The research of our group focuses on the mathematical aspects of Data Science, and aims to tackle challenges arising in this interdisciplinary field by drawing on methods and theories from Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computational Science and their related areas.
The members of our group work on a vast variety of inter-connected topics, including Applied Probability, Econometrics, Machine Learning, Medical Statistics, Non-parametric Statistics, Numerical Analysis, Optimisation, Statistical Decision Theory, and Uncertainty Quantification. The specific research interests of our group members are listed below.
The Data Science group hosts a weekly Data Science and Computational Statistics seminar series.
The group benefits from the University of Birmingham's membership of the The Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, and interacts closely with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Data Science and AI.
Head of Data Science Group
Dr Li has research interests in scientific computing, computational statistics and uncertainty quantification.
Biman Chakraborty is a Lecturer in Statistics. He has published several research papers in premier International Statistics journals as well as reviews and book chapters in nonparametric multivariate statistics, statistical computing and statistical reliability. He acts as reviewer to many International journals regularly. He also received many research grants from various agencies in his career.
Dr Duong's research interests lie in the intersections of analysis and applied probability. Most of his research is inspired from applications in molecular dynamics, material sciences and biological systems.
Dr Jiang's research interests are: inverse problems and imaging; model order reduction; uncertainty quantification.
Reader in Statistics and Econometrics
Dr Li works in environmental and natural resource economics, and applied econometrics.
Dr Lionnet's research interests span theoretical and numerical analysis of Backward Stochastic Differential Equations (BSDEs), probabilistic numerical methods for PDEs, and systemic risk in financial networks.
Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Dr Sachs's research interests are in numerical analysis of stochastic differential equations; computational statistics, the design and analysis of Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods; machine learning methods for molecular systems/dynamics.
Assistant Professor in Mathematics
Associate Professor in Mathematical Optimisation and Data Science
Dr Shang's primary research interests lie in the optimal design of numerical methods for stochastic differential equations with a strong emphasis on applications ranging from computational mathematics, statistics, physics, to data science.
Dr Shao's principal research interests are in the intersection of financial and actuarial mathematics: quantitative analysis of Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS), Extreme Value Theory (EVT) and heavy-tailed distributions, with an emphasis on pricing catastrophe risk (CAT) bonds, nuclear power-linked securities and applications.
Associate Professor in Econometrics and Statistics
Dr Sun's research interests incorporate statistics and econometrics, their application in finance and economics, etc. She has published in reputable journals such as the Journal of Time Series Analysis, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Economics Letters, Journal of Environmental Management, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, etc., and has an emerging record of strong publication.
Dr Tang's research interests include large-scale optimisation, statistical learning theory, and applications in computer vision and medical imaging.
Associate Professor in Mathematics and Statistics
Dr Touloupou's research is concerned with mathematical modelling of infectious diseases and the development of novel statistical methods needed for model fitting and model selection.
Dr Zhang's research lies in Markov Decision Processes and Stochastic Games, Markov Chains and Pure Jump Processes, Statistical Decision Theory and Sequential Analysis, and applications to e.g., Impulse Control Problems and Telecommunication.
Research and Teaching Fellows
Mr Marsh's research interests cover inference for stochastic epidemic models, Bayesian computation, Markov chain Monte Carlo methodologies and data augmentation techniques, and inference for complex high dimensional genetic data.
Note that not all PhD researchers have requested profiles.
Affiliated Academic Staff
Professor of Biostatistics
Institute of Applied Health Research
Professor of Machine Learning
Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research