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Professor Simon Wood

Professor Simon Wood

Professor Simon Wood
BSc(Manch.), PhD(Strath.), RSS Grad. Dipl.

Professor of Statistical Science

Office GA.05
Fry Building,
Woodland Road, BS8 1UG
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 42 84860

Research summary

I am interested in modern regression modelling, especially using smooth functions and random effects, and in statistics applied in ecology, especially to ecological dynamics. I am author of the R recommended package 'mgcv' for generalized additive models. Particular current interests are in spatio-temporal modelling, sparse methods, scalable statistical computing for big models and data, and model selection issues. Recent applications have been in air-pollution modelling and electricity demand prediction.

PhD projects

* I am interested in advising PhD students in a range of projects fitting in with the above areas. Some  examples are given below. 

* General smooth models for spatial ...

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Recent publications

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