Professor John Aston

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Chief Scientific Adviser, Home Office
Professor of Statistics, Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Professor John Aston is Chief Scientific Adviser at the Home Officer, and Professor of Statistics in the Statistical Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. John is also a member of the board of directors of the Alan Turing Institute, and Co-Director 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. He also has an active collaboration with the Office for National Statistics.

John's interests include all areas of Applied Statistics but particularly Statistical Neuroimaging and Statistical Linguistics. John has methodological interests amongst other things in Functional Data Analysis, Time Series Analysis, Image Analysis, Changepoint Analysis, and Spatial-Temporal Statistics.

Prior to taking up his position at Cambridge, John held academic positions at the University of Warwick and at Academia Sinica in Taiwan.

  • 29 June 2017

    2017 CSaP Annual Conference: How does academia contribute to the work of government?

    Our 2017 annual conference will bring together members of our extensive network to discuss some of the opportunities for policy makers at both local and national levels to draw on academic expertise in support of more effective policy making.

  • 6 June 2017, 5:30pm

    Dr S T Lee Public Policy Lecture: Geoff Mulgan, Nesta

    This lecture will present examples of how the world could be more collectively intelligent about collective intelligence, and how we might avoid a widening gap between the technical achievements of artificial machine intelligence, and the actual intelligence of the systems on which our lives depend.