Bio

Anthony Lee is Programme Director for the data science at scale programme.

Anthony Lee has been a Lecturer in Statistical Science in the School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol since 2017. He received BSc. and MSc. degrees in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, and a DPhil. in Statistics from the University of Oxford in 2011. He was a Centre for Research in Statistical Methodology Research Fellow from 2011 to 2013. He was Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of Warwick from 2013 to 2017. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for Statistics and Computing and the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics.

Research interests

His research is mainly 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. He works on both theory and methodology, with a focus on algorithms that scale well in parallel and distributed computing environments. Research in this area is interdisciplinary, bringing together advances in applied probability, algorithms, architecture and statistics. He is also interested in computational and statistical trade-offs when conducting inference.