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Take a look at what we are getting up to this year 

Events in 2021

Statistics is a way of seeing things. It is not really a subject, but a way of looking at the world

Professor Pauline Barrieu

Monday 15 February 2021, 12 - 1pm
AstraZeneca Guest Lecture

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We have an industry guest lecture coming up this term! This lecture will be given by Lars Lynne Hansen who is an AI Technical Expert and Khyla Kadeena-Miller who is a Data Scientist and they both work at AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca is one of our Capstone Project partners and Professor Milan Vojnović will be chairing this fantastic lecture!

Title: Data Science and AI in the pharmaceutical industry. 

Abstract: Data Science and AI are increasingly becoming an integrated part of the pharmaceutical industry. Applications cover widely - from discovery of new molecules and creating tools for better diagnosis of patients, all the way to running efficient commercial and manufacturing operations. We will give examples of how AI is used in the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the typical career opportunities within data science and AI in AstraZeneca. 

Register here

Saturday 27 February at 10am - Sunday 28 February 6pm
Data Science Weekend - Navigating a Data-Centric World

 

LSESU Data Science Weekend

Are you an enthusiastic junior who would like to explore the field of Data Science? Or are you a more intermediate learner looking to upskill and try your first datathon? Or maybe you'd just like to learn something new and meet like-minded people?

LSESU Data Science Society is proud to announce its first flagship event: “Data Science Weekend - Navigating a Data-Centric World”.

Supported by the new LSE Data Science Institute, this 2-day event will include panel discussions by data scientists from the finance and consulting industries, beginner-friendly workshops and a 24-hour data science challenge open to all skill-levels.

Join us for a weekend of learning and professional growth you won't forget!

EXPLORE . PRACTICE. NETWORK.

Register via Eventbrite

Monday 8 March 2021, 12-1pm
Facebook Guest Lecture

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We're delighted to announce that for our second industry guest lecture this term, we'll be joined by employees from Facebook. This lecture will be presented by Dima Karamshuk (Research Scientist) and Tiago Schmidt (University Recruiter). Facebook is one of our Capstone Project partners and Professor Milan Vojnović will be chairing.

Title: Popularity Prediction for Social Media 

Abstract: Predicting the popularity of social media content in real time requires approaches that efficiently operate at global scale. Popularity prediction is important for many applications, including detection of harmful viral content to enable timely content moderation. The prediction task is difficult because views result from interactions between content features, resharing, feed ranking, and network structure. In this talk we will discuss the problem of accurately predicting popularity both at any given prediction time since a content item's creation and for arbitrary time horizons into the future.

Register here

Starting Tuesday 16 March, 12-3pm
Online Course - Machine Learning with Graphs

Course description: Graphs provide versatile abstraction for modelling, visualising and analysing rich and heterogeneous datasets. They offer a fundamental toolbox for modeling social, technological, biological systems and more. 

In this course, we will focus on the challenges and opportunities specific to the analysis of large graphs. The goals is to introduce students to the computational, algorithmic, and modeling foundations of the burgeoning area of machine learning ton graphs. We will study algorithms, programming frameworks and tools, and applications.

We will cover areas such as node and edge embeddings, representation learning and Graph Neural Networks; algorithms for the web, Knowledge Graphs, social network analysis, biological networks, and more.

Course lecturer: Moez Draief, Visiting Professor in Practice

Moez Draif

Course content:

  • Lecture 1 (16/03/21) - Challenges and Opportunities 
  • Lecture 2 (23/03/21) - Shallow Graph Machine Learning
  • Lecture 3 (30/03/21) - Deep Graph Machine Learning
  • Seminar 1 (06/05/21) - Graph Machine Learning in Practice
  • Seminar 2 (07/05/21) - Graph Machine Learning in Theory

Register for the three lectures here
Register for the two seminars here

Find out more

Thursday 18 March 2021, 6-7pm
Career Panel: Women in Statistics and Data Science

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Hear from Statistics’ alumnae about their successes in the workplace, how they got to where they are today and any advice they might have for you in your job search.

This is an essential event for students interested in a career in statistics and data science. Panellists will discuss their own education, recruitment processes, their experiences, and more. 

There will be the opportunity to ask the panellists questions throughout the discussion, so bring your questions along with you!

The panel will be chaired by Sara Geneletti, Associate Professor in Statistics at LSE.

