# Staff Profile

## Professor Murray Pollock

### Director of Statistics and Data Science, Professor of Statistics and Data Science

I am currently the Director of Statistics and Data Science (i.e. Head of Section) within the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University, and a Professor of Statistics and Data Science (substantive position). I hold additional responsibility as the Director for the CDT in Cloud Computing and Big Data (run jointly with the School of Computing). My research is primarily in computational statistics and data science, and is broadly concerned with addressing practical constraints that arise in modern inferential application settings (for instance algorithmic scalability with data size, working under data privacy constraints, and methodological design in parallel and distributed computing environments).

For the current academic year, I am teaching MAS8953 Computational Statistics.