As well as being a Professor in Statistics at LSE, Lenny is also Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS) and Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford.
Lenny obtained a PhD in Physics at Columbia University (USA) in 1987.
He has held grants funded by many bodies, including ONR (US Office of Naval Research) and NOAA (US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the European Commission and UK Research Councils.
Two successful projects – DIME and REMIND – were funded under the UK EPSRC Maths Faraday programme, and a current project, NAPSTER (Nonlinear Analysis and Prediction Statistics from Time Series and Ensemble forecast Realizations), is a UK NERC Knowledge Transfer grant.
Lenny was active in the formation of strategy for THORPEX (he was co-author of the Socio-Economic Impacts Chapter).
In recognition of his mathematically-coherent user-relevant contributions, the Royal Meteorological Society awarded Professor Smith its Fitzroy Prize.
Research - 2015
The United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme’s UKCP09 project makes high-resolution projections of the climate out to 2100 by post-processing the... Read more
Research - 2014
Working Paper 151 Abstract Operational seasonal forecasting centres employ simulation models to make probability forecasts of future conditions on seasonal... Read more
Working Paper 150 Abstract While state-of-the-art models of the Earth’s climate system have improved tremendously over the last twenty years,... Read more
Research - 2013
Working Paper 111 Abstract The 2012 growing season saw one of the worst droughts in a generation in much of... Read more
Research - 2011
Working Paper 71 Abstract Pattern scaling methods are being widely applied to generate scenarios of climate change for quantication of... Read more
Abstract Operational forecasting with simulation models involves the melding of observations and model dynamics to determine a set of initial... Read more
Research - 2010
Abstract Parameter estimation in nonlinear models is a common task, and one for which there is no general solution at... Read more