People at CSML

The members of CSML are faculty, postdocs, and students from the three departments.

Computer Science

Faculty

Dr. David Barber

no picture Reader in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning
Homepagehttp://web4.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/D.Barber/
Emaild.barber (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)
Office8.06, Malet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 4151

Dr Gabriel Brostow

no picture Senior Lecturer
Homepagehttp://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/G.Brostow/
EmailG.Brostow (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)
Office6.21a
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 7291

Professor Thore Graepel

no picture CSML Centre Director & Professor of Machine Learning
Homepagehttp://research.microsoft.com/en-us/people/thoreg/
EmailT.Graepel (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)
Office5.23
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 0167

Dr. Mark Herbster

no picture Lecturer; Programme director MSc in Machine Learning
InterestsMy research currently focuses on the problem predicting a labeling on a graph.
Homepage http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/M.Herbster/
EmailM.Herbster (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)
Office8.03, Malet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 3684

Professor Massimiliano Pontil

no picture EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow
Interestsmachine learning theory and pattern recognition; function representation and approximation; numerical optimization and statistics
Homepagehttp://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/M.Pontil/
Emailm.pontil (append @ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeMalet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 0129

Dr Sebastian Riedel

no picture Senior Lecturer
Homepagehttp://www.riedelcastro.org/
Emails.riedel (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)
Office1ES509A
Phone+44 (0)20 3549 5254

Professor John Shawe-Taylor

no picture CSML Centre Director & Head of Computer Science Department
InterestsStatistical Learning Theory; from Neural Networks, to Machine Learning, to Graph Theory
Homepagehttp://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/J.Shawe-Taylor/
EmailJ.Shawe-Taylor (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeMalet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 7680, +44 (0)20 7679 3675 (PA)

Dr. David Silver

no picture Royal Society University Research Fellow
Interestsgeneral, high-performance approaches to reinforcement learning without prior knowledge
Homepagehttp://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/D.Silver/web/Home.html
Emaildavidstarsilver (append @googlemail.com)
Office7.06, Malet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 20 7679 4413

Dr. Jun Wang

no picture Senior Lecturer
Interestsportfolio theory and statistical modeling of information retrieval; data mining and collaborative filtering (recommendation); web economy and online advertising; user-centric information seeking
Homepagehttp://web4.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/jun.wang/blog
Emailjun.wang (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)
Office6.06A, Malet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 (0) 1473 66 3732

Dr Emine Yilmaz

no picture Lecturer
Homepagehttp://mediafutures.cs.ucl.ac.uk/people/emineyilmaz/
Emaile.yilmaz (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk )
Office1ES503
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 2366

Professor Li Zhaoping

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InterestsPre-attentive vision, visual attention, sensory (visual) coding, visual and olfactory object recognition and segmentation, nonlinear neural dynamics
Homepagehttp://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/Zhaoping.Li/
Emailz.li (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Office8.05, Malet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 2850

Postdocs

Dr Tom Haines

no picture Research Associate
InterestsNon-parametric Bayesian methods, graphical models, computer vision, all varieties of learning.
Emailt.haines (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeMalet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 3679

Dr. Guy Lever

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Interestsreinforcement learning and control; supervised learning; semi-supervised learning; kernel methods; statistical learning theory
Homepagehttp://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/people/G.Lever.html
Emailg.lever (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)
Office8.11, Malet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 0421

Dr. Janaina Mourao-Miranda

no picture Research Fellow
Homepagehttp://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/people/J.Mourao-Miranda.html
EmailJ.Mourao-Miranda (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)
Office8.11, Malet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 0414

Andreas Vlachos

no picture Postdoc
InterestsStructured prediction, Semantic parsing, Information extraction, Clustering, Biomedical text mining, Active learning
Homepagehttp://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~av308/
Emaila.vlachos (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)
Office5th Floor, 1 Euston Square
PhoneTBA

PhD Students

Diana Borsa

no picture PhD Student (with Professor John Shawe-Taylor)
Emaild.borsa (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)

