About Me

A Story of Eurovision, Mathematics and STOR-i.

A Journey from Scotland

Before my hop over the border to Lancaster I was a proud Scotsman, raised in the town of Hawick in the Scottish Borders. From 2006 I have watched and analysed the Eurovision Song Contest, an event which I look forward to more than Christmas. It was at high school I found my other passion for Mathematics and in 2013 I enrolled in a degree programme in Edinburgh. Outside my studies I was heavily involved in a few societies and was a keen pub quizzer. I also worked part time in events and security, the highlight of this work was when I was shipped out to Glasgow's Commonwealth Games at Hampden. When 4th year rolled around, the part time jobs were put aside to focus on finishing my degree. This prioritisation worked as I graduated in July 2017 with a first class Bachelors with Honours in Mathematics.

A Great Lancastrian Adventure

I wasn't a stranger to Lancaster when I enrolled here in 2017. In the summer of 2016 I took part in the STOR-i internship, completing a project in "Detecting Changes in Multivariate Time Series". On top of the project we engaged in the STOR-i culture. My pub quiz needs were satisfied by the White Cross quiz (the best in the North West) and I also started playing badminton. In the 8 weeks of the internship I went through a huge transformation from not being able to serve, to being able to play a whole match and actually score points for myself. On the back of the internship I decided to join STOR-i full time from 2017. Alongside my new studies and the occasional badminton match, this year I have began learning German and have been dabbling in archery.

I like Statistics, I am going to do a PhD.

Alan Wise c. 2016/17
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