Panellists

ACADEMIC PANEL:

  • Prof Jochen Blath Professor of Mathematics at TU Berlin -  Jochen Blath did his Phd in Mathematics at Kaiserslautern University, Germany, in 2002 (area:  probability theory) followed by a postdoc in Alison Etheridge's group at the Department of Statistics in Oxford 2003-2005 with a part-time stipendiary lecturer position at St Hugh's college.  Jochen began as Juniorprofessor at Technische Universität (TU) Berlin in 2006, then associate professor (TU Berlin), now full professor (TU Berlin) since 2013, research field: stochastic processes and their applications. In 2009, Jochen was chair of the organizing committee of 33rd SPA (stochastic processes and applications) conference in Berlin. [This rather big conference will take place in Oxford in 2015, organized by Terry Lyons].  He also received several DFG grants in the field of stochastic processes with applications in population genetics.  In 2011-2013, Jochen was director of the Mathematical Institute of TU Berlin and is a member of the admissions committee of Berlin Mathematical School (BMS).
  • Ruth Keogh, Lecturer at Department of Medical Sciences, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - Ruth Keogh is a lecturer in the Department of Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she has been based for 2.5 years. She completed the MSc in Applied Statistics at the University of Oxford in 2003 and also did her DPhil in the Department of Statistics (Oxford), which she completed in 2007. Ruth's research interests are in the design and analysis of observational studies in epidemiology, including statistical methods relating to case-control studies, missing data, and measurement error.
  • Almut Veraart, Reader of Statistics, Imperial College London - Almut Veraart did her DPhil in Statistics in Oxford from 2004 to 2007. Afterwards she accepted a postdoctoral position and later an assistant professorship at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, where she was affiliated with the Center of Research in Econometric Analysis of Time Series and the Department of Mathematics. Almut returned to the UK in 2011 and became a Lecturer and later a Reader in Statistics at the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London.
  • Dr Chris Yau, Nuffield Department of Medicine - Chris Yau is currently a Research Group Leader in Genomic Medicine at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. He was previously a Lecturer in Statistics in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London and an MRC Research Fellow at the Department of Statistics, Oxford. Chris completed his DPhil in Statistics in 2009 as part of the Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training programme.

NON-ACADEMIC PANEL:

  • Chris Gamble, Google, London - Chris Gamble studied for a DPhil at Oxford in the Department of Statistics and The Wellcome Trust; developing scalable Bayesian inference techniques applied to whole genome sequence data.  He is now a research software engineer at Google working on projects focused on optimizations in online advertising
  • Carla Ysusi, FCA - Carla Ysusi is a technical specialist in the Chief Economist's Department of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Carla previously worked in the Mexican Central Bank and the Mexican Ministry of Finance. She holds an MSc in Applied Statistics and a DPhil in Statistics from the University of Oxford.
  • James Anderson, Winton Capital, Oxford - James W. J. Anderson completed an undergraduate degree in Mathematics at Pembroke College, Oxford, before completing a D.Phil. in Statistics with Prof. Jotun Hein. He explored Stochastic Context-Free Grammars and their application in modelling RNA secondary structure combined with probabilistic models of phylogenetics and alignment. He now works for Winton Capital in the Oxford Science Park, as a scientific investment manager. More details on Winton can be found at https://www.wintoncapital.com
  • Sebastian Kelm, UCB - Sebastian completed his BSc in Biochemistry at Imperial College London in 2006, followed by an MSc in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology in 2007. He then moved to Oxford University's Department of Statistics to do his DPhil degree with Prof Charlotte Deane on the topic of transmembrane protein modelling. After finishing his DPhil research in 2011, he continued at Oxford as a post-doctoral research fellow of the 2020 Science program. He kept working with Prof Charlotte Deane's group on completing a software pipeline for transmembrane protein modelling, while being seconded to the Structural Genomics Consortium to work with Dr Frank von Delft on protein loop modelling for X-ray crystallography. In March 2013 Sebastian joined UCB where he is currently employed as a Computational Structural Biologist, as part of the Informatics group. His job is to support structural biology and therapeutic development efforts at the company through the development and application of novel computational methodologies as well as the supervision of cutting-edge computational research performed by students and post-docs at academic partner institutions such as Oxford University.