John Aston

Room: D1.03

I am the Harding Professor of Statistics in Public Life, which was formerly known as the Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk.

I am an active member of the EPSRC Centre for Mathematical and Statistical Analysis of Multimodal Clinical Imaging Data and on the management board of the Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information.

My interests include all areas of Applied Statistics but particularly Official and Public Policy Statistics, Statistical Neuroimaging and Statistical Linguistics. I have methodological interests amongst other things in Functional Data Analysis, Time Series Analysis, Image Analysis, Changepoint Analysis, and Spatial-Temporal Statistics.

Information on Journal Publications.

Past and Present PhD Students and PDRAs.

From 2017-2020, I was on secondment as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office.

My previous EPSRC Fellowship Project Functional Object Data Analysis and its Applications

From 2015-2017, I was a trustee and member of the board of directors of the Alan Turing Institute.

Prior to being at Cambridge, I held academic positions at the University of Warwick and at Academia Sinica.

I was secretary of the Royal Statistical Society Research Section during 2013-2014

If you are interested in more general science articles about my work, see here

My research has been generously supported by:
Marie Curie

Contact Details:

John Aston
Statistical Laboratory
University of Cambridge
Wilberforce Road
Cambridge CB3 0WB

Tel: +44-(0)-1223-766535

Last updated January 2021.