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

Plamen Angelov

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 (Systems Security)

+44 (0)1524 510391
Chris Arridge

DSI - Foundations, Space and Planetary Physics

+44 (0)1524 593702 C024, C - Floor, Physics Building
Lawrence Bardwell

Dr Lawrence Bardwell

Senior Research Associate

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

Helen Barnett

Dr Helen Barnett

Senior Research Associate, Casual - Teaching

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

Alistair Baron

Dr Alistair Baron

Senior Lecturer

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

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

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK , DSI - Foundations, Health Systems

A054, A - Floor, Management School
Burak Boyaci

Dr Burak Boyaci

Senior Lecturer in Management Science

Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK , DSI - Foundations, Optimisation, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

B058a, B - Floor, Management School
Ryan Boyd

Dr Ryan Boyd

Lecturer in Behavioural Analytics

Fylde College
Matthew Broadbent

Dr Matthew Broadbent

Lecturer in Computer Networks and Networked Systems

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

D19, D - Floor, InfoLab21
Christopher Bull

Dr Christopher Bull

Senior Research Associate

Digital Health Group, DSI - Foundations

+44 (0)1524 593222 C51, C - Floor, InfoLab21
Matthew Coole

Matthew Coole

Casual - Researcher, PhD student

SCC (Data Science)

C28, C - Floor, InfoLab21
Deborah Costain

Dr Deborah Costain

Senior Lecturer in Statistics

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

Sven Crone

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

A053a, A - Floor, Management School
Yasin Desai

Yasin Desai

Research Associate

Medical and Social Statistics

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

B058, B - Floor, Management School
Idris Eckley

Professor Idris Eckley FLSW

Professor of Statistics

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

+44 (0)1524 593066
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
Mahmoud El Haj

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

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

Dr Jamie Fairbrother

Lecturer in Operational Research (Optimisation), Casual - Teaching

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

Paul Fearnhead

Professor Paul Fearnhead

Distinguished Professor of Statistics

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

B23, B - Floor, Fylde College
Robert Fildes

Professor Robert Fildes

Distinguished Professor

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

A055, A - Floor, Management School
Joe Finney

SCC (Pervasive Systems)

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 (Sociology)

+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), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Distributed Systems), Security Lancaster (Software Security)

B26, B - Floor, InfoLab21
Alex Gibberd

Dr Alex Gibberd

Lecturer in Statistics

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

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

Senior Research Associate

Steffen Grunewalder

Dr Steffen Grunewalder

Lecturer in Statistics

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

Tracy Hall

Professor Tracy Hall

Chair in Software Engineering

Cyber Security Research Centre (Software Engineering), DSI - Foundations, SCC (Software Engineering), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Software Security)

Michael Harding

Michael Harding

Research Fellow

DSI - Foundations

Steven Houben

Dr Steven Houben

Lecturer in Interactive Systems

DSI - Foundations, SCC (Interactive Systems)

D36, D - Floor, InfoLab21
Peter Jacko

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

B057, B - Floor, Management School
Richard Jiang

Dr Richard Jiang

Senior Lecturer

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

+44 (0)1524 510519
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, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+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

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

A069, A - Floor, Management School
Clement Lee

Bayesian and Computational Statistics, DSI - Foundations

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 B059, B - Floor, Management School
Mark Levine

Professor Mark Levine

Professor of Social Psychology

Cyber Security Research Centre (Psychology), Security Lancaster (Behavioural Science)

Aaron Lowther

Aaron Lowther

Research Associate

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

Matthew Ludkin

Matthew Ludkin

Senior Research Associate

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

Guglielmo Lulli

Professor Guglielmo Lulli

Professor in Network Analytics

Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK , DSI - Foundations, Optimisation

Simon Lunagomez Coria

Dr Simon Lunagomez Coria

Lecturer in Statistical Modelling for Network and Structured Data

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

Xiandong Ma

Dr Xiandong Ma

Senior Lecturer, Casual - Course Consultant

DSI - Foundations, Energy, Energy Lancaster

+44 (0)1524 593700 Engineering Building
Leandro Soriano Marcolino

Dr Leandro Soriano Marcolino

Lecturer in Data Engineering

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

B21, B - Floor, InfoLab21
Sean Malory

Sean Malory

PhD student

STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

John Mariani

Dr John Mariani

Senior Lecturer

DSI - Foundations, SCC (Data Science)

C34, C - Floor, Infolab
Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

PhD student

SCC (Data Science)

Lucy Morgan

Dr Lucy Morgan

Lecturer in Management Science (Simulation and Stochastic Modelling)

Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), DSI - Foundations, Simulation and Stochastic Modelling, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Pavel Mozgunov

DSI - Foundations, DSI - Health, Medical and Social Statistics

Members N - Z

Christopher Nemeth

Dr Christopher Nemeth

Senior Lecturer in Statistics

Centre of Excellence in Environmental Data Science, 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 (Networks), Security Lancaster (Systems Security)

B23, B - Floor, Infolab
Sarah Oscroft

Sarah Oscroft

PhD student

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

Oluwole Oyebamiji

Dr Oluwole Oyebamiji

Senior Research Associate, Casual - Teaching

DSI - Foundations

B086/B087, B - Floor, Science and Technology
Nicos Pavlidis

Dr Nicos Pavlidis

Senior Lecturer

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

Richard Philpot

Dr Richard Philpot

Research Fellow

Scott Piao

Dr Scott Piao

Lecturer in Computer Science

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

B66, B - Floor, InfoLab21
Matthew Pitkin

+44 (0)1524 510214 B054, B - Floor, Physics Building
Barry Porter

Dr Barry Porter

Senior Lecturer

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

+44 (0)1524 592882 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 (Networks), Security Lancaster (Systems 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

Professor Paul Rayson

Professor 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
Anna-Lena Sachs

Dr Anna-Lena Sachs

Lecturer in Predictive Analytics

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

A055, A - Floor, Management School
Patrick Saoud

Patrick Saoud

PhD student

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

Heather Shaw

Heather Shaw

Senior Research Associate

Peter Shaw

Peter Shaw

Research Associate

DSI - Foundations

D23, D - Floor, InfoLab21
Emma Simpson

Emma Simpson

Senior Research Associate, Casual - Teaching

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)

B21, B - Floor, InfoLab21
John Stott

Dr John Stott

Senior Lecturer in Astrophysics

DSI - Foundations, Observational Astrophysics

+44 (0)1524 592396 C031, C - Floor, Physics Building
Robert Shone

Dr Robert Shone

Lecturer in Operational Research

Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL)

Emma Stubington

Emma Stubington

Senior Research Associate, STOR-i Research Associate

STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Ivan Svetunkov

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

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 PhD, FIET

Professor of Control Engineering

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

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

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
John Vidler

Dr John Vidler

Senior Research Associate

SCC (Data Science)

D29, D - Floor, InfoLab21
Alisa Yusupova

Dr Alisa Yusupova

Lecturer in Marketing Analytics

Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting

Konstantinos Zografos

Professor Konstantinos Zografos

Distinguished Professor

Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK , 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