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Events in 2024

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

Professor Pauline Barrieu

Wednesday 17 July 2024 (12.15pm - 1.15pm, Marshall Building Ground Floor)
UG Graduation Reception Drinks

The Department of Statistics will have a drinks reception for Undergraduate graduates to celebrate all of their hard work and enjoy canapes, music and drinks with family, friends, peers and teaching faculty. There will be a professional photographer present to capture this special time and they will be uploaded to Flickr soon after the event and can be downloaded for free! Keepsakes will also be provided to say congratulations. We are very proud of you all!

Thursday 20 June - Friday 21 June 2024 (10.30am – 5.30pm, MAR.1.08)
Research Showcase

This two day in person event is an opportunity to find out more about the Department's research. It takes the form of a series of short talks and will provide an overview of the research activities of the Department's four research groups: Data Science, Probability in Finance and Insurance, Social Statistics and Time Series and Statistical Learning. The presentations will be accompanied by a poster session for students on 20 June, combined with a reception.

Tuesday 7 May 2024, (4pm - 8pm, The Venue)
Ping Pong Party 

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Friday 15 March 2024, (6.30pm - midnight, The Waldorf)
Inaugural Student Ball

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Our inaugural student ball took place on 15 March 2024 at the Waldorf Hilton! 

Students celebrated their time at LSE and nearing the end of Winter term with their Statistics student community! 

Students enjoyed the following on the night at a subsidised cost: 

  • A welcome drink on arrival
  • ️A three course sit down meal
  • Half a bottle of wine per person or soft drinks during dinner
  • Entertainment throughout the evening
  • A photobooth
  • ️Drinks token to use on a alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks
  • A professional photographer capturing the evening
  • A DJ and a dancefloor 

Our dress code was Dress To Impress and students felt able to express themselves in a way that that feel comfortable with. 

Wednesday 13 March 2024, (6pm - 9pm, Alumni Centre)
Alumni Mixer

Alumni24WebThis year our Alumni Mixer event took place in the purpose built Alumni Centre on LSE campus.  This event was for our MSc and 3rd year BSc Statistics students to come along and ask any burning questions they had and to network! 

We had 15 amazing Statistics alumni in attendance at this informal drinks reception! Nibbles and drinks were available.  

Thursday 29 February 2024, (6pm - 8pm)
Worshipful Company of Actuaries prize giving and talk

This WCA event included a talk titled “The decline in natural capital and why it matters”. The talk was delivered by external guest speakers Ian Trim. 
Ian is currently undertaking a PhD at Anglia Ruskin University’s Global Sustainability Institute.  He has 20 years’ experience in developing and delivering low carbon and sustainability programs in both the public and private sector. Prior to Guidehouse, where he works part time now,  Ian spent a decade in the UK Government including acting as the UK’s lead negotiator on carbon markets at the Paris COP, and leading the development of domestic policy focused on industrial and household energy efficiency. From 2011 to 2014, Ian worked for the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Moscow as the UK’s lead in Russia on climate and environment issues.”

The talk was ollowed by a catered networking opportunity between LSE Undergraduate Statistics students, WCA members and IFOA representatives. 

The event included a prize giving ceremony for the WCA Prize which is not a school prize and awarded by the WCA and is given to Undergraduate students from their penultimate year, awarded for outstanding / excellent achievement. 

Wednesday 21 February 2024, (3pm - 4.30pm, MAR.1.08)
Adam French talks about Entrepreneurships

Adam FrenchWEBAdam French (Stats Alum!) joined the Department of Statistics on 21 February to talk all things entrepreneurships! This event was for UG Statistics students only. 

Adam is a Partner at venture capital firm Houghton Street Ventures, where he invests in businesses founded by London School of Economics alumni and students. Additionally, he is a Non-Executive Director at the UK Fintech industry body Innovate Finance.

Prior to this, Adam was a co-founder of fintech unicorn Scalable Capital, which operates in the online investment space. Scalable currently employs over 450 people, has raised over $350m in venture capital funding and manages investments for over 1 million clients. Adam graduated from the LSE in 2007 with a BSc in Business Mathematics and Statistics.

Nibbles and drinks were available.

Friday 2 February 2024, (1-3pm, Auditorium)
UG Townhall

Townhall WebWe hosted our first BSc Students Town Hall meeting on Friday 2 February 2024. The purpose of this meeting was to provide an opportunity for students on our BSc programmes to come together to discuss and share your experiences/feedback on your programme to date. We listened to your feedback and answered any questions/concerns students had about the programmes and time at LSE. The Town Hall meeting was an open-discussion forum where the Department worked together with students to create new educational initiatives, to improve existing educational provisions, and to build a strong learning community.  

