Foundations

The Data Science Institute is built on tripartite foundations of operational research, computer science and statistics, each of which has a long-standing internationally recognised track record at Lancaster.

Our fundamental research in all three disciplines has always been driven by its relevance to real-world problems, and we carry out world-class research across the spectrum of research topics in these areas. Lancaster scientists are particularly well known for expertise in vehicle routing and scheduling, particularly of air traffic, and in applied optimisation work including bandit algorithms and the sequential control of stochastic systems.

We have a globally-leading research group on extreme value statistics, especially with environmental applications, and have developed significant technologies for detecting and responding to change points in data. Our expertise in computational data analysis, particularly for streaming data and forecasting, is distributed across all three disciplines. These analytical methods complement Lancaster's recognised expertise in mobile systems, pervasive and self-calibrating sensing technologies, and infrastructure to gather diverse data and process it in real-time distributed systems.

The Foundations theme will blend the skills of researchers in these areas, bringing together agile teams to address challenges arising from applications, both within the Institute and externally.

Members A - M

Dr Jason Alexander

Senior Lecturer

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510508 C18, C - Floor, Infolab

Centre for Biophotonics, SCC Data Science Group, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510391

Jack Baker

PhD student

Modelling and Inference, Statistical Learning, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Dr Lawrence Bardwell

Senior Research Associate

Statistical Learning, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Helen Barnett

Senior Research Associate, Casual - Teaching

Statistical Methods in Medicine, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Professor John Boylan

Professor, Head of Department

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, Health Systems

+44 (0)1524 594425 A054, A - Floor, Management School

Dr Matthew Broadbent

Lecturer in Computer Networks and Networked Systems, Casual - Researcher

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510514 D19, D - Floor, InfoLab21

Dr Christopher Bull

Senior Research Associate

D23, D - Floor, InfoLab21

Dr Emiliano Cancellieri

Senior Research Associate - Topological states in quantum-optical and interacting bosonic systems

+44 (0)7856 089264 C010, C - Floor, Physics Building

Jamie-Leigh Chapman

Casual - Researcher, Casual - Teaching, PhD student

Changepoints and Time Series, Modelling and Inference, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Dr Catherine Cleophas

Senior Lecturer in Management Science (Operations Research)

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, Health Systems, Simulation and Stochastic Modelling

+44 (0)1524 510881

Matthew Coole

Research Associate

C28, C - Floor, InfoLab21

Dr Deborah Costain

Senior Lecturer in Statistics

Statistical Methods in Medicine, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 594666

Dr Borja De Balle Pigem

Honorary Researcher

Statistical Learning

+44 (0)1524 594701

Dr Trivikram Dokka Venkata Satyanaraya

Lecturer in Management Science

Centre for Transportation Systems & Logistics (CENTRAL), Health Systems, Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 592653 B058, B - Floor, Management School

Dr Florian Dost

Senior Lecturer in Marketing Analytics

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting

+44 (0)1524 510568

Dr James Edwards

Senior Research Associate

Modelling and Inference, Statistical Learning

Centre for Transportation Systems & Logistics (CENTRAL), Health Systems, Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593888 A046, A - Floor, Management School

Dr Mahmoud El Haj

Senior Research Associate

UCREL - University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language

+44 (0)1524 510348 C28, C - Floor, Infolab

Dr Michael Epitropakis

Lecturer in Foundations of Data Science

Centre for Transportation Systems & Logistics (CENTRAL), Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 595116 A063, A - Floor, Management School

Dr Jamie Fairbrother

Senior Research Associate

Centre for Transportation Systems & Logistics (CENTRAL), Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resource (OR-MASTER)

+44 (0)1524 592364

Professor Paul Fearnhead

Professor of Statistics

Changepoints and Time Series, Modelling and Inference, Statistical Learning, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 594145 B23, B - Floor, Fylde College

Anna France

Casual - Teaching, PhD student

Statistical Methods in Medicine

Professor Brian Francis

Professor of Social Statistics

Centre for Law and Society, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Violence & Society), Statistical Methods in Health and Social Science, Violence and Society UNESCO Centre

