RSS Emerging Applications Section launch



2pm Introduction to the section
EAS Chair: Richard Everitt

2.15pm Emerging Applications in Academia
Michelle Stanton (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)

Advances in spatial information for tropical disease control - Michelle is an MRC Population Health Fellow, focusing on spatial statistics and their applications in tropical disease control. Her research interests lie in spatial statistics, geographical information systems (GIS), satellite imagery processing, mobile technology and their health applications (mhealth) and citizen science. Following six years at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Michelle will be joining Lancaster University in November.

2.45pm Emerging Applications in Industry
Philip Jonathan (Shell Statistics and Data Science)

The talk will consider how the increasing size and accessibility of data, and demands for rapid inferences, are affecting the way statistical science and the suddenly in-vogue statistician (or "data scientist") can impact a global commercial organisation like Shell. It will illustrate the nature of applications of statistical modelling in wind power forecasting, monitoring of seismic hazards, down-hole flow characterisation by acoustic sensing, remote sensing in carbon capture and storage, telematics for improved engine performance and driver experience, trouble-shooting for manufacturing and prediction of large-scale extreme environments. The talk will consider the challenges of reliable real-world model deployment and assessment of model performance. Given this, particular opportunities for methodology development will be outlined.

3.15pm Tea and Coffee break

3.45pm Emerging Applications in Government
Meghan Elkin (Office for National Statistics)

Meghan Elkin works on the Admin Data Census project within ONS which is aiming to replicate as many census outputs as possible using admin data and surveys. She will be presenting an update on the project and will share some of their most recent research outputs.

4.30pm Structured Discussion
Peter Diggle (Lancaster University)

Peter Diggle will open a discussion amalgamating the topics outlined above with current developments.

5.15pm Closing remarks
EAS Chair: Richard Everitt

Followed by a wine reception.

The event is free to attend but registration is required.

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