Maths and Stats NewsThe latest news from Lancaster University's Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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How do you judge a crook who uses a laptop instead of a gun?<a href="http://www.security-centre.lancs.ac.uk/">Security Lancaster's</a> <a href="http://www.security-centre.lancs.ac.uk/people/dan_prince.php">Dr Daniel Prince</a> and <a href="http://www.research.lancs.ac.uk/portal/en/people/claire-hargreaves%287a430d5a-c2c0-437e-aaca-b894949e3fb3%29.html"> Claire Hargreaves</a>, <a href="http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fas/maths/">Department of Mathematics and Statistics,</a> examine the criminal sentencing of cyber-criminals in their blog.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2104
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Next generation's brightest have eyes opened to breadth of mathematicsThis Spring, Lancaster University's inaugural <a href="http://www.rigb.org/education/masterclasses">Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses</a> have brought the region's best GCSE maths pupils together to explore mathematics beyond their curriculum and discover that "maths isn't as difficult as you think - it's all about seeing patterns".http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2100
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University looks to play matchmaker between businesses and top researchersLancaster University is looking to match businesses and top academic researchers during a series of three day-long events.The Collaborative Impact events aim to match industry ideas to academic research to forge partnerships that lead to novel products and services.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2087
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Statistics and OR at Lancaster maintain top 100 place in world rankings<p>Today the <a href="http://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings">2014 QS World University Rankings</a> show that Lancaster's <a href="http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2014/statistics-operational-research">Statistics and Operational Research</a> continues to be regarded among the top 100 institutions in the world for the subject, a position we have held since the rankings began in 2011.</p>http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2079
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Farming pollution study offers unexpected clue to floodingWith communities still enduring the devastating effects of severe flooding across the UK, environmental scientists and statisticians at Lancaster University have published new research which suggests changes in agricultural land use management have the potential to reduce water run-off from fields.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=2039
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Rural broadband, free wifi hotspots and improved road safety a step closerCollaborative research between Lancaster University and telecoms giant BT has resulted in a mathematical solution to a telecommunications problem which could lead to benefits such as improved access to rural broadband, free wi-fi hotspots and improved road safety information.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=1962
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ESRC internship success for Amy Elliott<a href="http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fas/maths/people/amy-elliott">Amy Elliott</a>, a second year PhD student in Social Statistics, has been successful in winning a paid Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) internship at the Home Office for six months.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=1958
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Research grant to improve understanding of conclusions of clinical trialsThe Medical Research Council has awarded funding to a 3-year project that will look at statistical analysis of how individuals can respond differently to a new treatment during a clinical trial, so that researchers can take account of this important factor when assessing the success of the trial.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=1959
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Success for Lancaster's STOR-i Centre for Doctoral TrainingThis week the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced a new investment of £350 million to fund a new generation of Centres for Doctoral Training across the UK.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=1933
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Welcome to our new maths and statistics staffLancaster's department of Mathematics and Statistics continues to grow, with the arrival of seven new staff and the promotion of two more.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=1907
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Dean's Award: Kania completes the hat-trickMany congratulations to <a href="http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fas/maths/people/tomasz-kania">Tomasz Kania</a>, who has won the Faculty of Science and Technology Dean's Award for Excellence in PhD Studies in the third-year category, thus completing an unprecedented clean sweep, having also won it in his first and second year.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=1905
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First insight into the background of organised criminals in the UKThe first ever systematic analysis of the histories of organised criminals in the UK has revealed key differences from general offenders.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=1895
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Research aims to predict when employees will phone in sickA collaborative research project launched by Lancaster University aims to predict when workers will phone in sick.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=1894
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Dr Graham Jameson appointed Honorary ResearcherThe Department is pleased to announce the appointment of <a href="http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fas/maths/people/graham-jameson">Dr Graham Jameson</a> as an Honorary Researcher, in recognition of his continuing contribution to the department.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=1892
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Babies learn how to anticipate touch while in the wombUsing 4-d scans psychologists found, for the first time, that fetuses were able to predict, rather than react to, their own hand movements towards their mouths as they entered the later stages of gestation compared to earlier in a pregnancy.http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fas/maths/news/?article_id=1890
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