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Abdulla Al-Othman

Currently teaches: MA100

Abdullah has been teaching MA100 since 2014. Prior to joining the Department, he was associate adjunct professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at the American University of Kuwait, and associate adjunct professor of Finance and Operations Research at the Maastricht Business School of Kuwait. Abdullah's current areas of research involve mathematical models for corporate disclosure. Besides teaching and mathematics, Abdullah enjoys classical music, the opera, chess, Victorian literature, running, riding and scuba diving.

 
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Aistis Atminas

Currently teaches: MA203, MA207, MA208 and MA317

Aistis has been teaching at LSE since September 2016. Prior to joining LSE, he taught several undergraduate modules at Nottingham Trent University and worked as a teaching assistant and an undergraduate supervisor at University of Warwick. Aistis graduated from his PhD in Mathematics in 2015 at University of Warwick. His research interests lie in graph theory.

 
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Sally Barton

Currently teaches: MA103, MA212

Sally studied mathematics at Nottingham University where she completed a PhD in Mathematical Logic. She was a tutor for the Open University and worked for London Transport (attending LSE transport seminars) before a move to Africa for 10 years. Since her return she has worked for a variety of HE and FE institutions supporting mathematics, engineering and foundation students with mathematics and study skills. She speaks conversational French and Swahili. She is very interested in transition issues and e-assessment.

 
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Rowland Bennett

Currently teaches: MA107

Rowland studied Maths at Trinity College Dublin, and has spent the last two years teaching and tutoring at Griffith College Dublin, University College Dublin and Dublin City University. He also enjoys composing and languages. He is delighted to be joining the teaching team at LSE!

 
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Phil Chan

Currently teaches: MA100, MA107

Phil currently is a class teacher for MA107. He has a PhD in Statistics. He has a maths and stats channel on Youtube.

 
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Cheng Chen

Currently teaches: MA107

Cheng is a PhD student in the Time Series and Statistical Learning group in the Department of Statistics. His research is supervised by Dr Xinghao Qiao and focusses on functional data analysis and machine learning. The project he is doing now is about functional time series in high dimensions. Before his PhD, Cheng finished his undergraduate study in Statistics in China, and then his Masters in Econometrics and Statistics in China and USA, respectively. Cheng is also a teacher in the Department of Statistics for ST102 and ST443.

 

 
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Jan Corsten

Currently teaches: MA212

 
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Nicholas Cron

Currently teaches: MA103

Nicholas has been teaching for the Mathematics Department since 2005, taking classes in MA103, MA203, MA209 and MA317. He is also a lecturer in the Statistics Department for courses ST108 and ST201. In addition, he lectures at Birkbeck in Modern Statistical Methods and Mathematical Methods of Operational Research. He has worked as a Consultant for the Further Educational Funding Council, London Underground, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the Department of Health. His interests include chess, classical music, current affairs, cricket, walking, psychology, philosophy, literature and fine wines.

 
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Attila Dankovics

Currently teaches: MA100

 
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Emilio Fedele

Currently teaches: MA100

Emilio is currently a PhD candidate in Mathematical Analysis at King’s College London. He gained a lot of teaching experience by tutoring numerous undergraduate courses since 2013.

 
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Sam Fendrich

Currently teaches: MA100 and MA103

Sam gained his doctorate at LSE in 1987. His main interest is the foundations and philosophy of mathematics. He has wide experience of teaching in diverse settings and has been a GTA in the Mathematics Department for the past ten years.

 
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Nora Frankl

Currently teaches: MA103

 
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Yang Guo

Currently teaches: MA212

 
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Edin Husic

Currently teaches: MA231

Edin is a first-year PhD student in the Department of Mathematics interested in cominatorial optimization, graph theory and linear programing. He has BSc and MSc degree in Mathematics from UP Famnit and Masters degree in Foundations of CS from ENS Lyon.

 
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Anastasia Kakou

Currently teaches: MA107

Anastasia first taught at LSE during her studies, and after a long and successful career in investment banking, returned in 2012 as a Guest Teacher in the Mathematics and Statistics departments. She is teaching mainly first-year undergraduate courses.

 
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Eleni Katirtzoglou

Currently teaches: MA203, MA209 and MA212

 
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David Kohan Marzagão

Currently teaches: MA100

 
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Siri Kouletsis

Currently teaches: MA100 and MA107

Siri came to LSE as a Guest Teacher in 2016. She studied mathematics at Birkbeck College where she was awarded the Undergraduate Mehdi Prize in mathematics and a Winton Capital scholarship for a 4-year funded PhD in abstract algebra. Her research interests lie in the symmetric group and the geometric foundations of group theory. Originally, Siri started as a dancer, having trained at the Norwegian National Ballet School. She has worked in management across different countries and cultures and speaks several languages fluently. She still enjoys taking dance classes and attending performances of the Royal Ballet. She is also a former athlete having been a member of the Norwegian junior national teams in rowing and rhythmic gymnastics.

