Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Lecturer in Machine Learning and Big Data







6M47Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a lecturer in the statistics section of the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London, joint with the Data Science Institute. I am also part of the Machine Learning Initiative at Imperial. My research is on scalable methods and flexible models for spatiotemporal statistics and Bayesian machine learning, applied to public policy and social science. I've worked on application areas that include public health, crime, voting patterns, filter bubbles / echo chambers in media, the regulation of machine learning algorithms, and emotion.

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Crawford L, Flaxman SR, Runcie DE, et al., Variable Prioritization in Nonlinear Black Box Methods: A Genetic Association Case Study

Flaxman SR, Teh YW, Sejdinovic D, Poisson Intensity Estimation with Reproducing Kernels, Electronic Journal of Statistics, ISSN:1935-7524

Keeffe J, Casson R, Pesudovs K, et al., Prevalence and causes of vision loss in South-east Asia and Oceania in 2015: magnitude, temporal trends, and projections, British Journal of Ophthalmology, ISSN:0007-1161


Abbati G, Tosi A, Osborne M, et al., AdaGeo: Adaptive Geometric Learning for Optimization and Sampling, AISTATS

Hu A, Flaxman S, KDD 2018, KDD 2018

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