Chris Bracegirdle

no picture PhD Student (with Dr. David Barber)
Interestsinformation processing and contemporary pattern analysis, applications to finance; portfolio theory, probability trading, time series modelling, machine learning, asset price forecasting
Homepagehttp://web4.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/C.Bracegirdle/home.php
EmailC.Bracegirdle (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)
Office8.11, Malet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 0423

Ed Challis

no picture PhD Student (with Dr. David Barber)
InterestsIntelligent Systems
Homepagehttp://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/people/E.Challis.html
Emailedward.challis.09 (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Office7.08, Malet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 0373

Sarah Chisholm

no picture PhD Student (with Professor Tom Fearn)
InterestsNetworks
Homepagehttp://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/people/S.Chisholm.html
Emails.chisholm.09 (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Office7.08, Malet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 7192

Kamil Ciosek

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InterestsIntelligent Systems
Homepagehttp://www.ciosek.net
Emailkamil.ciosek.10 (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Office8.11, Malet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 0420

Luis Dorard

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InterestsIntelligent Systems
Homepagehttp://louis.dorard.me/
Emaill.dorard (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Office8.11, Malet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 (0)207 679 0373

Tristan Fletcher

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InterestsCurrency Forecasting using Multiple Kernel Learning with Financially Motivated Features
Homepagehttp://www.tristanfletcher.co.uk/
EmailT.Fletcher (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeMalet Place Engineering Building

Ben Hall

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Homepagehttp://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/people/B.Hall.html
EmailB.Hall (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)
Office5.08, Malet Place Engineering Building
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 0335

Mateusz Manikowski

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InterestsIntelligent Systems
Homepagehttp://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/people/M.Manikowski.html
Emailm.manikowski (append @ucl.ac.uk)

Andrew McDonald

no picture PhD Student (with Professor Massimiliano Pontil)
InterestsStructured sparsity and regularization, convex optimization, kernel methods, time series analysis.
Homepagehttp://www0.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/a.mcdonald/
Emaila.mcdonald (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)

Statistical Science

Faculty

Gianluca Baio

no picture Lecturer in Medical Statistics
InterestsBayesian statistics, health economics evaluation, hierarchical models, causal inference
Homepagehttp://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucakgba
Emailgianluca (append @stats.ucl.ac.uk)
Office1-19 Torrington Place
Phone+44(0)20 7679 1248

Dr. Alexandros Beskos

no picture Lecturer
InterestsMonte-Carlo methods; simulation of Stochastic Differential Equations and Brownian motion; complexity of Markov chain Monte-Carlo (MCMC) methods; MCMC in infinite dimensions (for problems in physics)
Homepagehttp://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucakabe/
Emailalex (append @stats.ucl.ac.uk)
Office1.36, 1-19 Torrington Place
Phone+44 20 7679 8352

Dr. Maria De Iorio

no picture Reader in Statistics
Emailm.deiorio (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Phone(0)20 3108 3245

Professor Tom Fearn

no picture Professor of Applied Statistics, Head of Department
InterestsApplied statistics; Bayesian methodology; food science and technology; analytical chemisty
Homepagehttp://www.ucl.ac.uk/statistics/people/tomfearn
Emailtom (append @stats.ucl.ac.uk)
Office1-19 Torrington Place
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 1873

Professor Mark Girolami

no picture Honorary Professor in Statistics
InterestsStatistical Methodology, Computational Statistics, Machine Learning, Cycling
Homepagehttp://www.ucl.ac.uk/statistics/people/markgirolami
Emailgirolami (append @stats.ucl.ac.uk)
Phone+44(0)20 7679 1861

Dr. Serge Guillas

no picture Reader in Statistics
Interestsfunctional data analysis; emulation/calibration of complex computer models; time series; environmental statistics
Homepagehttp://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucaksgu/
Emails.guillas (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Office1-19 Torrington Place
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 1867

Dr. Christian Hennig

no picture Senior Lecturer in Statistics
Homepagehttp://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucakche/
Emailchrish (append @stats.ucl.ac.uk )
Phone+44(0)20 7679 1698

Dr Franz Kiraly

no picture Lecturer
Homepagehttp://www.ucl.ac.uk/statistics/people/franz-kiraly
Emailf.kiraly (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0) 20 7679 1259

