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

Jason Alexander

Dr Jason Alexander

Senior Lecturer, External Examiner

DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Interactive Systems), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

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

Centre for Biophotonics, Centre for Technological Futures , Cyber Security Research Centre (Data), DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Data Science), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510391
Lawrence Bardwell

Dr Lawrence Bardwell

Senior Research Associate

Statistical Learning, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Helen Barnett

Dr Helen Barnett

Senior Research Associate, Casual - Teaching

STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Alistair Baron

Cyber Security Research Centre (Data), DSI - Foundations, SCC (Data Science), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security), UCREL - University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language

+44 (0)1524 510037 B53, B - Floor, InfoLab21
John Boylan

Professor John Boylan

Professor, Head of Department

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, DSI - Foundations, Health Systems

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

Dr Matthew Broadbent

Lecturer in Computer Networks and Networked Systems, Casual - Researcher

Cyber Security Research Centre (Networking), DSI - Foundations, SCC (Networking), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

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

Dr Christopher Bull

Senior Research Associate

Digital Health Group

+44 (0)1524 593222 C51, C - Floor, InfoLab21
Catherine Cleophas

Dr Catherine Cleophas

Visiting Researcher

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

+44 (0)1524 510881
Matthew Coole

Matthew Coole

PhD student

SCC (Data Science)

Deborah Costain

Dr Deborah Costain

Senior Lecturer in Statistics

Bayesian and Computational Statistics, DSI - Foundations, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 594666
Yasin Desai

Yasin Desai

Research Associate

Trivikram Dokka Venkata Satyanarayana

Dr Trivikram Dokka Venkata Satyanarayana

Lecturer in Management Science

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

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

Dr Florian Dost

Visiting Researcher

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, DSI - Foundations

+44 (0)1524 510568
Matthias Ehrgott

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

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

Dr Jamie Fairbrother

Senior Research Associate

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

+44 (0)1524 592364
Paul Fearnhead

Professor Paul Fearnhead

Distinguished Professor of Statistics

Bayesian and Computational Statistics, DSI - Foundations, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

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

Professor Robert Fildes

Distinguished Professor

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

+44 (0)1524 593879 A055, A - Floor, Management School
Konstantinos Fokianos

Centre for Financial Econometrics, Asset Markets and Macroeconomic Policy, Changepoints and Time Series, DSI - Foundations, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 594338 B76, B - Floor, PSC
Anna France

Anna France

PhD student

Bayesian and Computational Statistics

Brian Francis

Professor Brian Francis

Professor of Social Statistics

Medical and Social Statistics, Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Violence & Society), Violence and Society UNESCO Centre

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

Dr Peter Garraghan

Lecturer in Distributed Systems

DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, MSF Supervisors 2019/20, SCC (Distributed Systems)

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

Dr Alex Gibberd

Lecturer in Statistics

Changepoints and Time Series, DSI - Foundations

+44 (0)1524 595068 B37, B - Floor, Fylde College
Kevin Glazebrook

Professor Kevin Glazebrook

Distinguished Professor

Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), DSI - Foundations, Gulf One Lancaster Centre for Economic Research, Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

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

James Grant

STOR-i Research Associate, PhD student

Statistical Learning, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Steffen Grunewalder

Dr Steffen Grunewalder

Lecturer in Statistics

DSI - Foundations, Statistical Learning, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593140
Michael Harding

Michael Harding

Research Fellow

DSI - Foundations

Oliver Hatfield

Oliver Hatfield

PhD student

STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Steven Houben

Dr Steven Houben

Lecturer in Interactive Systems

DSI - Foundations, SCC (Interactive Systems)

+44 (0)1524 594495 D36, D - Floor, InfoLab21
Peter Jacko

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

+44 (0)1524 594035 B057, B - Floor, Management School
Roger William Lewis Jones

Professor Roger William Lewis Jones

Head of Department, Professor

DSI - Foundations, Experimental Particle Physics

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

Dr Azadeh Khaleghi

Lecturer in Statistics

DSI - Foundations, Statistical Learning

+44 (0)7497 700099
Ahmed Kheiri

Dr Ahmed Kheiri

Lecturer in Management Science (Operations Research)

Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), DSI - Foundations, DSI - Health, Health Systems, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593117 B061, B - Floor, Management School
Rebecca Killick

Dr Rebecca Killick

Senior Lecturer in Statistics

Changepoints and Time Series, DSI - Foundations, Energy Lancaster, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

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

DSI - Foundations, Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

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

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), DSI - Foundations, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

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

DSI - Foundations

+44 (0)1524 595190
David Leslie

Professor David Leslie

Professor of Statistics

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

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

Professor Adam Letchford

Professor of Analytics and Optimisation

Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), DSI - Foundations, Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 594719 A071a, A - Floor, Management School
Aaron Lowther

Aaron Lowther

Research Associate, PhD student

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

Matthew Ludkin

Matthew Ludkin

Senior Research Associate

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

Guglielmo Lulli

Professor Guglielmo Lulli

Professor in Network Analytics

Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), DSI - Foundations, Optimisation

