Imperial College London

ProfessorDavidHand

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Senior Research Investigator
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 2843d.j.hand Website CV

 
 
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Assistant

 

Mrs Louise Rowland +44 (0)20 7594 2843

 
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Location

 

547Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

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Allin P, Hand DJ, From a system of national accounts to a process of national wellbeing accounting, International Statistical Review, ISSN: 1751-5823

There are repeated calls to go “Beyond GDP”, for measures of wellbeing and progress in addition to those that the System of National Accounts (SNA) is designed to provide. We identify key issues that can help build on the rigour of SNA whilst fitting the measurement of economic performance within a broader assessment of national wellbeing and progress. Such drivers are already leading to a proliferation of indicators and accounts, for example in the development of non-monetary measures of natural resources. There are significant measurement challenges, not least the question of whether a single, overall measure or index of wellbeing is valid. But the challenge of measurement, per se, is one thing: in our view, a more critical issue is whether the measures will actually be used. We propose a dynamic and multi-staged approach for developing SNA, embracing the production and use of measures. This would start by identifying user requirements for wider measures, to provide the basis for national and cross-national developments in wellbeing accounting. We envisage greater branding and marketing of national wellbeing concepts to promote measures and support their use. We call for outreach by producers, so that there is dialogue about the development and use of measures.

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Hand DJ, Big data and data sharing, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A - Statistics in Society, ISSN: 0964-1998

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Hand DJ, allin P, New statistics for old? - Measuring the wellbeing of the UK, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A - Statistics in Society, ISSN: 0964-1998

Attempts to create measures of national wellbeing and progress have a long history. Inthe UK, they go back at least as far as the 1790s, with Sir John Sinclair’s Statistical Accountof Scotland. More recently, worldwide interest has led to the creation of a number of indicesseeking to go beyond familiar economic measures like GDP. We review the MeasuringNational Well-being development programme of the UK’s Office for National Statistics, andexplore some of the challenges which need to be faced to bring wider measures into use.These include: the importance of getting the measures adopted as policy drivers; how tochallenge the continuing dominance of economic measures; sustainability and environmentalissues; international comparability; and methodological statistical questions.

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Hand DJ, 2016, Editorial: 'Big data' and data sharing, JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY SERIES A-STATISTICS IN SOCIETY, Vol: 179, Pages: 629-631, ISSN: 0964-1998

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Hand DJ, 2016, The case against a paradigm shift in the way we use data, FST Journal, Vol: 21, Pages: 10-12, ISSN: 1475-1704

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Hand DJ, 2016, Measurement: a very short introduction, Publisher: Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198779568

Measurement underpins all of modern society, from science, through medicine, to management, economics, and government. This book describes the history of measurement, and presents a unified theory of measurement, covering all its aspects from measuring mass and length to measuring pain, depression, GDP, and beyond.

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Hand DJ, 2015, From evidence to understanding: a commentary on Fisher (1922) 'On the mathematical foundations of theoretical statistics', PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, Vol: 373, ISSN: 1364-503X

The nature of statistics has changed over time. Itwas originally concerned with descriptive ‘mattersof state’—with summarizing population numbers,economic strength and social conditions. But duringthe course of the twentieth century its aim broadenedto include inference—how to use data to shed light onunderlying mechanisms, about what might happen inthe future, about what would happen if certain actionswere taken. Central to this development was RonaldFisher. Over the course of his life he was responsiblefor many of the major conceptual advances instatistics. This is particularly illustrated by his 1922paper, in which he introduced many of the conceptswhich remain fundamental to our understanding ofhow to extract meaning from data, right to the presentday. It is no exaggeration to say that Fisher’s work, asillustrated by the ideas he described and developedin this paper, underlies all modern science, andmuch more besides. This commentary was writtento celebrate the 350th anniversary of the journalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

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Allin P, Hand DJ, 2014, The Wellbeing of Nations Meaning, Motive and Measurement, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 9781118489574

Slowly we are learning to better count what really matters in our lives. This book explains the international collaboration behind this new learning and moves it far forward.

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Hand D, 2014, The Improbability Principle Why coincidences, miracles and rare events happen all the time, Publisher: Random House, ISBN: 9781448170661

Here, in this highly original book - aimed squarely at anyone with an interest in coincidences, probability or gambling - eminent statistician David Hand answers this question by weaving together various strands of probability into a ...