Dr. Ioannis Kosmidis

no picture Lecturer
Homepagehttp://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucakiko/
Emaili.kosmidis (append @ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeRoom 126
Phone+44 (0) 20 7679 1862

Dr Ioanna Manolopoulou

no picture Lecturer
InterestsBayesian statistics, Semi-parametric modelling, mixture modelling, state-space models, cell motility, diffusion models, phylogeography, point processes, movement ecology
Homepagehttp://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucakima/
Emailioanna (append (append @stats.ucl.ac.uk))
Office1.26, 1-19 Torrington Place
Phone+44 20 7679 5944

Dr. James Nelson

no picture Lecturer
Interestsapplied harmonic analysis, statistical signal and image analysis, and machine learning
Homepagehttp://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucakjdb/
Emailj.nelson (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 1875

Professor Sofia Olhede

no picture Professor of Statistics, Honorary Professor of Computer Science
InterestsMy fundamental research interest is modelling complex and heterogeneous phenomena observed in time or space.
Homepagehttp://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucaksc0/
Emails.olhede (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Office1-19 Torrington Place
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 8321

Gareth Peters

no picture Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Statistics
InterestsFinancial Risk, Computational and Empirical Finance, Statistical Methodology, Computational Statistics, Machine Learning
Homepagehttp://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucakgwp/GWP/Gareth_Peters.html
Emailgareth.peters (append (append @stats.ucl.ac.uk))
Office1-19 Torrington Place
Phone44(0)20 7679 1238

Dr. Ricardo Silva

no picture Lecturer
Interestsmultivariate analysis, graphical models, Bayesian inference, measurement error, relational inference and causality
Homepagehttp://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucgtrbd/
Emailricardo.silva (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Office1.39, 1-19 Torrington Place
Phone+44 20 7679 1879

Dr. Jing-Hao Xue

no picture Senior Lecturer
InterestsStatistical classification, high-dimensional data analysis, computer vision and pattern recognition
Homepagehttp://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucakjxu/
Emailjinghao.xue (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Office1-19 Torrington Place
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 1863

Postdocs

Dr. Simon Byrne

no picture Postdoc (with Professor Mark Girolami) ; Research Associate
Homepagehttp://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucaksby/
Emailbyrne (append @stats.ucl.ac.uk )
Phone(020) 7679 1223

Dr. Ben Calderhead

no picture Postdoc (with Professor Mark Girolami) ; Research Fellow
Homepagehttp://www.2020science.net/people/ben-calderhead
Emailb.calderhead (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Office1-19 Torrington Place

Dr. Noushin Heydari

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InterestsStochastic Processes, Real Options Analysis, Operations Research, Time-Series Analysis, Energy Economics
Homepagehttp://www.ucl.ac.uk/statistics/people/somayehheydari
Emailb.heydari (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Office1-19 Torrington place

Dr. Matthew Higgs

no picture Postdoc (with Professor Mark Girolami)
Homepagehttp://matthewhiggs.me/
EmailM.Higgs (append @cs.ucl.ac.uk)
Office1-19 Torrington Place

Dr. Freddie Kalaitzis

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InterestsGaussian processes, PCA, MCMC, LASSO, Copulas
Emaila.kalaitzis (append @ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeRoom 114, 1-19 Torrington Place

Dr Vladimir Krylov

no picture Postdoc (with Dr. James Nelson)
InterestsBayesian parametric modeling, statistical hypothesis testing, Markovian methods, remote sensing and medical image processing
Homepagehttps://sites.google.com/site/vlkryl/
Emailv.krylov (append (append @ucl.ac.uk))
Office1-19 Torrington Place, Room 120
Phone+44 (20) 3108 3227

Dr. Grigorios Skolidis

no picture Postdoc (with Professor Mark Girolami) ; Research Associate
InterestsGaussian processes for regression and classification, Transfer learning, Multi-task learning, Semi-supervised learning, Composite Likelihoods
Homepagehttp://www.ucl.ac.uk/statistics/people/grigoriosskolidis
Emailg.skolidis (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Office1-19 Torrington Place, Room 103
Phone+44 (20) 7679 1223