This meeting was be led by Dr Pik Liew and joined by our Deputy Head of Department (Prof Wicher Bergsma), other BSc Programme Directors (Dr Sara Geneletti and Dr Christine Yuen), and first-year academic mentor (Dr Gelly Mitrodima).   

All students on our BSc programmes were encouraged to take part in this conversation.

UG/ PG lunches - ongoing

UG LunchesEach term students are invited to attend an informal social lunch organised by the department. This event is free of charge and an opportunity for them to socialise with peers and faculty members.

Events archive 2023

Wednesday 13 December 2023 (6.30 - 8pm, Shaw Library)
MSc and PhD Graduation Reception Drinks

Grad23Web1The Department of Statistics had a wonderful drinks reception for MSc and PhD graduates to celebrate all of their hard work and enjoyed canapes, music and drinks with family, friends, peers and teaching faculty. There was a professional photographer present to capture this special time which were uploaded to Flickr soon after the event and could be downloaded for free! Keepsakes were also provided to say congratulations. We are very proud of you all!

Wednesday 29 November 2023
PhD Open Day

This event was designed for aspiring research students who were keen to learn more about studying a PhD in Statistics at LSE. It was also a fantastic opportunity to meet our faculty, current research students and alumni.

The Department of Statistics is one of the world's leading centres of quantitative methods in the social sciences and has long been home to some of the world's most famous and innovative statisticians. Attendees were able to explore the LSE in person and get to know our faculty and students.

Monday 27 November 2023 (6pm - 11pm Sway)
Student Christmas Party 

Christmas Party 2023A Christmas social event was organised for all BSc, MSc and MPhil/PhD students to celebrate the end of autumn term. The event took place at Sway Bar in Holborn where students enjoyed food, drinks and music.  

Thursday 23 November 2023 (6.30pm - 8.30pm, Staff Common Room)
BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Business Social

Our BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Business students enjoyed dinner, bar games (air hockey, table football, darts) and had a great time getting to knoe their fellow students and staff members.

 

 

Wednesday 22 November 2023 (6.30pm - 8.30pm, Staff Common Room)
BSc Actuarial Science Social

Our BSc Actuarial Science students enjoyed dinner, bar games (air hockey, table football, darts) and had a great time getting to knoe their fellow students and staff members.

 

Wednesday 22 November 2023 (Somerset House)
BSc Data Science Social 

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Our BSc Data Science students went ice skating at Somerset House and it really helped them to get into the Christmas spirit!

Friday 10 - Sunday 12 November 2023 (Cumberland Lodge, Windsor)
BSc students residential weekend
 

CLodgeBScOur BSc students had a wonderful weekend away from 10-12 November to Cumberland Lodge in Windsor. Cumberland Lodge is a former royal residence and our students escaped the bustle of London for a weekend of exploring beautiful grounds, bonding with fellow students and strengthening their team skills! Students enjoyed the chance to socialise and relax in the beautiful grounds of Windsor Great Park. The event was attended by academic staff and PhD students from the Department of Statistics also.

Wednesday 8 November 2023 (12pm - 1pm)
Lloyd's of London guided tour

LLoyds of LondonThe Lloyd’s of London Guided Tour took place on Wednesday 8 November at 12.00-1pm. This was organised for our second year undergraduate students with Dr Gelly Mitrodima.  

The guided tour covered among others how Lloyd’s operates today, the history of Lloyd’s, the present building (including the Lutine Bell, Loss Book, the Adam Room, the Old Library and the Nelson Collection).  

Find out more about the tours of the Lloyd’s Building.     

Tuesday 17 October 2023 (6pm - 9pm, SDR)
Alumni Careers Panel 

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We had our annual Alumni Careers panel on Tuesday 17 October 2023. Six amazing alumni spoke to our Statistics students about their time at LSE, gave out advice during a Q&A panel chaire by Dr James Abdey, and then joined our studenst (over 70) for networking drinks and nibbles. 

Please see below the biographies of our alumni who attended this event.  

Annie Clark

L1 Consultant - Measure.Monks

Annie Clark is an L1 Consultant at Measure.Monks (formerly Brightblue Consulting) - specialising in Marketing Mix Modelling for growing performance through predictive modelling. She is a Masters Graduate in Statistics from LSE and a Graduate in Mathematics from Lancaster Uni. 

