Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Lecturer in Statistics



+44 (0)20 7594 2936h.battey Website




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, Vol:106, ISSN:0006-3444, Pages:605-617

Battey H, Cox DR, Jackson MV, 2019, On the linear in probability model for binary data, Royal Society Open Science, Vol:6

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

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

Battey HS, Zhu Z, Fan J, et al., 2018, Distributed testing and estimation in sparse high dimensional models, Annals of Statistics, Vol:46, Pages:1352-1382

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, Pages:8592-8595

Battey HS, 2017, Eigen structure of a new class of structured covariance and inverse covariance matrices, Bernoulli, Vol:23, Pages:3166-3177

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