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Hand DJ, 2014, Wonderful Examples, but Let's not Close Our Eyes, STATISTICAL SCIENCE, Vol: 29, Pages: 98-100, ISSN: 0883-4237

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Hand DJ, Adams NM, 2014, Selection bias in credit scorecard evaluation, JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY, Vol: 65, Pages: 408-415, ISSN: 0160-5682

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Hand DJ, Anagnostopoulos C, 2014, A better Beta for the H measure of classification performance, PATTERN RECOGNITION LETTERS, Vol: 40, Pages: 41-46, ISSN: 0167-8655

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Hand DJ, 2013, Latent Variable Models and Factor Analysis: A Unified Approach, 3rd Edition, INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL REVIEW, Vol: 81, Pages: 333-334, ISSN: 0306-7734

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Hand DJ, 2013, A Practitioner's Guide to Resampling for Data Analysis, Data Mining, and Modeling, INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL REVIEW, Vol: 81, Pages: 326-326, ISSN: 0306-7734

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Hand DJ, 2013, Living Standards Analytics: Development through the Lens of Household Survey Data, INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL REVIEW, Vol: 81, Pages: 331-332, ISSN: 0306-7734

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Hand DJ, 2013, Comparing Groups: Randomization and Bootstrap Methods Using R, INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL REVIEW, Vol: 81, Pages: 326-328, ISSN: 0306-7734

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Hand DJ, 2013, A Statistical Guide for the Ethically Perplexed, INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL REVIEW, Vol: 81, Pages: 314-316, ISSN: 0306-7734

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Hand DJ, 2013, Introduction to Probability with Texas Hold'em Examplese, INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL REVIEW, Vol: 81, Pages: 334-334, ISSN: 0306-7734

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Hand DJ, 2013, Statistical Evaluation of Diagnostic Performance: Topics in ROC Analysis, INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL REVIEW, Vol: 81, Pages: 335-335, ISSN: 0306-7734

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Hand DJ, 2013, Graphical Models with R, INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL REVIEW, Vol: 81, Pages: 316-316, ISSN: 0306-7734

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Hand DJ, 2013, Data, Not Dogma: Big Data, Open Data, and the Opportunities Ahead, 12th International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA), Publisher: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, Pages: 1-12, ISSN: 0302-9743

CONFERENCE PAPER

Hand DJ, 2013, From Evidence to Understanding: A Precarious Path, EUROPEAN REVIEW, Vol: 21, Pages: S32-S39, ISSN: 1062-7987

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Hand DJ, Anagnostopoulos C, 2013, When is the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve an appropriate measure of classifier performance?, PATTERN RECOGNITION LETTERS, Vol: 34, Pages: 492-495, ISSN: 0167-8655

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Henrion M, Hand DJ, Gandy A, Mortlock DJet al., 2013, CASOS: a Subspace Method for Anomaly Detection in High Dimensional Astronomical Databases, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND DATA MINING, Vol: 6, Pages: 53-72, ISSN: 1932-1864

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Bentham J, Hand DJ, 2012, Data mining from a patient safety database: the lessons learned, DATA MINING AND KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY, Vol: 24, Pages: 195-217, ISSN: 1384-5810

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Hand DJ, 2012, Statistical Concepts: A Second Course, 4th edition, INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL REVIEW, Vol: 80, Pages: 491-491, ISSN: 0306-7734

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Hand DJ, 2012, Assessing the Performance of Classification Methods, INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL REVIEW, Vol: 80, Pages: 400-414, ISSN: 0306-7734

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Hand DJ, 2012, An Introduction to Statistical Concepts, 3rd edition, INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL REVIEW, Vol: 80, Pages: 489-491, ISSN: 0306-7734

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Hand DJ, 2012, Credit scoring, insurance and discrimination, Statistics, Science and Public Policy XVI, Editors: Herzberg, Pages: 85-90, ISBN: 9781553393825

BOOK CHAPTER

Hand DJ, Crowder MJ, 2012, Overcoming selectivity bias in evaluating new fraud detection systems for revolving credit operations, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FORECASTING, Vol: 28, Pages: 216-223, ISSN: 0169-2070

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