Panellists include:
Alyssa Staats, Economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (MSc Statistics, 2020)
Dr Christine Yuen, Assistant Professorial Lecturer at the LSE Department of Statistics (PhD Statistics, 2021)
Malika Malik, Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft (MSc Data Science, 2018)
Phoenix Feng, Divisional Strats at Deutsche Bank (PhD Statistics, 2018)
Sonal Shah, Education Actuary at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (BSc Actuarial Science)

This event is open to all and will be particularly useful if you:
     •  are interested in the work and responsibilities of jobs in different sectors,
     •  would like to hear about the experiences of women with statistics degrees,
     •  would like to get advice for your job search.

Register here

Wednesday 24 March 2021, 3-4pm
Tracking Covid-19 with the Financial Times

Speaker: John Burn-Murdoch is the Financial Times’ senior data visualisation journalist, and creator of the FT’s coronavirus trajectory tracker charts. He has been leading the FT’s data-driven coverage of the pandemic, exploring its impacts on health, the economy and wider society. When pandemics are not happening, he also uses data and graphics to tell stories on topics including politics, economics, climate change and sport, and is a visiting lecturer at the London School of Economics. 

Title: Tracking Covid-19 with the Financial Times.

Abstract: One of the most impactful ways that data science can change public policy and community is the building of tools that help people discover for themselves how the world works. In the midst of the confusion and muddled public messages by governments and international organisations at the onset of the covid-19 pandemic, the Financial Times created such a tool with their daily visualisations tracking the spread of the coronavirus around the world and providing one of the most reliable global view of the unfolding tragedy.

Joining us in session 2 of the CIVICA Data Science Seminar Series will be John Burn-Murdoch, the key architect behind the massively popular data visualisation tool by the Financial Times. John will share his and the FT team’s experience in data collection and presentation to the general public, the importance of good and evolving data visualisation in informing public discourse, and how he managed to capture the attention of millions and raised the global awareness on the seriousness of the ongoing pandemic.

This seminar is run jointly between the LSE Data Science Institute and the CIVICA network.

Find out more

Friday 2 July 2021
EuroCIM conference -  Day 3

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The EuroCIM 2021 conference will be held virtually this year and our Department of Statistics will host the third day of the conference! The invited speaker is Ingeborg Waernbaum from Uppsala University. 

The day is organised by our very own Dr Sara Geneletti and we have a dedicated webpage all about the event including what speakers will be attending and the timings of the day etc. If you have any questions about this virtual event then please get in touch at statistics.events@lse.ac.uk.  

Register for your place today! Places are free and all talks will be held during the daytime hours in Central Europe and will be broadcast live. Please note that no recordings will be made.

Wednesday 7 - Friday 9 July 2021
Conference in memory of Fred Smith and Chris Skinner 

A conference is taking place at the University of Southampton on 7-9 July 2021 in honour of Chris Skinner and Fred Smith who both worked in the Department of Statistics and who both sadly passed away in 2019.  

The conference will be based around the themes that interested Fred and Chris during their research careers. This is a free event and you can register here

Thursday 14 October 2021
PhD Open Day

MicrosoftTeams-image (3)This open day is designed for aspiring PhD Statistics students who are keen to formulate authentic, cutting-edge research in Data Science, Probability in Finance and Insurance, Social Statistics, and Time Series and Statistical Learning. Academics from the Department will offer useful insights through research talks and seminars followed by one-to-one sessions and social activities.

Please register for this free event which states timings and an overview of the day. 

Thursday 26 October 2021
Department of Statistics Careers Panel

Open to all current students of the Department, join us as Dr James Abdey chairs our annual Department of Statistics alumni panel to discuss their career journey and advice to our students. Various sectors are represented during this popular event so you can learn about the variety of careers available to you.

To sign up, please log onto Career Hub

Monday 8 November 2021
Data Feminism: what does feminist data science look like?

What is feminist data science? How are scholars in the humanities and social sciences bringing together data science and feminist theory in their research?

Drawing from their recent book, Data Feminism, Catherine D'Ignazio and Lauren Klein present a set of principles for data science that are informed by decades of intersectional feminist activism and critical thought. To illustrate these principles, they will discuss a range of recent research projects including some of their own. Together, these examples demonstrate how feminist thinking can be operationalised into more ethical, more intentional, and more capacious data practices, in the digital humanities, computational social science, human-computer interaction and beyond.