Dr. Vassilios Stathopoulos

no picture Postdoc (with Professor Mark Girolami)
Interests Monte-Carlo methods; Bayesian inference for deterministic and stochastic dynamical models; Computational Statistics and Machine Learning
Emailv.stathopoulos (append @ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeRoom 103, 1-19 Torrington Place
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 1223

PhD Students

Michael Epstein

no picture PhD Student (with Professor Mark Girolami)
Homepagehttp://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucbpmep
Emailmichael.epstein.10 (append @ucl.ac.uk)

Alexander Gibberd

no picture PhD Student (with Dr. James Nelson) ; PhD student
InterestsStatistical Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Anomaly/Change-point Detection, Networks, Crime Science
Homepagehttps://www.ucl.ac.uk/secret/current_students/2012_cohort/2012-cohort-profiles/alex-gibberd
Emailalexander.gibberd.12 (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)7960996378

Marko Javorsek

no picture PhD Student (with Professor Sofia Olhede)
Emailm.javorsek.11 (append @ucl.ac.uk)

Daniel Knight-Gaynor

no picture PhD Student (with Gareth Peters)
Emaildaniel.knight-gaynor.13 (append @ucl.ac.uk)

Eleftheria Kotti

no picture PhD Student (with Professor Mark Girolami) ; PhD Student
Emaile.kotti.12 (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Office116, 1-19 Torrington Place

Chien-Ju Lin

no picture PhD Student (with Dr. Christian Hennig)
Emailchien-ju.lin.10 (append @ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeRoom 103, 1-19 Torrington Place

Samuel Livingstone

no picture PhD Student (with Professor Mark Girolami) ; PhD Student
InterestsMonte Carlo methods, Information Geometry
Homepagehttp://samueljlivingstone.wix.com/webpage
Emailsamuel.livingstone (append @ucl.ac.uk)

Gary MacIndoe

no picture PhD Student (with Professor Mark Girolami)
Homepagehttp://www.garymacindoe.co.uk/
Emailgary.macindoe.10 (append @ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeRoom 103, 1-19 Torrington Place

Khadijeh Taiyari

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Homepagehttp://www.ucl.ac.uk/statistics/phd/khadijehtaiyari
Emailkhadijeh (append @stats.ucl.ac.uk)

Maria Toomik

no picture PhD Student (with Dr. James Nelson)
Interestsmultiresolution analysis and regularisation approaches to highly structured data
Emailmaria.toomik.14 (append @ucl.ac.uk)

Simon Wallace

no picture PhD Student (with Professor Sofia Olhede)
Emailsimon.wallace.11 (append @ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeRoom 114, 1-19 Torrington Place

Ying Zhang

no picture PhD Student (with Professor Tom Fearn)
Interestsprincipal component regression, partial least squares regression, near infrared spectroscopy
Emailying_zhang (append @stats.ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeRoom 103, 1-19 Torrington Place

Gatsby Unit

Faculty

Professor Peter Dayan

no picture Director of the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
InterestsMathematical and computational models of neural processing; reinforcement learning; unsupervised learning
Homepagehttp://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/~dayan/
Emaildayan (append @gatsby.ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeRoom 407, Alexandra House
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 1175

Dr. Arthur Gretton

no picture Lecturer
InterestsMy current research focus is on using kernel methods to reveal properties and relations in data.
Homepagehttp://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/~gretton/
Emailgretton (append @gatsby.ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeAlexandra House
Phone+44 20 7679 1186

Dr. Maneesh Sahani

no picture Reader in Theoretical Neuroscience and Machine Learning
InterestsTheoretical Neuroscience, Neural Data Modelling, Machine Learning and Signal Processing
Homepagehttp://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/~maneesh/
Emailmaneesh (append @gatsby.ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeAlexandra House
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 5360

Postdocs

Dr. Dino Sejdinovic

no picture Postdoc (with Dr. Arthur Gretton)
Interestskernel methods, Bayesian inference, graphical models, coding and information theory
Homepagehttp://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/~dino/
Emaildino.sejdinovic (append @gmail.com)
OfficeAlexandra House
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 1022

