Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Professor of Statistics



+44 (0)20 7594 8837n.adams Website




544Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Niall Adams is Professor of Statistics at Imperial College London. In addition to a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, he conducts research in classification, data mining, streaming data analysis and spatial statistics. Applications for this research are diverse, including bioinformatics, cyber-security  and retail finance.

Dr Niall Adams' personal web page can be found at




Other Significant Activities

Editorial panel for Applied Statistics,  Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C (2008-2012)

Editorial panel for Statistical Analysis and Data Mining (2009-2014)

Plenary Lectures

Ed: Big Data in Cyber-Security: Host-Based IP Flow Monitoring using Adaptive Estimation”, (invited keynote) SITA 13, 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems: Theories and Applications, Rabat, Morocco, (2013)

“Efficient streaming classification methods”, (invited), German Classification Society, Karlshrue, Germany (2010). 

 “Temporally-adaptive linear classification for handling population drift in credit scoring”, (invited), COMPSTAT 2010, Paris, France (2010). 



Plasse J, Adams N, 2019, Multiple changepoint detection in categorical data streams, Statistics and Computing, ISSN:0960-3174

Bakoben M, Bellotti A, Adams N, Identification of credit risk based on cluster analysis of account behaviours, Journal of the Operational Research Society, ISSN:0160-5682

Lau FD-H, Adams NM, Girolami MA, et al., 2018, The role of statistics in data-centric engineering, Statistics & Probability Letters, Vol:136, ISSN:0167-7152, Pages:58-62

Noble J, Adams NM, 2018, Real-Time Dynamic Network Anomaly Detection, Ieee Intelligent Systems, Vol:33, ISSN:1541-1672, Pages:5-18


Ward S, Cohen E, Adams N, Fusing multimodal microscopy data for improved cell boundary estimation and fluorophore localization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers

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