This free event is part of the LSE Public Lecture Programme. Registration is required.

 

Events archive from 2020

Student events handbook 2019/20

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Find out all about the events that we held in 2019/20 for our Undergraduate and MSc students!

30 November 2020 - IBM guest lecture: Using AI for Business Problems

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Please join us for an IBM guest lecture on 30 November from 12pm - 1.30pm via Zoom!

Title: Using AI for Business Problems

Speaker: Loek Vredenberg who is the Chief Technology Officer of IBM Norge.

Abstract: This lecture positions Artificial Intelligence in context of how IBM use AI to solve business problems. It focuses on the different types of technologies IBM make available to clients and shows a small number of actual client cases. The event will benefit anyone interested in the use of AI, a career in technology, or careers at IBM. There will also be a Q&A session, so please bring any questions you may have.

Biography: Loek Vredenberg is the Chief Technology Officer of IBM Norge, with experience of technical leadership roles within IBM internationally and for deliveries of complex IT solutions. In recent years he has focused on artificial intelligence and IBMs cognitive technologies. He is currently working on cloud-based industry platforms for digital transformation. He has contributed to public debate around AI and given lectures and key notes on AI in many different settings.

To attend please register online with your name and LSE email address.

17 September 2020 - 'How to Make the World Add Up' online public event with Tim Harford!

We are very excited to announce our first PLP this year! This online public event will take place on 17 September from 6pm with author and Economist Tim Harford on the day his new book, How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers, is published! Chaired by our very own Professor Irini Moustaki, this looks to be a fantastic event and one not to be missed. You can register for the event from 10am on 3 September so set a reminder in your calendars!  

You can pre-order Tim's book How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently About Numbers. 

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22 and 23 July 2020 - End of term celebrations for all of our final year students!

We invite our final year BSc and MSc students to join us for  celebratory Zoom events to mark the end of teaching and assessments in the Department of Statistics! We are so proud of all of our students and their achievements and we are even more impressed given the circumstances and we know that they should be very proud of their accomplishments!

30 April 2020 - Risk and Stochastics Conference

Please note that this event has been postponed.

Our annual Risk and Stochastics event is taking place on 30th April at LSE and we havd seven fantastic speakers lined up! Please take a look at our conference webpage for more information. 

 

Events archive from 2019

5 November and 20 November 2019, 5-6pm - Keep Calm and Study in the Stats Department (First Year Undergraduates)

Starting University can be a huge transition! Our ‘Keep calm and study in the Stats Department’ sessions provide helpful advice to support youat the beginning of your Statistics journey. Held throughout Michaelmas and Lent term, these sessions aim to make you feel at ease with your studies and the year ahead. First sessions will include presentations from our 2nd year students, information about the Department and advice for living in London. Later sessions will be led by your questions.We are here to provide general support and guidance in your first year,so do come along!

A catered social event will be held for attendees from 6pm-6:30pm. 

 **There has been a change to the venue change for 5th November - This will now be held in LIFE.WS.2

15 October 2019, 6pm - 8:30pm - 'Careers with a Statistics degree' panel

Hear from Statistics graduates about their job roles, how they got to where they are today and any advice they might have for you in your job search.

Running for its eighth year, the Careers with a Statistics degree panel is an essential event for Statistics students wanting to use their degree in the work place. Panellists will discuss their own education, the recruitment processes they went through and will examine where they use statistics in their everyday work. Students attending this forum will get the chance to ask the panellists questions throughout the panel discussion. The final hour of the allotted time will be designated for networking with the panellists over drinks. Bring your questions along with you!

Book your place here: http://bit.ly/statspanel

 This event will be particularly useful if you:

  • are thinking about your options after your Statistics degree
  • would like to hear about the sort of work and responsibilities jobs in the different sectors can entail
  • would like to get advice for your job search

Attending this event will enable you to:

  • describe the key functions and the day to day work of the panellists
  • state strategies to get started in similar lines of work, based on the alumni insights

12 October 2019, 10:30am - 2:30pm - Bletchley Park (Undergradute Students)

Bletchley Park1

The Bletchley Park visit offers you a great opportunity to tour the famous Bletchley Park, engage in code-breaking activities and see theEnigma machine. The visit will include an interactive workshop sessionand a guided tour. During the workshop you will use practical problem solving and team-working skills, to understand the scale of the task faced by WW2 codebreakers at Bletchley Park. The guided tour allows you to delve deeper into the story of Bletchley Park and the process of sending, intercepting and decrypting coded messages. You will also have the opportunity to explore the mansion and the surrounding museums.