 
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Boris Krippa

Currently teaches: MA107, MA209

 
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Stanislav Kucera

Currently teaches: MA100

 
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Asuka Kumon

Currently teaches: MA100

Asuka has just completed her PhD in Pure Mathematics at King’s College London, where her research area was in algebraic number theory. As well as teaching at LSE she teaches undergraduate classes at KCL, where she has won prizes for outstanding teaching. Asuka is an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

 
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Aaron Lin

Currently teaches: MA314

 
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Arthur Lloyd-Phillips

Currently teaches: MA212

 
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Alicia Mejia-Salaza

Currently teaches: MA231

Originally from Colombia, Alicia has a first degree in Electronics Engineering. She holds an MSc in OR and PhD in the area of Discrete Event simulation. She has been teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of Operational Research Techniques and Simulation since 1993. She was lecturer since 2014 in Stochastic Modelling and Simulation for OR and Decision Science postgraduate students. She has worked as a simulation and risk management consultant for different entities. She loves nature, walking and dogs.

 
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Amal Merhi

Currently teaches: MA100

Amal graduated with a PhD in Mathematics from King's College, London. She subsequently worked as a financial engineer in the city and as a medical statistician at the University of Oxford. She has been teaching classes in Maths since 2014.

 
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Laurence O'Toole

Currently teaches: MA231

 
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Emilio Pierro

Currently teaches: MA107, MA207, MA103

Emilio received his MSci from the University of Birmingham and completed his PhD in Mathematics at Birkbeck in 2015. Following this, he taught MA107, MA207 and MA212 for a year and then spent a year as a postdoc at the University of Bielefeld. When not teaching mathematics, he is usually playing music or going to gigs.

 
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Cheng Qian

Currently teaches: MA100

Cheng graduated from LSE with a Masters degree and now is a third year PhD student in the Time Series and Statistical Learning group in the Department of Statistics. His research interests are financial econometrics, high-dimension statistics and machine learning. He is now working on two projects about spatial weight matrix estimation (including least square estimator and maximum likelihood estimator) and their inference. Besides MA100, he also teaches ST102 classes and ST425 workshops, as he really enjoys teaching and the time he spend with his students. 

 

 
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Niccolo' Salvatori

Currently teaches: MA203 and MA212

 
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Denis Schelling

Currently teaches: MA100

Denis holds an MSc in Applied Mathematics from EPFL and is now in his second year of PhD in the Department of Mathematics at LSE. He is currently working on several research projects in financial mathematics involving quadratic hedging and trading in markets with transaction costs. He has also been teaching MA100 classes at LSE since his first year. Before starting his studies at LSE, he has worked at FINMA, the Swiss financial regulatory authority in Zurich and at KPMG in Geneva.

 
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Peter Sozou

Currently teaches: MA300/301

 
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Weiguan Wang

Currently teaches: MA100

 
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Tony Whelan

Currently teaches: MA103, MA210 and MA211

Tony has taught classes in Maths since 1999, currently MA103, MA210 and MA211 and previously MA107, MA203, MA208 and MA209.  He also lectured on ST107 in Statistics, and taught classes in Statistics and in Management Sciences.  He has been awarded several teaching prizes, and worked for twelve years as the maths/stats study support advisor in LSE’s Teaching & Learning Centre. His research interests are in non-commutative ring theory, and before LSE he worked in the Civil Service and in local government finance.  He lives in London (with family all within walking distance), and is also a grass-roots political activist, e.g. against racism

 
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Christine Yuen

Currently teaches: MA100

Christine is a second year PhD student in the Time Series and Statistical Learning group in the Department of Statistics. She was a general course student at LSE. She also holds an MSc in Statistics from LSE's Department of Statistics. She has been teaching at LSE since 2016 and is currently teaching MA100 (Mathematical Methods) and ST102 (Elementary Statistical Theory). Her research interests are in model selection.

 
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George Zouros

Currently teaches: MA100, MA107 and MA301

George received his PhD in Philosophy of Science in 2007 from LSE, and completed a PGCE in Mathematics at Kings College in 2009. He previously earned a BSc in Physics (QMC London 1992) and an MSc in Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces (Imperial College, 1993). George has been teaching at LSE since 1999. He has been a guest lecturer lecturing in Quantitative Methods, Operational Research, Logic and Philosophy of Science. He also taught various subjects (including Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Management, Philosophy and LSE100) at the School since 1999 both at graduate and undergraduate levels.

 

 
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