Faculty Fellows, Professor Graham Cormode and Professor Richard Samworth from The Alan Turing Institute have been awarded the 2017 Adams Prize for achievements in the field of Statistical Analysis of Big Data by the University of Cambridge.
Graham Cormode is a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Warwick and a Turing Faculty Fellow leading on the University of Warwick’s partnership with the Institute. His current research concerns verification of machine learning, privacy, data management and big data analysis with applications to internet scale data, vehicle data, telecommunications and social data. His work has been used by organisations including Google, Netflix and Twitter.
Turing Faculty Fellow Richard Samworth is Professor of Statistics at the University of Cambridge and his main research interests are in developing methodology and theory for high-dimensional and nonparametric statistical inference. He is currently particularly interested in techniques for handling statistical challenges in Big Data that rely on perturbations of the data and aggregation.
The Adams Prize is awarded annually by the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge to a UK based mathematician for distinguished research in the Mathematical Sciences. The joint recipients will share a £15,000 prize.
Professor Cormode says,
“My work, in common with Professor Samworth’s, is about finding mathematical representations of data that allow useful information to be extracted effectively and accurately. These techniques allow ever larger quantities of data to be handled on ordinary computers.”