Cost £10 (entrance and transport) 

To view the event flyer, please click here.

2 October 2019, 5pm-8pm - Welcome back event! (For second and third year students)

Welcome back to the Department! To start the term off we will be holding a Welcome back event for second and third year Statistics students to celebrate returning to LSE and to reunite with fellow students.

Please find more information on our flyer here

WelcomebackeventUG

4 October 2019, 6pm - 9pm - Welcome River Cruise (New students)

Join us to explore London by boat! Meet with fellow new students, socialise and relax upon the River Cruise, whist enjoying the sights of London by bight. The River Cruise includes a food buffet and a soft drinks tab. 

 To view the event flyer, please click here.

River Cruise 2019 1

24 September 2019, 5pm - 8pm - New Students Undergraduate Social Event

Welcome to the Department of Statistics! Please join us for the Undergraduate Social Event to meet fellow new students and familarise yourself with the Department. We look forward to welcoming you.

To view the event flyer, please click here.

To view all activities for new Statistics students please click here. 

New Undergraduate Social Event1

20 and 21 May 2019 - SEDS Annual Summit 2019

SEDS are delighted to announce the upcoming SEDS Annual Summit on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 May 2019, in LSE's Wolfson Theatre. 

The summit will bring together academics, students, and industrial participants with interests in applied and methodological aspects of data science. This event will provide an opportunity for people across the LSE to connect, discuss and showcase various ongoing activities – as well as to facilitate future collaborations in the data science area.

The programme will feature invited talks by academic and industry speakers. The event will also feature poster sessions showcasing the work of current LSE students and for departments to present research and teaching activities.

For more information and to register visit the events page. 

1 April 2019 - Risk and Stochastics Conference

The Department of Statistics are delighted to host the 13th Risk & Stochastics Conference. The Conference is an annual event, with the purpose of disseminating current research in quantitative modelling in finance, insurance, and risk management. 

This year’s Conference will focus on market microstructure research with speakers from mathematical finance and economics communities. Our goal is to enhance collaboration and exchange of knowledge between applied and theoretical researchers, as wells as practitioners in mathematical finance, insurance and statistics.

Confirmed speakers

  • Hansjoerg Albrecher, University of Lausanne
  • Katia Colaneri, University of Leeds
  • Thierry Foucault, HEC Paris
  • Johannes Muhle-Karbe, Imperial College London
  • Frank Riedel, University of Bielefeld
  • Tauhid Zaman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Giorgia Callegaro, University Of Padova

For more information and to register, visit the booking page

The programme is available to view.  

3 April 2019 - Undergraduate Open Day and Offer Holders' Day

Meet LSE students and academics, explore the campus, experience being #partofLSE. You will also get the opportunity to 

  • attend subject talks to find out more about our degree programmes
  • see some of our student accommodation
  • speak to staff from departments such as Financial Support and Undergraduate Admissions on a one-to-one basis at our information stands

Book your place now

27 March 2019 - Learning from Data: the art of statistics by Prof David Speigelhalter

David Spiegelhalter - credit Clive Sherlock

The Department of Statistics are delighted to host Professor David Speigelhalter on 27 March at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre! The lecture will be chaired by Professor Fiona Steele.

David Spiegelhalter is a British statistician and Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Spiegelhalter is one of the most cited and influential researchers in his field, and was elected as President of the Royal Statistical Society for 2017-18. His latest book is The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data.

The lecture recording is available to view

#LSEStatistics

Photo credt: Clive Sherlock

 

7 February 2019 - Alumni Networking Evening

 

5 November and 20 November 2019, 5-6pm - Keep Calm and Study in the Stats Department (First Year Undergraduates)

Starting University can be a huge transition! Our ‘Keep calm and study in the Stats Department’ sessions provide helpful advice to support youat the beginning of your Statistics journey. Held throughout Michaelmas and Lent term, these sessions aim to make you feel at ease with your studies and the year ahead. First sessions will include presentations from our 2nd year students, information about the Department and advice for living in London. Later sessions will be led by your questions.We are here to provide general support and guidance in your first year,so do come along!

