Background

Awards and Prizes

  • 2018 Best Student Paper (supervised), ASA Section on Bayesian Statistical Science, JSM 2018. [JSM] [Photo]

  • 2017 Outstanding Reviewer Award, NIPS 2017. [Web] (3.6%)

  • 2017 Biennial Research Prize of the Royal Statistical Society. [RSS] [ACEMS] [Video]

  • 2016 Best Student Paper (supervised), ASA Section on Bayesian Statistical Science, JSM 2016. [JSM]

  • 2014 Best Paper, European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB) 2014. [ECCB] (750 EU)

  • 2012 Best Presentation, Amsterdam Oncology Graduate School Annual Retreat. (250 EU)

  • 2009 Fröhlich Prize for Mathematics, Robinson College Cambridge.

Editorial

  • 2016 – Associate Editor for Statistics and Computing (Springer).

  • 2018 Editor for a Special Issue of Statistics and Computing on Probabilistic Numerics.

Funding

  • 2018 – 2019 Turing Fellowship (20% Salary), the Alan Turing Institute, UK.

  • 2018 – 2022 Co-Investigator on "Approximate Bayesian computation with application to 3D printing" (191,700 EUR). SFI-EPSRC Lead Agency Agreement, University College Dublin, IE, and the Alan Turing Institute, UK.

  • 2018 Principal Investigator on "Overcoming Uncertainty in Legacy Engineering Resilience Modelling for Flood Hazards" (22,380 GBP FEC), Models 2 Decisions Feasibility Fund.

  • 2018 – 2020 Co-Investigator on "Quantifying Functional Co-Variation in Calcium Handling Proteins in Cardiac Myocytes" (196,538 GBP FEC), BHF-Turing Cardiovascular Data-Science Award, British Heart Foundation and the Alan Turing Institute, UK.

  • 2018 Cambridge Philosophical Society Bursary to spend time at the Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK. (500 GBP)

  • 2017 – 2020 Secondment to the Lloyd's Register Foundation programme on data-centric engineering at the Alan Turing Institute, UK. (105,000 GBP)

  • 2015 VicBiostat Visiting Fellowship. (2,000 AUD)

  • 2015 – 2017 ARC Research Fellowship, University of Technology Sydney.

  • 2013 – 2015 CRiSM Research Fellowship, University of Warwick.

Working Groups

Extended Visitors Hosted

PhD Theses Examined

  • Nathan Owen, University of Exeter - A comparison of polynomial chaos and Gaussian process emulation for uncertainty quantification in computer experiments. Passed (minor corrections).

Program Committee Member

  • NIPS 2016, 2017, 2018 [Web]

  • AISTATS 2016, 2017, 2018 [Web]

  • IJCAI 2015 (Machine Learning Track) [Web]

Paper Reviewing Service

  • Bayesian Anal.

  • Bioinformatics

  • Biometrika

  • BMC Syst. Biol.

  • Commun. Comput. Phys.

  • Int. J. Intell. Syst.

  • J. Comp. Graph. Stat.

  • J. R. Soc. Interface

  • J. R. Statist. Soc. C

  • Mach. Learn.

  • Math. Biosci.

  • SIAM J. Sci. Comput.

  • SIAM J. Uncertainty Quantification

  • Stat. Appl. Genet. Mo. B.

  • Stat. Comput.

  • Stat. Method App.

Grant Reviewing Service

  • Horizon 2020

Organised Conferences & Workshops

  • Evolution of Data-Centric Engineering, September 2018, RSS Annual Conference @ Cardiff, UK. [Web]

  • Max Ent, July 2018, Alan Turing Institute, UK. [Web]

  • Minisymposium on Probabilistic Numerical Methods for Quantification of Discretisation Error. April 2018 @ SIAM UQ, Orange County, CA, USA. [Web] [Part I] [Part II] [Part III]

  • Meeting of the SAMSI Probabilistic Numerics Working Group. April 2018, Alan Turing Institute, UK. [Web]

  • Data Sciences for Climate and Environment, March 2018, Alan Turing Institute, UK. [Web]

  • Grand Challenges in Data-Centric Engineering. September 2017, RSS Annual Conference @ Strathclyde, UK. [Web]

  • Probabilistic Numerics. August 2016, MCQMC @ Stanford, California, USA. [Web]

  • Algorithms for Intractable Problems. January 2016, MCMSki @ Lenzerheide, Switzerland. [Web]

  • Probabilistic Integration: Integrating Inference With Integration. January 2016, MCMSki @ Lenzerheide, Switzerland. [Web]

  • Julia for Statisticians. November 2015, University of Technology Sydney. [Web] 

  • Probabilistic Numerics for Differential Equations. April 2015, Warwick, UK. [Web]

  • Statistical Systems Biology. December 2014, Warwick, UK. [Web]

  • Inference and Control for Complex Dynamical Systems. November 2012, Warwick, UK. [Web]

Media and Engagement

  • 2017 Programme on Data-Centric Engineering at the Alan Turing Institute. [Web]

  • 2017 Biennial Research Prize of the Royal Statistical Society. [RSS] [ACEMS]

  • 2017 Gave evidence to the NSW State Parliament on housing regulation. More frivolously, I featured in a lobbying advert. [Video]