Dr. Barath Sriperumbudur

no picture Postdoc (with Dr. Arthur Gretton)
Interestson-parametric statistics, machine learning, signal processing, applied harmonic analysis, theory and applications of reproducing kernel Hilbert and Banach spaces, empirical process theory
Homepagehttp://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/~bharath/
Emailbharath (append @gatsby.ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeAlexandra House
Phone+44 (0)20 7679 1195

Dr Zoltan Szabo

no picture Research Associate
Homepagehttp://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/~szabo/
Emailzoltan.szabo (append @gatsby.ucl.ac.uk)

PhD Students

Charles Blundell

no picture PhD Student (with Dr. Yee Whye Teh)
Homepagehttp://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/~ucgtcbl/
Emailc.blundell (append @gatsby.ucl.ac.uk)
Office5.01a, Alexandra House

Lloyd Elliott

no picture PhD Student (with Dr. Yee Whye Teh)
Emailltelliot (append @gatsby.ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeAlexandra House

Arthur Guez

no picture PhD Student (with Professor Peter Dayan)
Interestsmachine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, neuroscience, and cognitive science
Homepagehttp://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~aguez/
Emailaguez (append @gatsby.ucl.ac.uk)
Office5.06, Alexandra House

Balaji Lakshminarayanan

no picture PhD Student (with Dr. Yee Whye Teh)
Homepagehttp://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/~balaji/
Emailbalaji (append @gatsby.ucl.ac.uk)

Maria Lomeli

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Homepagehttp://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/~mlomeli/
Emailmlomeli (append @gatsby.ucl.ac.uk)

Sam Patterson

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Emailspatterson (append @gatsby.ucl.ac.uk)
OfficeAlexandra House

Vinayak Rao

no picture PhD Student (with Dr. Yee Whye Teh)
InterestsBayesian nonparametrics; Markov jump processes; Point processes
Homepagehttp://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/~vrao/
Emailvrao (append @gatsby.ucl.ac.uk)
Office5.01a, Alexandra House

Other

Faculty

Dr Karim Anaya-Izquierdo

no picture Lecturer in Medical Statistics
InterestsFoundations of Statistics; Information Geometry; Mixture Models; Epidemiology
Homepagehttp://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/anaya-izquierdo.karim
Emailkarim.anaya (append @lshtm.ac.uk )
Phone+44 (0)20 76127826

Dr. Chris Barnes

no picture Lecturer in Systems Biology, Department of Cell and Environmental Biology, UCL
InterestsModelling mutational processes in the genome; Reverse engineering of signalling systems; Design of synthetic biological systems for therapeutic applications
Homepagehttps://www.ucl.ac.uk/cdb/research/barnes/
Emailchristopher.barnes (append @ucl.ac.uk)
Phone020 7679 7712

Professor Philip Dawid

no picture Professor of Statistics, Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge
InterestsFoundations of Statistics; Optimal Experimental Design; Information Geometry; Decision Geometry; Probabilistic Expert Systems; Symmetry Modelling; Causal Inference
Homepagehttp://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~apd/
Emailapd (append @statslab.cam.ac.uk)
OfficeWilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WB, UK
Phone+44 (0)1223 766535

Professor Kate Jones

no picture Chair of Ecology and Biodiversity
Homepagehttps://iris.ucl.ac.uk/research/personal/index?upi=KEJON62
Emailkate.e.jones (append @ucl.ac.uk)

PhD Students

Jerone Andrews

no picture PhD Student (with Dr. James Nelson) ; SECReT MRes/PhD student
Emailjerone.andrews.13 (append @ucl.ac.uk)

Orlando Doehring

no picture PhD Student
InterestsData science, statistical high-performance computing for big datasets, machine learning, data mining, multivariate longitudinal data analysis, canine ancestry prediction using MCMC
Emailo.doehring (append @ucl.ac.uk)

Miss Kim Mroz

no picture MRes/PhD student with CoMPLEX
Emailkim.mroz.11 (append @ucl.ac.uk)