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Henry P Wynn

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Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics
London School of Economics and Political Science
London WC2A 2AE

Tower 1, Room 11.01

Henry Wynn is Emeritus Professor of Statistics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Chair of the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS). He leads his own research group, the Decision Support and Risk Group (DSRG). He was head of the Department of Statistics from 2003 to 2006, and from 2000 to 2005 was also part-time Scientific Co-Director of EURANDOM, the international stochastics institute attached to Eindhoven Technical University (TUE), in the Netherlands.

He has a BA honours in mathematics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Mathematical Statistics from Imperial College London. Following a period as Lecturer and then Reader at Imperial College he became Professor of Mathematical Statistics in 1985 at City University, London, and was Dean of Mathematics there from 1987 to 1995. At City University he co-founded the Engineering Design Centre of which he was co-Director and facilitated the introduction of new degrees, notably the MSc in Quality Improvement and System Reliability and the MSc in Research Methods and Statistics.

In 1995 he moved to the University of Warwick as Founding Director of the Risk Initiative and Statistical Consultancy Unit (RISCU), which he helped build to a leading centre of its kind, well-supported by a range of research grants. He was a founding president of the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS), which now has over a thousand members and a successful annual conference.

He holds the Guy Medal in Silver from the Royal Statistical Society, the Box Medal from the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS), is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and has been awarded an Emeritus Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust. He was awarded the Exzellenzstipendium des Landes Oberösterreich by the governor of Upper-Austria.

He was recently appointed chair of the Scientific Board of the new Norwegian statistical research centre, Statistics for Innovation (sfi)2|.

Decision Support and Risk Group 

The Decision Support and Risk Group, directed by Henry Wynn, was founded in 2003. The group is dedicated to multi-disciplinary research in business, engineering, finance and statistics directed towards optimal decision making in high risk, high reward situations. It provides an access point for private and public sector decision makers to rapidly access best practices via a wide range of informational partnerships. 

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