+44 (0)1524 595127
Simon Lunagomez Coria

Dr Simon Lunagomez Coria

Lecturer in Statistical Modelling for Network and Structured Data

Bayesian and Computational Statistics, DSI - Foundations

+44 (0)1524 592831
Xiandong Ma

Dr Xiandong Ma

Senior Lecturer, Casual - Course Consultant

DSI - Foundations, Energy, Energy Lancaster

+44 (0)1524 593700 Engineering Building
Sean Malory

Sean Malory

PhD student

STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

John Mariani

Dr John Mariani

Senior Lecturer

DSI - Foundations, SCC (Data Science)

+44 (0)1524 510309 C34, C - Floor, Infolab
Mateusz Mikusz

Dr Mateusz Mikusz

Research Associate

DSI - Foundations

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

Dr Robin Mitra

Lecturer in Statistics

DSI - Foundations, Medical and Social Statistics

+44 (0)1524 593913
Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

PhD student

SCC (Data Science)

Lucy Morgan

Lucy Morgan

Development Lecturer in Management Science (Simulation and Stochastic Modelling)

DSI - Foundations, Simulation and Stochastic Modelling, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 592097
Pavel Mozgunov

DSI - Health, Medical and Social Statistics

+44 (0)1524 592339

Members N - Z

Christopher Nemeth

Dr Christopher Nemeth

Lecturer in Statistics

DSI - Foundations, Statistical Learning, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

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

Cyber Security Research Centre (Communications), DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Communication Systems), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

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

Ben Norwood

PhD student

Changepoints and Time Series

+44 (0)1524 510780
Sarah Oscroft

Sarah Oscroft

PhD student

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

Oluwole Oyebamiji

Dr Oluwole Oyebamiji

Senior Research Associate

DSI - Foundations

B086/B087, B - Floor, Science and Technology
Stephen Page

Stephen Page

Casual - Researcher, Casual - Teaching

Statistical Learning, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Nicos Pavlidis

Dr Nicos Pavlidis

Senior Lecturer

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

+44 (0)1524 593864
Scott Piao

Dr Scott Piao

International Lecturer in Computer Science

DSI - Foundations, SCC (Data Science), UCREL - University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language

B66, B - Floor, InfoLab21
Barry Porter

DSI - Foundations, DSI - Health, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Distributed Systems)

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

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting

Sheryl Prentice

Dr Sheryl Prentice

Senior Research Associate

+44 (0)1524 593252
Nicholas Race

Professor Nicholas Race

Professor of Networked Systems

Cyber Security Research Centre (Networking), DSI - Foundations, SCC (Networking), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

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

Dr Hossein Rahmani

Lecturer in Data Science

DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Data Science)

D17, D - Floor, InfoLab21
Paul Rayson

Dr Paul Rayson

Reader in Natural Language Processing

Cyber Security Research Centre (Data), DSI - Foundations, DSI - Health, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Data Science), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Academic Centre of Excellence), UCREL - University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language

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

Christian Rohrbeck

Research Associate

Extreme Value Statistics, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Patrick Saoud

Patrick Saoud

PhD student

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL)

Oliver Schaer

Oliver Schaer

PhD student

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting

Peter Shaw

Peter Shaw

Research Associate

DSI - Foundations

D23, D - Floor, InfoLab21
Emma Simpson

Emma Simpson

Senior Research Associate, PhD student

Extreme Value Statistics, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Leandro Soriano Marcolino

Dr Leandro Soriano Marcolino

Lecturer in Data Engineering

DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, SCC (Data Science)

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

Dr John Stott

Lecturer in Astrophysics

DSI - Foundations, Observational Astrophysics

+44 (0)1524 592396 C031, C - Floor, Physics Building
Emma Stubington

Emma Stubington

PhD student

STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Ivan Svetunkov

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, DSI - Foundations

+44 (0)1524 510913
Adam Sykulski

Dr Adam Sykulski

Lecturer in Data Science

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

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

Professor James Taylor

Professor of Control Engineering

Doctorate Centre in Nuclear Engineering, DSI - Foundations, Energy Lancaster, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Nuclear

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

Dr Andrew Titman

Senior Lecturer in Statistics

DSI - Foundations, Medical and Social Statistics, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

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

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

+44 (0)1524 592668
Kathryn Turnbull

Kathryn Turnbull

PhD student

STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

John Vidler

John Vidler

Senior Teaching Associate, PhD student

SCC (Data Science)

D29, D - Floor, InfoLab21
Daniel Waller

Daniel Waller

PhD student

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

Enya Weber

Enya Weber

PhD student

Medical and Social Statistics

Matthew Weldon

Matthew Weldon

Research Associate

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

Faye Williamson

PhD student

Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Jonathan Woodruff

+44 (0)1524 510371
Chrissy Wright

Chrissy Wright

PhD student

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

Elena Zanini

Elena Zanini

PhD student

STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Chao Zheng

Dr Chao Zheng

Senior Research Associate

Changepoints and Time Series, DSI - Foundations

Konstantinos Zografos

Professor Konstantinos Zografos

Distinguished Professor

Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), DSI - Foundations, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resource (OR-MASTER), Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 592384