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SEDS is an interdisciplinary research unit led by academics from the departments of Mathematics, Methodology and Statistics at LSE, with a rotating directorship.
Academic faculty from across the LSE are also closely linked with SEDS.

SEDS is an interdisciplinary research unit established to foster the study of data science at LSE

Faculty Co-Directors

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Kenneth Benoit

Professor of Computational Social Science, Department of Methodology, LSE

Research interests: Automated quantitative methods; political texts and social media; analysis of big data; methods of text mining; comparative party competition; European Parliament; electoral systems

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László Végh

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, LSE

Research interests: Discrete and continuous optimisation; algorithm design; game theory; theoretical foundations of machine learning

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Milan Vojnovic

Director, LSE SEDS

Professor of Data Science, Department of Statistics, LSE

Research interests: Machine learning and data mining; distributed computing; economics and computation; information networks

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Core Staff

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Samuel Scott

SEDS Programme Coordinator

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SEDS Affiliates

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Martin Anthony

Professor, Department of Mathematics, LSE

Research interests: Mathematical modelling of machine learning; Boolean and pseudo-Boolean functions

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Pauline Barrieu

Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics, LSE

Research interests: Model uncertainty; Decision making; Insurance-linked securities; Contract design

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Matteo Barigozzi

Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, LSE

Research interests: Methods for high-dimensional factor analysis; network analysis; financial econometrics; statistical learning for spatio-temporal dependent data

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Tugkan Batu

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, LSE

Research interests: Theory of Computation; Algorithms; Randomised Computation; Sublinear Algorithms; Property Testing; Testing Distributions

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Kenneth Benoit 

Professor of Computational Social Science, Department of Methodology, LSE

Research interests: Automated quantitative methods; Political texts and social media; Analysis of big data; Methods of text mining; Comparative party competition; European Parliament; Electoral systems

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Umut Çetin

Professor, Department of Statistics, LSE

Research interests: Theory of Markov processes; Monte-Carlo simulation; Stochastic analysis; Market microstructure; Mathematical finance

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Yining Chen

Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, LSE

Research interests: Change-point detection; nonparametric estimation; computational statistics; applications in medicine

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Yunxiao Chen 

Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, LSE

Research interests: Statistical analysis and computational algorithms for large-scale item response data; Statistical modeling and computational algorithms for dynamic behavioural data; Sequential design of dynamic systems, with applications to educational assessment and learning

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Paul Duetting

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, LSE

Research interests: Algorithms; Game Theory; Mechanism Design

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Piotr Fryzlewicz

Professor, Department of Statistics, LSE

Research interests: Multiscale modelling and estimation; time series (especially nonstationary time series); change-point detection; high-dimensional statistical inference and dimension reduction; statistical learning, networks; statistics in economics and finance; statistics in the social sciences; statistics in neuroscience

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Kostas Kalogeropoulos

Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, LSE

Research interests: Bayesian Inference for Stochastic processes; Hamiltonian Markov Chain Monte Carlo; Sequential Monte Carlo; Factor Analysis

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Clifford Lam

Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, LSE

Research interests: Regularization methods for high dimensional data; semiparametric and nonparametric modelling; financial econometrics; spatial econometrics

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Irini Moustaki

Professor, Department of Statistics, LSE

Research interests: Latent variable and structural equation models for large and complex data sets; composite likelihood estimation methods; models for categorical data; handling missing values and drop out in longitudinal studies; multivariate analysis; Psychometrics

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Johannes Ruf

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, LSE

Research interests: Stochastic analysis; Mathematical finance; statistics in finance; statistical learning; time series analysis; financial econometrics; Blockchain; machine learning; social network analysis

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Chris Skinner

Professor, Department of Statistics, LSE

Research interests: Administrative data; confidentiality; data quality; government statistics; measurement error; missing data; privacy; sampling

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Milena Tsvetkova

Assistant Professor, Department of Methodology, LSE

Research interests: Computational social science; online experiments; network analysis; agent based modeling; cooperation; collective behaviour; sociology; social psychology

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Luitgard Veraart

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, LSE

Research interests: Mathematical finance; statistics in finance; risk management in financial markets; financial networks; systemic risk; energy markets; optimal investment; stochastic volatility

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Qiwei Yao

Professor, Department of Statistics, LSE

Research interests: Time series analysis; dimension reduction; factor modelling; financial econometrics; statistical learning for dependent data

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