New appointments in the School of Mathematics 9 April 2020 Several new appointments have been made in the School of Mathematics.
- Model based COVID infection fatality ratio estimates should be used very cautiously 15 May 2020 Bristol team emphasises the need for testing random samples of the population to establish disease prevalence and properly measure the size of the epidemic and disease severity.
- UK Covid-19 infection peak may have fallen before lockdown, new analysis shows 7 May 2020 Simple statistical models can reliably infer the peak of infections and subsequent deaths from the virus, according to a Bristol statistician.
- Population density as experienced by the average person better explains variations in the rate of spread of COVID-19 6 May 2020 A preprint by a team including Bristol statistician Professor Oliver Johnson shows the importance of ‘lived population density’ as a measure to track the spread of the disease.
- Plant root hairs key to reducing soil erosion 12 April 2020 The tiny hairs found on plant roots play a pivotal role in helping reduce soil erosion, a new study by Bristol biologists and mathematicians has found.
- New appointments in the School of Mathematics 9 April 2020 Several new appointments have been made in the School of Mathematics.
- Artist-in-residence to be appointed in the School of Mathematics 25 March 2020 Jake Langham and Matthew Lee have been awarded an EPSRC Impact Acceleration Award to extend their Creative Reactions project.
- Professor Anthony Lee and Professor Nick Whiteley appointed as Heilbronn Data Science Chairs 17 March 2020 Congratulations to Professor Anthony Lee and Professor Nick Whiteley who have been appointed to the position of Heilbronn Chairs in Data Science.
- Machine learning project predicts scientific paper categories 27 February 2020 Dan Saattrup Nielsen recently finished a machine learning project which takes a title and an abstract of a scientific paper and predicts which arXiv categories it belongs to (out of 148 possible categories).
- Dr Viveka Erlandsson awarded an EPSRC New Investigator Award 25 February 2020 Dr Erlandsson's grant is for three years, from 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2022 and the project is entitled 'Geodesic Currents and Counting Problems'.
- COMPASS students take part in electricity demand forecasting hackathon 14 February 2020 Dr Jethro Browell, Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, and Dr Matteo Fasiolo, Lecturer at the University of Bristol, ran a regional electricity demand forecasting hackathon for students in the COMPASS Centre for Doctoral Training yesterday.