I am a Reader in Data Science at the Department of Statistics, University of Warwick and a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, which is the UK's national institute for Data Science. I completed a PhD in Statistics in 2007 at the Department of Statistics, University of Warwick, where I subsequently held an appointment as a CRiSM Research Fellow until 2010. In September 2010, I joined the Department of Statistical Science at University College London as a Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor), and I got promoted to Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor) in 2015.
My research interests are broadly on
+ Penalized and pseudo likelihood theory and methods
+ Statistical computing and algorithms for complex regression models
+ Methods for clustering
I also engage in cross-disciplinary work, focusing on data-analytic settings in sports science (uncovering the links between human behaviour, health, fitness and overall wellbeing), finance (modelling the dynamics of financial indicators with structural dependencies), and earthquake engineering (assessment of the vulnerability of the built environment from post-hazard survey data).