Benjamin Stokell

Statistical Laboratory
University of Cambridge
Wilberforce Road
Office: FL.03
Tel: +44 1223 337857


I am a PhD student in the Statistical Laboratory within the Department of Pure Maths and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Rajen Shah. I am a member of the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information as well as Gonville and Caius College, which is where I completed my undergraduate studies and am currently on the MCR committee. My CV can be found here.


My research interests are centred around methodology for high-dimensional statistics and large-scale data analysis. In particular, I am currently interested in theoretical and computational aspects of estimators and algorithms under sparse structural assumptions. A recording of a talk I gave recently, giving a brief overview of one of my current projects, can be found here.

Applications I am interested in include medicine and volcanology; I also help out at the Statistics Clinic.


I supervise Part IA Probability, Part IB Markov Chains and Part II Statistical Modelling. I also give example classes for Part III Modern Statistical Methods.