Anthony Lee

Research Interests

Bayesian inference

Computational statistics

Monte Carlo methodology

Parallel & distributed algorithms

Scalable data analysis

I am a Computational Statistician in the School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol, and Director of the Data Science at Scale Programme, with Intel as Strategic Partner.

My research is primarily in the area of stochastic algorithms for approximating intractable quantities that arise in data analysis. Examples of such algorithms are Markov chain and Sequential Monte Carlo. I work on both theory and methodology: research in this area is interdisciplinary, bringing together advances in applied probability, algorithms, and statistics.

I am often interested in algorithms that scale well in parallel and distributed computing environments, and in computational and statistical trade-offs when conducting inference.

Education & Positions

D. Phil. (2011) Statistics

University of Oxford

M. Sc. (2008) Computer Science

University of British Columbia

B. Sc. (2006) Computer Science

University of British Columbia

Senior Lecturer in Statistical Science, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol.

Programme Director, Data Science at Scale, Alan Turing Institute.

Associate Editor, Statistics and Computing.

Associate Editor, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics.

Previous roles:

Turing Fellow, Alan Turing Institute, 2016--2017.

Assistant Professor, University of Warwick, 2013--2017.

CRiSM Research Fellow, University of Warwick, 2011--2013.

Contact Information

School of Mathematics

University Walk

Bristol BS8 1TW

United Kingdom


Email: anthony.lee "at" bristol.ac.uk

Email: alee "at" turing.ac.uk

Phone: +44 11792 87976