Members and collaborators

Principal members

  1. Professor Edward Kissin, Professor in Pure Mathematics
  2. Dr Zhanyuan Hou, Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics
  3. Dr Graham Taylor-Russell, Principal Lecturer in Mathematics
  4. Dr Robert Rigby, Reader in Statistics, External Associate Lecturer
  5. Professor Mikis Stasinopoulos, Professor in Statistics, External Associate Lecturer
  6. Professor Robert Gilchrist, Professor in Statistics, External Associate Lecturer



Each member of the team brings invaluable expertise relevant to the Centre's work:

Z Hou

Dr Zhanyuan Hou has been undertaking collaborative research since 2010 with Dr Stephen Baigent (UCL), who specialises in mathematical biology and dynamical systems. They have published a series of joint papers (see [1] and [3] in Recent Publications section). This collaboration of research will continue in the immediate and longer term, to produce high quality outputs and external funding. Dr Hou is also interested in discrete dynamical systems and has published some joint papers on difference equation with his PhD student S Wu (see [4] and [5] in Recent Publications section).

Since 2013 Dr Hou has been a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Mathematical Research and Applications. He has been refereeing articles for many academic journals (eg Theory in Biosciences, Acta Math Sci, Journal of Biological Dynamics, Communications on Pure and Applied Analysis, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computing, Mathematical Bioscience, Nonlinear Analysis, Proceedings of American Math Soc, etc) and contributing reviews for Mathematical Review and zbMATH.

E Kissin

Prof. Kissin specialises in the field of operator theory, the theory of Banach algebras and invariant subspace theory and the theory of algebra and group representations.

In a joint paper (see [5] in Recent Publications section) with his PhD student T Formisano, Prof. Kissin investigated the structure of Lp-spaces of operators from Schatten ideals and obtain analogues of Clarkson-McCarthy inequalities for these spaces.

In a series of collaborative project with VS Shulman (Russia) (see [1]-[4] in Recent Publications section) they investigated non-unitary representations of nilpotent groups, their cohomologies, extensions and neutral cocycles in cohomology.

Since 2010, Prof. Kissin has been a member of the editorial board for the Eurasian Mathematical Journal. He was an invited lecturer at Gotheburg conference on operator theory in 2011 and has given talks at various British universities and abroad. Prof. Kissin has been a peer review assessor of articles submitted to leading mathematical journals (eg Journal and Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, Journal of Functional Analysis, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, Indiana University Mathematical Journal, Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society, etc) and for many years has been refereeing numerous papers for Mathematical Reviews.

R Gilchrist

Prof. Gilchrist collaborated with van den Hout (Cambridge) and van der Heijden (Utrecht) on randomised response models and with Rudge (London Met) on the modelling of fuel poverty and poor housing. Prof. Gilchrist was also an assessor for the ESRC Research Fellowship Scheme.

R Rigby and D Stasinopoulos

Dr Rigby and Prof. Stasinopoulos work closely together on the development of the theory and application of generalised additive models for scale, location and shape (GAMLSS) and on the associated GAMLSS, R software. The Statistics Group in StORM has regularly provided online consultancy throughout the Research Excellence Framework (REF) period on the R GAMLSS software which is used worldwide. There is a dedicated GAMLSS website managed by StORM.

They have collaborated with Prof. van Buuren, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, (University of Utrecht, the Netherlands) and Dr DJ Hayes, Dr FO Ter Keile and Dr DJ Terlouw (Child and Reproductive Health Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK), on estimating regional centile curves from mixed data sources and countries. Further collaboration has been with Graciela-Muniz Terrera and Ardo van den Hout (MRC Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Public Health, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 OSR, UK) on non-parametric random effects and with Carlo Di Maio (Deutsche Bank SpA, del Calendario 3, 20126 Milano, Italy) and Matsumoto K (Kyoto University Japan) on agent-based computational economics of the global energy system, ACEGES). In the area of long-range forecasting of intermittent streamflow, Dr Rigby and Prof. Stasinopoulos have worked with FF van Ogtrop and RW Vervoort, (Hydrology Research Laboratory Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia) and GZ Heller, (Department of Statistics, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia). Prof. Stasinopoulos has collaborated on interdisciplinary research in health and nutrition health and biology and sports science.

Members and collaborators