Ioanna Manolopoulou


I am a Lecturer at the Department of Statistical Science, at University College of London, and a Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, which is the UK's national institute for Data Science. Prior to my appointment at UCL I spent 4 years at the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Associate working with Mike West and Sayan Mukherjee, as well as a postdoctoral fellow of the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) as part of the Sequential Monte Carlo workshop .

I moved to Durham NC from Cambridge UK, where I did my PhD under the supervision of Prof. S. Tavaré from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and previously Prof. S.P. Brooks from the Statistical Laboratory. My PhD thesis was on phylogeographic methods, with title A Bayesian approach to Nested Clade Analysis. You can find a brief CV here.

My research interests lie in Sequential Monte Carlo and Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods, used in a variety of areas of applications. You can find more information on my research page.


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