Michal Heydal

Data Scientist - QuantCo

I am a Data Scientist at QuantCo, leveraging expertise in Data Science, machine learning, and software engineering to help client organisations realise the largest value levers for data and AI solutions in their respective business models. The clients are some of the largest financial, retail and healthcare organisations in Europe and the US, where we deliver tangible economic impact. My recent projects include pricing in Insurance, where we managed to deliver savings of >20m EUR p.a., Life Insurance book optimisations, and efficient Claim routing. Before joining QuantCo, I did my Bachelor's in Statistics and Finance and my Master’s in data science, both at LSE Department of Statistics. 

Dianne Pat-Ekeji

Product Data Analyst - Flo Health

Dianne Pat-Ekeji is currently a product data analyst at Flo Health, a women's health company that you may know as the 'period-tracking app.' She obtained her master's in Data Science at the LSE in 2021. Since then she has worked as a Data Scientist at a mobile gaming company before joining Flo. Dianne spent 3.5 years as a Junior and Senior Operations analyst at Goldman Sachs in both the UK and the US. She obtained her BSc in Chemical Engineering at Howard University in Washington DC, and she sometimes wonders what her life would have been like if she did not 'follow the smell of pizza' which ultimately led to her landing her first job. Dianne thought she was done with studying after graduating with her master's, but she now knows the joke is on her because she studies now more than ever. She believes that 'anyone can do anything because anyone can learn anything,' and goes by the mantra "consistency is mandatory, misery is optional" which her sister coined this year.

Mark Perfect

Lead Data Scientist - Deloitte

Mark is currently a lead data scientist at Deloitte, where he works with Deloitte Ventures to spearhead the development of innovative AI-driven industry solutions. He has previously worked in consulting at IBM, harnessing machine learning in areas ranging from industrial products to healthcare. Mark holds a B.A. in mathematical economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MSc in data science from the London School of Economics. 

Antonio Pombeiro

Senior Originator - Securis Investment Partners LLP

Antonio is responsible for origination and structuring in Securis’ life and health team, with a key focus on esoteric asset-backed securities, private collateralized financing and other securitized investments where the main risk driver is a life/health risk. Antonio is a member of the Life Origination Committee. Prior to joining Securis in March 2018, Antonio worked for Nomura International Plc in the Insurance Solutions Group (IBD) team focusing on capital management solutions for life insurance companies. His experience at Nomura includes transactions such as reinsurance of a closed block of medically underwritten annuities, commission financing and Loss Absorbing Capacity of Deferred Taxes (LAC-DT) solutions among others. Prior to joining Nomura, Antonio worked at Ernst &Young’s Actuarial/FSO services in Portugal focusing on Solvency II implementation. Antonio holds a Master of Science in Statistics (Financial Statistics) from LSE and a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Actuarial Science from University of Southampton. He is a part-qualified actuary by the IFoA. 

Britta Srivas

Customer Service Engineer - Apheris

Goldman Sachs saleswoman turned startup data scientist and now customer solutions engineer. I studied BSc Maths with Economics at LSE and MSc Scientific Computing at Nottingham university. I also went through a startup incubator programme (Entrepreneur First) to try out founding a company, before joining my current startup (Apheris) which enables the healthcare and life sciences sector to do medical research by training machine learning models on sensitive data in a compliant and privacy-preserving way. As a customer solutions engineer, I tap into my commercial and technical skills.  

Friday 13 - Sunday 15 October 2023 (Cumberland Lodge, Windsor)
MSc students residential weekend 

CLodge MSC 23Our MSc students had a wonderful weekend away from 13-15 October to Cumberland Lodge in Windsor. Cumberland Lodge is a former royal residence and our students escaped the bustle of London for a weekend of exploring beautiful grounds, bonding with fellow students and strengthening their team skills! Students enjoyed the chance to socialise and relax in the beautiful grounds of Windsor Great Park. The event was attended by academic staff and PhD students from the Department of Statistics also. 

Wednesday 11 October 2023 (4.15pm - 7pm, MAR.1.08)
Introduction to Personal Lines General Insurance workshop by Ageas

Students were ask to join this event to learn more about Ageas (a Personal Lines General Insurance company in London) and the type of work Actuaries at an insurance company do through a simple interactive exercise! Ageas’ application process was outlined and there was plenty of opportunity to ask questions over food and drink.  