A catered social event will be held for attendees from 6pm-6:30pm. 

 **There has been a change to the venue change for 5th November - This will now be held in LIFE.WS.2

15 October 2019, 6pm - 8:30pm - 'Careers with a Statistics degree' panel

Hear from Statistics graduates about their job roles, how they got to where they are today and any advice they might have for you in your job search.

Running for its eighth year, the Careers with a Statistics degree panel is an essential event for Statistics students wanting to use their degree in the work place. Panellists will discuss their own education, the recruitment processes they went through and will examine where they use statistics in their everyday work. Students attending this forum will get the chance to ask the panellists questions throughout the panel discussion. The final hour of the allotted time will be designated for networking with the panellists over drinks. Bring your questions along with you!

Book your place here: http://bit.ly/statspanel

 This event will be particularly useful if you:

  • are thinking about your options after your Statistics degree
  • would like to hear about the sort of work and responsibilities jobs in the different sectors can entail
  • would like to get advice for your job search

Attending this event will enable you to:

  • describe the key functions and the day to day work of the panellists
  • state strategies to get started in similar lines of work, based on the alumni insights

12 October 2019, 10:30am - 2:30pm - Bletchley Park (Undergradute Students)

Bletchley Park1

The Bletchley Park visit offers you a great opportunity to tour the famous Bletchley Park, engage in code-breaking activities and see theEnigma machine. The visit will include an interactive workshop sessionand a guided tour. During the workshop you will use practical problem solving and team-working skills, to understand the scale of the task faced by WW2 codebreakers at Bletchley Park. The guided tour allows you to delve deeper into the story of Bletchley Park and the process of sending, intercepting and decrypting coded messages. You will also have the opportunity to explore the mansion and the surrounding museums.

Cost £10 (entrance and transport) 

To view the event flyer, please click here.

2 October 2019, 5pm-8pm - Welcome back event! (For second and third year students)

Welcome back to the Department! To start the term off we will be holding a Welcome back event for second and third year Statistics students to celebrate returning to LSE and to reunite with fellow students.

Please find more information on our flyer here

WelcomebackeventUG

4 October 2019, 6pm - 9pm - Welcome River Cruise (New students)

Join us to explore London by boat! Meet with fellow new students, socialise and relax upon the River Cruise, whist enjoying the sights of London by bight. The River Cruise includes a food buffet and a soft drinks tab. 

 To view the event flyer, please click here.

River Cruise 2019 1

24 September 2019, 5pm - 8pm - New Students Undergraduate Social Event

Welcome to the Department of Statistics! Please join us for the Undergraduate Social Event to meet fellow new students and familarise yourself with the Department. We look forward to welcoming you.

To view the event flyer, please click here.

To view all activities for new Statistics students please click here. 

New Undergraduate Social Event1

20 and 21 May 2019 - SEDS Annual Summit 2019

SEDS are delighted to announce the upcoming SEDS Annual Summit on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 May 2019, in LSE's Wolfson Theatre. 

The summit will bring together academics, students, and industrial participants with interests in applied and methodological aspects of data science. This event will provide an opportunity for people across the LSE to connect, discuss and showcase various ongoing activities – as well as to facilitate future collaborations in the data science area.

The programme will feature invited talks by academic and industry speakers. The event will also feature poster sessions showcasing the work of current LSE students and for departments to present research and teaching activities.

For more information and to register visit the events page. 

1 April 2019 - Risk and Stochastics Conference

The Department of Statistics are delighted to host the 13th Risk & Stochastics Conference. The Conference is an annual event, with the purpose of disseminating current research in quantitative modelling in finance, insurance, and risk management. 

This year’s Conference will focus on market microstructure research with speakers from mathematical finance and economics communities. Our goal is to enhance collaboration and exchange of knowledge between applied and theoretical researchers, as wells as practitioners in mathematical finance, insurance and statistics.

Confirmed speakers

  • Hansjoerg Albrecher, University of Lausanne
  • Katia Colaneri, University of Leeds
  • Thierry Foucault, HEC Paris
  • Johannes Muhle-Karbe, Imperial College London
  • Frank Riedel, University of Bielefeld
  • Tauhid Zaman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Giorgia Callegaro, University Of Padova

For more information and to register, visit the booking page

The programme is available to view.  

