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.