Mark is a third year Ph.D. student in the School of Mathematics and Statistics here at Sheffield University. His research is orientated around the evolution of random graph models and the emergence of condensation. Mark’s roles in the conference include budgeting, bookings, logistics and organising the evening activities.
Jane is a second year PhD student in the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield. She works in the field of medical statistics, and in particular investigating the challenges in the design and analysis of trials evaluating complex interventions in public health research.
Chris is a fourth year PhD student at the University of Sheffield and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (University of Tasmania), interested in animal movement. His work centres around the role that size plays in marine systems, in particular how body size influences movement at the individual, population and community level. He is also CASE funded by CEFAS and uses discrete time hidden Markov models to investigate when and where fish shift their behavioural seasonality and foraging habitats on an annual basis. Roles in the conference include graphics development, website design and session organiser.
Sofia Maria is a fourth year PhD student at the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield. Her area of focus is creating methodological procedures for Spatio-temporal Modelling with dimension reduction techniques such as Wavelet Basis Decomposition. Moreover, her inferential techniques are solely Bayesian where for Gaussian Dynamic Spatio-temporal Models she uses an MCMC framework and currently she is developing a Particle Filtering methodology for the multivariate non-Gaussian cases. Her roles in the conference is organising the conference dinner and catering.
Alison is a fourth year PhD student in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield. She works in the field of statistical ecology, and in particular animal movement modelling, developing continuous-time statistical models for making inference on animal movement data obtained by telemetry. Her roles in the conference include website and graphics development.
Fiona is a second year Ph.D. student at the University of Sheffield and the British Antarctic Survey, interested in Bayesian emulation. Her research project is on using Gaussian Process emulators to learn more about the Antarctic ice sheets at the Last Glacial Maximum, 20Ka BP. She is also a member of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, focusing on interdisciplinary research of climate change and sustainability. Her roles in the conference include organising sponsorship, advertising and the conference dinner.
Yi-Shan is a third year PhD student based in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield. Her study focuses on continuous-time models for animal movement. Her roles in the conference are to do with advertising, marketing and catering.
The RSC is an annual conference that is organised by students, for students, and open to PhD students or equivalent in any field relating to probability or statistics. The next conference will take place 24-27th July 2018 at the University of Sheffield.