3 April 2019 - Undergraduate Open Day and Offer Holders' Day

Meet LSE students and academics, explore the campus, experience being #partofLSE. You will also get the opportunity to 

  • attend subject talks to find out more about our degree programmes
  • see some of our student accommodation
  • speak to staff from departments such as Financial Support and Undergraduate Admissions on a one-to-one basis at our information stands

Book your place now

27 March 2019 - Learning from Data: the art of statistics by Prof David Speigelhalter

David Spiegelhalter - credit Clive Sherlock

The Department of Statistics are delighted to host Professor David Speigelhalter on 27 March at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre! The lecture will be chaired by Professor Fiona Steele.

David Spiegelhalter is a British statistician and Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Spiegelhalter is one of the most cited and influential researchers in his field, and was elected as President of the Royal Statistical Society for 2017-18. His latest book is The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data.

The lecture recording is available to view

#LSEStatistics

Photo credt: Clive Sherlock

 

7 February 2019 - Alumni Networking Evening

 

5 November and 20 November 2019, 5-6pm - Keep Calm and Study in the Stats Department (First Year Undergraduates)

Starting University can be a huge transition! Our ‘Keep calm and study in the Stats Department’ sessions provide helpful advice to support youat the beginning of your Statistics journey. Held throughout Michaelmas and Lent term, these sessions aim to make you feel at ease with your studies and the year ahead. First sessions will include presentations from our 2nd year students, information about the Department and advice for living in London. Later sessions will be led by your questions.We are here to provide general support and guidance in your first year,so do come along!

A catered social event will be held for attendees from 6pm-6:30pm. 

 **There has been a change to the venue change for 5th November - This will now be held in LIFE.WS.2

15 October 2019, 6pm - 8:30pm - 'Careers with a Statistics degree' panel

Hear from Statistics graduates about their job roles, how they got to where they are today and any advice they might have for you in your job search.

Running for its eighth year, the Careers with a Statistics degree panel is an essential event for Statistics students wanting to use their degree in the work place. Panellists will discuss their own education, the recruitment processes they went through and will examine where they use statistics in their everyday work. Students attending this forum will get the chance to ask the panellists questions throughout the panel discussion. The final hour of the allotted time will be designated for networking with the panellists over drinks. Bring your questions along with you!

Book your place here: http://bit.ly/statspanel

 This event will be particularly useful if you:

  • are thinking about your options after your Statistics degree
  • would like to hear about the sort of work and responsibilities jobs in the different sectors can entail
  • would like to get advice for your job search

Attending this event will enable you to:

  • describe the key functions and the day to day work of the panellists
  • state strategies to get started in similar lines of work, based on the alumni insights

12 October 2019, 10:30am - 2:30pm - Bletchley Park (Undergradute Students)

Bletchley Park1

The Bletchley Park visit offers you a great opportunity to tour the famous Bletchley Park, engage in code-breaking activities and see theEnigma machine. The visit will include an interactive workshop sessionand a guided tour. During the workshop you will use practical problem solving and team-working skills, to understand the scale of the task faced by WW2 codebreakers at Bletchley Park. The guided tour allows you to delve deeper into the story of Bletchley Park and the process of sending, intercepting and decrypting coded messages. You will also have the opportunity to explore the mansion and the surrounding museums.

Cost £10 (entrance and transport) 

To view the event flyer, please click here.

2 October 2019, 5pm-8pm - Welcome back event! (For second and third year students)

Welcome back to the Department! To start the term off we will be holding a Welcome back event for second and third year Statistics students to celebrate returning to LSE and to reunite with fellow students.

Please find more information on our flyer here

WelcomebackeventUG

4 October 2019, 6pm - 9pm - Welcome River Cruise (New students)

Join us to explore London by boat! Meet with fellow new students, socialise and relax upon the River Cruise, whist enjoying the sights of London by bight. The River Cruise includes a food buffet and a soft drinks tab. 

 To view the event flyer, please click here.

River Cruise 2019 1

24 September 2019, 5pm - 8pm - New Students Undergraduate Social Event

Welcome to the Department of Statistics! Please join us for the Undergraduate Social Event to meet fellow new students and familarise yourself with the Department. We look forward to welcoming you.

To view the event flyer, please click here.

To view all activities for new Statistics students please click here. 

