Biography

I did my PhD in the Probability Laboratory at the University of Bath, under the supervision of Andreas E. Kyprianou. In 2013 and early 2014, I was a postdoc at CIMAT, and from there I went on to the University of Zürich where I worked in the group of Jean Bertoin, until 2015, when I moved to the University of Manchester. In 2019, I joined the Department of Statistical Science at University College London. He/him.

Interests

  • Lévy processes and applications
  • Insurance risk and ruin
  • Fragmentation with growth
  • Branching processes

Teaching

No teaching in Term 2.

For previous teaching, including lecture notes, please see the Teaching Archive.

Research group

The UCL probability group: Probability at UCL

PhD students

Papers

Talks

Events

UK Easter Probability Meeting
Manchester, 30 March - 3 April 2020 (cancelled)

Growth and division in mathematics and medicine
University College London, 4 - 6 Nov 2019

Growth-fragmentation phenomena
Royal Statistical Society, 12 Sep 2019

Stochastic processes in finance and beyond
ICMS Edinburgh, 23 May 2019

PiNE in Manchester
Manchester, 12 September 2018

Meeting on Lévy processes and anomalous diffusion
Manchester, June 2017

Soapbox Science Manchester
Manchester, July 2016

Zürich Spring School on Lévy Processes
Zürich, Spring 2015

Junior multiscale mechanics and probability meeting
Bath, December 2011

Everything else

pystable, a software project devoted to working with stable distributions in Python

LaTeX/BibTeX notes and styles

Photos of the Faulkes gatehouse of the Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Sciences: explanation, first knot, second knot.

Contact

  • Email

    alexander.watson@ucl.ac.uk

  • Location

    Correspondence: Department of Statistical Science, University College, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK. Location: 1st floor, office 144, 1-19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB

  • Office hours: check Moodle for taught courses, personal tutees by appointment

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