The session included:

  • Introduction to the General Insurance industry and the different segments within it,
  • An interactive workshop on a simple reserving exercise. This gave students more insight on what an actuary actually does at work!
  • Introduced Ageas: culture, internship & grad rotating programme and the training they offer.

 This event was useful if you:

  • Had no idea what an actuary does,
  • Wanted to find out why an actuary’s job in an insurance company is meaningful,
  • Were interested to pursue an actuarial career.

Attending this event allowed you to:

  • Have a better understanding of the General Insurance industry,
  • Gain a high-level understanding of some common actuarial methods/ judgements used,
  • Get the opportunity to ask any questions to actuaries of all levels within our actuarial team,
  • Fast track a CV application to our company.

Below are the profiles of speakers on the day:

  • Jess: Actuarial manager, with previous experience outside Actuarial within the buying and merchandising fashion industry.
  • Mihaela: Senior Actuarial Analyst, with prior experience as a Risk Advisory Consultant .
  • Francesca: Actuarial Analyst, with a background in Mathematics.
  • Venecia: Trainee Actuary, a recent LSE Actuarial Science graduate.

Friday 29 September 2023 (6pm - 10pm, Kingpin Suite)
Bowling 

bowling23To celebrate students’ arrival in the Department of Statistics, all new BSc, MSc and MPhil/PhD students were invited to a games night at the private Kingpin Suite in Holborn. Students enjoyed playing bowling, Ping-Pong and on a selection of arcade games.

Thursday 21 September 2023 (12pm - 4pm, COL.6.15)
PhD Welcome Lunch

We held a lunch for our new PhD students to welcome them to the Department after their induction. This was a fantastic opportunity for them to meet our staff and continuing MPhil/PhD students. 

Tuesday 19 September 2023 (5.30pm - 8pm, SAL.Kinta)
MSc Social

This was an opportunity for our MSc students to meet each other and some of their lecturers over drinks and nibbles. 

Wednesday 12 and Wedneday 19 July 2023
BSc Graduation Reception Drinks

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On 12 July 2023 we had our rescheduled graduation ceremony and reception drinks for those Undergraduate students who missed their ceremony due to COVID-19 restrictions. On 19 July 2023 we also had our normal standard in-year ceremony and reception drinks. These events were a wonderful way to congratulate our students on passing their exams and earning their degrees. Students celebrated all of their hard work with canapes, music and drinks with family, friends, peers and teaching faculty. There will be a professional photographer present to capture this special time and the photos were uploaded to Flickr soon after the event to be downloaded for free! Keepsakes were also be provided to say congratulations. We are very proud of you all!

Monday 19 June 2023 (5.30pm - 8pm, Alumni Centre)
Finalists end of year celebrations

This event was for all of our students who were due to graduate in Summer 2023 to come together and socialise over drinks and nibbles. 

Friday 9 June 2023 (5.30pm - 10pm, Temple Pier)
Boat Party 

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Students were invited to our summer end of term boat party on Friday 9 June 2023 from 5.30pm on the Golden Star party boat

Date: Friday 9 June 2023 from 5.30pm, boat departing at 6pm at Temple Pier.

Open to: All Department of Statistics students and staff! That's all BSc, MSc and PhD!

Price: Free! 

Details of the event: This was a 4-hour boat cruise along the Thames which includes two complimentary drinks tokens and a hot and cold buffet. There was also  an amazing DJ and a magic selfie mirror where our students could get unlimited printouts of photos and a wide selection of props to use! Plus some lovely decorations too :) 

Monday 5 June - Tuesday 6 June 2023 (all day, Marshall Building) 
Research Showcase

Showcase

This two day in person event was an opportunity to find out more about the Department's research. It took the form of a series of short talks and provided an overview of the research activities of the Department's four research groups: Data Science, Probability in Finance and Insurance, Social Statistics and Time Series and Statistical Learning. The presentations were accompanied by a poster session for students on 5 June, combined with a reception.

Tueday 30 - Wednesday 31 May 2023 (all day, COL.6.15)
PhD Presentation Events

Our annual PhD Presentation Events took place on Tues 30 and Wed 31 May 2023. Statistics staff and students were encouraged to attend and support the students who were presenting their work.  

These events were held in-person in the Leverhulme Library, and catering was provided.  

  • Our first-year students presented their topics (20 mins + 5 mins Q&A),
  • Our second and third-year students presented their findings (30 mins + 5 mins Q&A).