New Undergraduate Social Event1

20 and 21 May 2019 - SEDS Annual Summit 2019

SEDS are delighted to announce the upcoming SEDS Annual Summit on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 May 2019, in LSE's Wolfson Theatre. 

The summit will bring together academics, students, and industrial participants with interests in applied and methodological aspects of data science. This event will provide an opportunity for people across the LSE to connect, discuss and showcase various ongoing activities – as well as to facilitate future collaborations in the data science area.

The programme will feature invited talks by academic and industry speakers. The event will also feature poster sessions showcasing the work of current LSE students and for departments to present research and teaching activities.

For more information and to register visit the events page. 

1 April 2019 - Risk and Stochastics Conference

The Department of Statistics are delighted to host the 13th Risk & Stochastics Conference. The Conference is an annual event, with the purpose of disseminating current research in quantitative modelling in finance, insurance, and risk management. 

This year’s Conference will focus on market microstructure research with speakers from mathematical finance and economics communities. Our goal is to enhance collaboration and exchange of knowledge between applied and theoretical researchers, as wells as practitioners in mathematical finance, insurance and statistics.

Confirmed speakers

  • Hansjoerg Albrecher, University of Lausanne
  • Katia Colaneri, University of Leeds
  • Thierry Foucault, HEC Paris
  • Johannes Muhle-Karbe, Imperial College London
  • Frank Riedel, University of Bielefeld
  • Tauhid Zaman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Giorgia Callegaro, University Of Padova

For more information and to register, visit the booking page

The programme is available to view.  

3 April 2019 - Undergraduate Open Day and Offer Holders' Day

Meet LSE students and academics, explore the campus, experience being #partofLSE. You will also get the opportunity to 

  • attend subject talks to find out more about our degree programmes
  • see some of our student accommodation
  • speak to staff from departments such as Financial Support and Undergraduate Admissions on a one-to-one basis at our information stands

Book your place now

27 March 2019 - Learning from Data: the art of statistics by Prof David Speigelhalter

David Spiegelhalter - credit Clive Sherlock

The Department of Statistics are delighted to host Professor David Speigelhalter on 27 March at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre! The lecture will be chaired by Professor Fiona Steele.

David Spiegelhalter is a British statistician and Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Spiegelhalter is one of the most cited and influential researchers in his field, and was elected as President of the Royal Statistical Society for 2017-18. His latest book is The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data.

The lecture recording is available to view

#LSEStatistics

Photo credt: Clive Sherlock

 

7 February 2019 - Alumni Networking Evening

 

5 November and 20 November 2019, 5-6pm - Keep Calm and Study in the Stats Department (First Year Undergraduates)

Starting University can be a huge transition! Our ‘Keep calm and study in the Stats Department’ sessions provide helpful advice to support youat the beginning of your Statistics journey. Held throughout Michaelmas and Lent term, these sessions aim to make you feel at ease with your studies and the year ahead. First sessions will include presentations from our 2nd year students, information about the Department and advice for living in London. Later sessions will be led by your questions.We are here to provide general support and guidance in your first year,so do come along!

A catered social event will be held for attendees from 6pm-6:30pm. 

 **There has been a change to the venue change for 5th November - This will now be held in LIFE.WS.2

15 October 2019, 6pm - 8:30pm - 'Careers with a Statistics degree' panel

Hear from Statistics graduates about their job roles, how they got to where they are today and any advice they might have for you in your job search.

Running for its eighth year, the Careers with a Statistics degree panel is an essential event for Statistics students wanting to use their degree in the work place. Panellists will discuss their own education, the recruitment processes they went through and will examine where they use statistics in their everyday work. Students attending this forum will get the chance to ask the panellists questions throughout the panel discussion. The final hour of the allotted time will be designated for networking with the panellists over drinks. Bring your questions along with you!

Book your place here: http://bit.ly/statspanel

 This event will be particularly useful if you:

  • are thinking about your options after your Statistics degree
  • would like to hear about the sort of work and responsibilities jobs in the different sectors can entail
  • would like to get advice for your job search

Attending this event will enable you to:

  • describe the key functions and the day to day work of the panellists
  • state strategies to get started in similar lines of work, based on the alumni insights

12 October 2019, 10:30am - 2:30pm - Bletchley Park (Undergradute Students)

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The Bletchley Park visit offers you a great opportunity to tour the famous Bletchley Park, engage in code-breaking activities and see theEnigma machine. The visit will include an interactive workshop sessionand a guided tour. During the workshop you will use practical problem solving and team-working skills, to understand the scale of the task faced by WW2 codebreakers at Bletchley Park. The guided tour allows you to delve deeper into the story of Bletchley Park and the process of sending, intercepting and decrypting coded messages. You will also have the opportunity to explore the mansion and the surrounding museums.