+44 (0)1524 593061 B38, B - Floor, Fylde College

Dr Peter Garraghan

Lecturer in Distributed Systems

SCC Distributed Systems Group (MetaLab)

+44 (0)1524 510306 B26, B - Floor, InfoLab21

Professor Kevin Glazebrook

Distinguished Professor

Centre for Transportation Systems & Logistics (CENTRAL), Gulf One Lancaster Centre for Economic Research, Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 592697 A047, A - Floor, Management School

Dr Marc Goerigk

Lecturer in Data Analytics

Centre for Transportation Systems & Logistics (CENTRAL), Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 595125 A058, A - Floor, Management School

James Grant

PhD student

Statistical Learning, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Dr Steffen Grunewalder

Lecturer in Statistics

Statistical Learning, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593140

Michael Harding

Research Fellow

Oliver Hatfield

Casual - Teaching, PhD student

Modelling and Inference, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Dr Steven Houben

Lecturer in Interactive Systems

+44 (0)1524 594495 B19, B - Floor, InfoLab21

Health Systems, Optimisation, Simulation and Stochastic Modelling, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 594035 B057, B - Floor, Management School

Professor Roger William Lewis Jones

Head of Department, Professor

Experimental Particle Physics

+44 (0)1524 594487 B011, B - Floor, Physics Building

Dr Azadeh Khaleghi

Lecturer in Statistics

Statistical Learning

+44 (0)7497 700099

Dr Ahmed Kheiri

Lecturer in Management Science (Operations Research)

Centre for Transportation Systems & Logistics (CENTRAL), Health Systems, Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593117 A049a, A - Floor, Management School

Dr Rebecca Killick

Lecturer in Statistics

Changepoints and Time Series, Energy Lancaster, Modelling and Inference, Statistical Learning, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593780 B32, B - Floor, Fylde College

Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593296 A069, A - Floor, Management School

Professor Nikos Kourentzes

Senior Lecturer in Management Science

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, Centre for Transportation Systems & Logistics (CENTRAL), STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 592911 A048a, A - Floor, Management School

Professor David Leslie

Professor of Statistics

Analysis and Probability, Statistical Learning, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593063 B73, B - Floor, PSC

Dr Robin Long

Senior Research Associate

Experimental Particle Physics

+44 (0)1524 592278 B - Floor, Physics Building

Aaron Lowther

Casual - Teaching, PhD student

Changepoints and Time Series, Modelling and Inference, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Matthew Ludkin

Senior Research Associate

Changepoints and Time Series, Modelling and Inference, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Dr Guglielmo Lulli

Senior Lecturer in Network Analytics

Centre for Transportation Systems & Logistics (CENTRAL), Optimisation

+44 (0)1524 595127

Dr Simon Lunagomez Coria

Lecturer in Statistical Modelling for Network and Structured Data

+44 (0)1524 592831

Dr Xiandong Ma

Senior Lecturer, Casual - Course Consultant

Energy, Energy Lancaster, Structures, Materials and Manufacturing

+44 (0)1524 593700 Engineering Building

Dr Stephen Maher

EPSRC Research Fellow in Management Science

+44 (0)1524 595142

Sean Malory

PhD student

Modelling and Inference, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Mateusz Mikusz

Research Associate, PhD student

+44 (0)1524 510340 D23, D - Floor, Infolab

Dr Robin Mitra

Lecturer in Statistics

+44 (0)1524 593913

Andrew Moore

Casual - Teaching, PhD student

C28, C - Floor, InfoLab21

Lucy Morgan

Casual - Teaching, PhD student

Statistical Methods in Medicine, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Members N - Z

Dr Christopher Nemeth

Lecturer in Statistics

Modelling and Inference, Statistical Learning, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 595070 B64, B - Floor, Fylde College

Communication Systems Group, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510328 B23, B - Floor, Infolab

Dr Matthew Nunes

Lecturer in Statistics

Changepoints and Time Series, Modelling and Inference, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593959 B37, B - Floor, Fylde College

Ben Norwood

Casual - Researcher, Casual - Teaching, PhD student

Changepoints and Time Series, Modelling and Inference

+44 (0)1524 510780

Dr Petteri Nurmi

Lecturer in the Foundation of Pervasive Data Science

+44 (0)1524 510519

Sarah Oscroft

PhD student

Changepoints and Time Series, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Stephen Page

