Patrick Rubin-Delanchy is a lecturer in Statistics at the University of Bristol. Prior to this lectureship, he was a Heilbronn Research fellow at the University of Oxford. He obtained his PhD from Imperial College London in 2008.
In this research, several mathematical and computational techniques (spectral embedding, topological data analysis, computational geometry) will be combined to enable practical analysis of complex connectivity data. The basic idea is to convert these complex objects into simpler structures, typically point clouds, and use geometric and topological information in these point clouds to make inference about the original object. The main envisaged application area is cyber-security, where complex connectivity data is ubiquitous and often very poorly exploited.