School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Staff Profile

Dr Colin Gillespie

Senior Lecturer in Statistics


Colin is the author of Efficient R Programming, published by O'Reilly media and a DataCamp presenter. He has published over 40 peer reviewed journal articles in applied and methodological statistics and successfully supervised 5 PhD students. His areas of expertise are high performance statistical computing, bayesian statistics and stochastic kinetic modelling. Over the last few years, he has worked with numerous companies, including, Shell, the NHS, MoD, and a number of Banks.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Statistics PG selector

As a consultant I run R courses in conjunction with an external company, Jumping Rivers

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Research Interests

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  • Parallel computing;
  • Bayesian statistics;
  • Moment closure;
  • Stochastic kinetic models.