Prof. Mark Jerrum (Queen Mary University London)

Perfect sampling, old and new The possibility of obtaining perfect samples efficiently from a complex probability distribution entered the consciousness of the community in the mid-nineties with the invention of `coupling from the past’ by Propp and Wilson.  The study of perfect samplers of course has considerable theoretical appeal.  But, in addition, their ‘self clocking’ aspect may have practical advantages.  […]

Whittaker Prize winner 2023

Prof. Jonathan Fraser (University of St Andrews) The Sir Edmund Whittaker Memorial Prize for 2023 has been awarded to Professor Jonathan Fraser of the University of St Andrews in recognition of his outstanding research achievements.

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