Cost £10 (entrance and transport) 

To view the event flyer, please click here.

2 October 2019, 5pm-8pm - Welcome back event! (For second and third year students)

Welcome back to the Department! To start the term off we will be holding a Welcome back event for second and third year Statistics students to celebrate returning to LSE and to reunite with fellow students.

Please find more information on our flyer here

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4 October 2019, 6pm - 9pm - Welcome River Cruise (New students)

Join us to explore London by boat! Meet with fellow new students, socialise and relax upon the River Cruise, whist enjoying the sights of London by bight. The River Cruise includes a food buffet and a soft drinks tab. 

 To view the event flyer, please click here.

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24 September 2019, 5pm - 8pm - New Students Undergraduate Social Event

Welcome to the Department of Statistics! Please join us for the Undergraduate Social Event to meet fellow new students and familarise yourself with the Department. We look forward to welcoming you.

To view the event flyer, please click here.

To view all activities for new Statistics students please click here. 

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20 and 21 May 2019 - SEDS Annual Summit 2019

SEDS are delighted to announce the upcoming SEDS Annual Summit on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 May 2019, in LSE's Wolfson Theatre. 

The summit will bring together academics, students, and industrial participants with interests in applied and methodological aspects of data science. This event will provide an opportunity for people across the LSE to connect, discuss and showcase various ongoing activities – as well as to facilitate future collaborations in the data science area.

The programme will feature invited talks by academic and industry speakers. The event will also feature poster sessions showcasing the work of current LSE students and for departments to present research and teaching activities.

For more information and to register visit the events page. 

1 April 2019 - Risk and Stochastics Conference

The Department of Statistics are delighted to host the 13th Risk & Stochastics Conference. The Conference is an annual event, with the purpose of disseminating current research in quantitative modelling in finance, insurance, and risk management. 

This year’s Conference will focus on market microstructure research with speakers from mathematical finance and economics communities. Our goal is to enhance collaboration and exchange of knowledge between applied and theoretical researchers, as wells as practitioners in mathematical finance, insurance and statistics.

Confirmed speakers

  • Hansjoerg Albrecher, University of Lausanne
  • Katia Colaneri, University of Leeds
  • Thierry Foucault, HEC Paris
  • Johannes Muhle-Karbe, Imperial College London
  • Frank Riedel, University of Bielefeld
  • Tauhid Zaman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Giorgia Callegaro, University Of Padova

For more information and to register, visit the booking page

The programme is available to view.  

3 April 2019 - Undergraduate Open Day and Offer Holders' Day

Meet LSE students and academics, explore the campus, experience being #partofLSE. You will also get the opportunity to 

  • attend subject talks to find out more about our degree programmes
  • see some of our student accommodation
  • speak to staff from departments such as Financial Support and Undergraduate Admissions on a one-to-one basis at our information stands

Book your place now

27 March 2019 - Learning from Data: the art of statistics by Prof David Speigelhalter

David Spiegelhalter - credit Clive Sherlock

The Department of Statistics are delighted to host Professor David Speigelhalter on 27 March at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre! The lecture will be chaired by Professor Fiona Steele.

David Spiegelhalter is a British statistician and Chair of the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Spiegelhalter is one of the most cited and influential researchers in his field, and was elected as President of the Royal Statistical Society for 2017-18. His latest book is The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data.

The lecture recording is available to view

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Photo credt: Clive Sherlock

 

7 February 2019 - Alumni Networking Evening

Our annual Alumni Networking Evening will take place on Thursday 7 February from 6pm on 6th floor of SAW! The event is a great chance for all of our Undergraduate and MSc students to network with Alumni. Drinks and nibbles will be provided! 

 Events archive from 2018

27 and 28 March 2018 - Workshop on Data Science Theory and Practice

This event marks the inauguration of the MSc Data Science programme run by the Department of Statistics at the London School of Economics.

For more information on this event, please have a look here