Imperial College London

Dr Ed Cohen

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Reader in Statistics



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Ed Cohen is a Reader in Statistics in the Department of Mathematics. His research interests lie broadly in the areas of statistical signal and image processing. Particular areas of focus include: the development of wavelet and spectral methodology for the analysis of multivariate point processes, change point detection, adaptive estimation, and self-exciting processes - including issues of identifiability and estimation when event data is aggregated. He also develops methodology for the quantitative analysis of bioimaging data with interests including spatial statistics, clustering, molecular counting and metrology.

Motivated by applications in engineering and the natural sciences his collaborators include the Ward-Ober lab at University of Southampton, the Experimental Biophysics & Nanotechnology group at University of Birmingham, the Quantitative and Nanobiophysics Lab at UCL, and the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation at UCL.

Ed currently teaches Time Series Analysis and has previously taught Multivariate Analysis, Statistical Pattern Recognition, and Nonparametric Smoothing and Wavelets.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Nieves D, Pike J, Levet F, et al., A framework for evaluating the performance of SMLM cluster analysis algorithms, Nature Methods, ISSN:1548-7091

Cohen E, Gibberd A, 2022, Wavelet spectra for multivariate point processes, Biometrika, Vol:109, ISSN:0006-3444, Pages:837-851

Shlomovich L, Cohen E, Adams N, A parameter estimation method for multivariate aggregated Hawkes processes, Statistics and Computing, ISSN:0960-3174

Shlomovich L, Cohen E, Adams N, et al., 2022, Parameter estimation of binned Hawkes processes, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Vol:31, ISSN:1061-8600, Pages:990-1000

Patel L, David W, Owen D, et al., 2021, Blinking statistics and molecular counting in direct stochastic reconstruction microscopy (dSTORM), Bioinformatics, Vol:37, ISSN:1367-4803, Pages:2730-2737

Boland MA, Cohen EAK, Flaxman SR, et al., 2021, Improving axial resolution in Structured Illumination Microscopy using deep learning, Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions A. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol:379, ISSN:1364-503X

Ward S, Cohen E, Adams N, 2021, Testing for complete spatial randomness on three dimensional bounded convex shapes, Spatial Statistics, Vol:41, ISSN:2211-6753

Patel L, Cohen E, Ober R, et al., 2019, A hidden Markov model approach to characterizing the photo-switching behavior of fluorophores, Annals of Applied Statistics, Vol:13, ISSN:1932-6157, Pages:1397-1429

Cohen E, Abraham A, Ramakrishnan S, et al., 2019, Resolution limit of image analysis algorithms, Nature Communications, Vol:10, ISSN:2041-1723

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