2018 – Professor of Statistics, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University, UK.
2017 – Group Leader, Program on Data-Centric Engineering, The Alan Turing Institute, UK.
2017 – 2018 Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Statistics, Newcastle University, UK.
2015 – 2017 Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS), University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
2013 – 2015 Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Statistical Methodology (CRiSM), University of Warwick, UK.
2011 – 2012 PhD (visiting), Mukherjee Lab, Dept. Biochemistry, Nederlands Kanker Instituut, Amsterdam, NL.
2010 – 2013 PhD, Centre for Complexity Science, University of Warwick, UK.
2009 – 2010 MSc, Complexity Science, University of Warwick, UK. [Distinction]
2006 – 2009 BA, Mathematics, University of Cambridge, UK. [Robinson College; Class I]
Awards and Prizes
2017 Outstanding Reviewer Award, NIPS 2017. [Web] (3.6%)
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.
2016 – Associate Editor for Statistics and Computing (Springer).
2018 Editor for a Special Issue of Statistics and Computing on Probabilistic Numerics.
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.
Extended Visitors Hosted
2018 Wilson Chen (University of Technology Sydney), Deniz Akyildiz (Carlos III University, Madrid), Chris Drovandi (Queensland University of Technology), Toni Karvonen (Aalto University), Filip Tronarp (Aalto University), Simo Särkkä (Aalto University)
PhD Theses Examined
2018 Onur Teymur, Imperial College London - Topics in the Probabilistic Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations.
2017 Nathan Owen, University of Exeter - A Comparison of Polynomial Chaos and Gaussian Process Emulation for Uncertainty Quantification in Computer Experiments.
Program Committee Member
NeurIPS 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 [Web]
AISTATS 2016, 2017, 2018 [Web]
IJCAI 2015 (Machine Learning Track) [Web]
Paper Reviewing Service
BMC Syst. Biol.
Commun. Comput. Phys.
Int. J. Intell. Syst.
J. Appl. Probab.
J. Comp. Graph. Stat.
J. R. Soc. Interface
J. R. Statist. Soc. C
Methodol. Comput. Appl.
SIAM J. Sci. Comput.
SIAM J. Uncertainty Quantification
Stat. Appl. Genet. Mo. B.
Stat. Method App.
Grant Reviewing Service
EPSRC Standard Grant
Organised Conferences & Workshops
Stein’s Method for Machine Learning and Statistics, June 2019 @ ICML, California, USA.
Evolution of Data-Centric Engineering, September 2018, RSS Annual Conference @ Cardiff, UK. [Web]
Max Ent, July 2018, Alan Turing Institute, UK. [Web]
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