Archive for United Kingdom

support for Remain comes first in latest YouGov survey

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , , , on December 6, 2018 by xi'an

assistant professorships at Warwick Stats

Posted in pictures, Statistics, Travel, University life with tags , , , , , on November 24, 2018 by xi'an

There is an opening for three assistant professor positions in our department at the University of Warwick, starting next Fall. With a new Head of Department. The candidate should be an excellent academic in statistics (to be interpreted in the widest sense and to include both applied and methodological statistics, probability, probabilistic operational research and mathematical finance together with interdisciplinary topics involving one or more of these areas). Deadline is January 2019. (See this link from Warwick U for indications on how to get working rights from abroad. Uncertain Brexity times…)

a political ad?!

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2018 by xi'an

head position at Warwick stats

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2018 by xi'an

The Department of Statistics at Warwick seeks a new head to continue to develop and advance the quality of its education and research. The successful candidate will be appointed as a professor on an indefinite basis and will have a strong research and leadership profile. The appointment as Head of Department will be for three years in the first instance, with an option to extend. The next Head will work with this large and diverse community of academics and students, and support collaboration with the wider University. They will represent the Department to public and private audiences, nationally and internationally, and develop networks to promote the work of the Department. The deadline for applicants is 28 September 2018.

 

Trump is coming…

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2018 by xi'an

 

In conjunction with the official (if not state-) visit of Donald Trump to the UK, a list of demonstrations throughout the kingdom, on top of the national demonstration in London on July 13, Together Against Trump, jointly organised by the Stop Trump Coalition (STC) and Stand Up To Trump (SUTT). (Even stoptrump.uk wrong address returns an appropriate heading!)

just in case your summer of British conferences is not yet fully-booked…

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2018 by xi'an

Imperial postdoc in Bayesian nonparametrics

Posted in pictures, R with tags , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2018 by xi'an

Here is another announcement for a post-doctoral position in London (UK) to work with Sarah Filippi. In the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London. (More details on the site or in this document. Hopefully, the salary is sufficient for staying in London, if not in South Kensington!)

The post holder will work on developing a novel Bayesian Non-Parametric Test for Conditional Independence. This is at the core of modern causal discovery, itself of paramount importance throughout the sciences and in Machine Learning. As part of this project, the post holder will derive a Bayesian non-parametric testing procedure for conditional independence, scalable to high-dimensional conditioning variable. To ensure maximum impact and allow experimenters in different fields to easily apply this new methodology, the post holder will then create an open-source software package available on the R statistical programming platform. Doing so, the post holder will investigate applying this approach to real-world data from our established partners who have a track record of informing national and international bodies such as Public Health England and the World Health Organisation.