Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Lecturer in Statistics



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545Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a Lecturer in the Statistics Section of the Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London. I also hold an EPSRC research fellowship until January 2020.

For information about my research please see

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Battey HS, 2019, On sparsity scales and covariance matrix transformations, Biometrika, ISSN:0006-3444

Battey HS, Cox DR, Jackson MV, 2019, On the linear in probability model for binary data, Royal Society Open Science, Vol:6, ISSN:2054-5703, Pages:190067-190067

Battey HS, Cox DR, 2018, Large numbers of explanatory variables: a probabilistic assessment, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, Vol:474, ISSN:1364-5021

Avella-Medina M, Battey HS, Fan J, et al., 2018, Robust estimation of high-dimensional covariance and precision matrices, Biometrika, Vol:105, ISSN:0006-3444, Pages:271-284

Battey H, Fan J, Liu H, et al., 2018, DISTRIBUTED TESTING AND ESTIMATION UNDER SPARSE HIGH DIMENSIONAL MODELS, Annals of Statistics, Vol:46, ISSN:0090-5364, Pages:1352-1382

Battey H, 2017, Eigen structure of a new class of covariance and inverse covariance matrices, Bernoulli, Vol:23, ISSN:1350-7265, Pages:3166-3177

Cox DR, Battey HS, 2017, Large numbers of explanatory variables, a semi-descriptive analysis, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:114, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:8592-8595

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