of the UCLStats submission was "Long Range Spatio-Temporal Dependence in fMRI Imaging Data".