Casual - Teaching, PhD student

Statistical Learning, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Dr Nicos Pavlidis

Senior Lecturer

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593864

Dr Scott Piao

Senior Research Associate

UCREL - University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language

C22, C - Floor, InfoLab21

Ciara Pike-Burke

PhD student

Modelling and Inference, Statistical Learning, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

SCC Distributed Systems Group (MetaLab)

+44 (0)1524 510524 C16, C - Floor, Infolab

Dr Sheryl Prentice

Research Associate

+44 (0)1524 593252

Dr Zhijin Qin

International Lecturer

Communication Systems Group

+44 (0)1524 594733

Professor Nicholas Race

Professor of Networked Systems

Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510123 D33, D - Floor, InfoLab21

Dr Hossein Rahmani

Lecturer in Data Science

SCC Data Science Group

Dr Paul Rayson

Reader in Natural Language Processing

SCC Data Science Group, Security Lancaster, UCREL - University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language

+44 (0)1524 510357 B50, B - Floor, Infolab

Christian Rohrbeck

Research Associate, Casual - Teaching

Modelling and Inference, Statistical Methods in Medicine

Patrick Saoud

PhD student

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, Centre for Transportation Systems & Logistics (CENTRAL)

Oliver Schaer

PhD student

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting

Peter Shaw

Research Associate

D23, D - Floor, InfoLab21

Emma Simpson

Senior Research Associate, Casual - Teaching, PhD student

Modelling and Inference, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Dr Leandro Soriano Marcolino

Lecturer in Data Engineering

SCC Data Science Group

+44 (0)1524 510369 B21, B - Floor, InfoLab21

Ivar Struijker Boudier

Casual - Researcher

STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

A099, A - Floor, Management School

Emma Stubington

Casual - Teaching, PhD student

STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting

+44 (0)1524 510913

Dr Adam Sykulski

Lecturer in Data Science

Changepoints and Time Series, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593450 B24, B - Floor, Fylde College

Professor James Taylor

Professor of Control Engineering

Doctorate Centre in Nuclear Engineering, Energy Lancaster, Nuclear

+44 (0)1524 594076 C16, C - Floor, Engineering Building

Joanna Taylor

Senior Research Associate: Geospatial Innovation in the Digital Humanities, Casual - Teaching

+44 (0)1524 595031

Dr Simon Taylor

Senior Research Associate

Changepoints and Time Series, Modelling and Inference

Dr Andrew Titman

Lecturer in Statistics

Statistical Methods in Medicine, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 594475 B82, B - Floor, PSC

Ludwig Trotter

Casual - Researcher

Centre for Financial Econometrics, Asset Markets and Macroeconomic Policy, Centre for Productivity & Efficiency, Economics Research Group, Labour, Education and Health Economics, Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

+44 (0)1524 592668

Kathryn Turnbull

PhD student

STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

John Vidler

Senior Teaching Associate, PhD student

D29, D - Floor, InfoLab21

Daniel Waller

Casual - Teaching, PhD student

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

SCC Distributed Systems Group (MetaLab)

44 1524 510147 C43, C - Floor, InfoLab21

Enya Weber

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in Medical Statistics

Statistical Methods in Medicine

Matthew Weldon

Research Associate

+44 (0)1524 594839 B011, B - Floor, Management School

Faye Williamson

PhD student

Optimisation, Statistical Methods in Medicine, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Rebecca Wilson

PhD student

Changepoints and Time Series, Modelling and Inference, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 510371

Andrew Wright

PhD student

Modelling and Inference, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Chrissy Wright

PhD student

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, Centre for Transportation Systems & Logistics (CENTRAL), Modelling and Inference, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Elena Zanini

PhD student

Modelling and Inference, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Dr Chao Zheng

Senior Research Associate

Changepoints and Time Series

Professor Konstantinos Zografos

Distinguished Professor

Aviation and Air Transport, Centre for Transportation Systems & Logistics (CENTRAL), Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resource (OR-MASTER), Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 592384