Dr Aaron Lowther

Dr Aaron Lowther

Research Associate in Statistics

Lancaster University

About me

I am a research associate in Statistics at Lancaster University working on the project titled “Methodologically enhanced virtual labs for early warning of significant change in ecosystems: Changepoints for a changing planet”. My role on this project is to develop novel changepoint approaches that are suitable for a range of ecological applications. More information about this project can be found here.

I completed my PhD in Statistics & Operational research at the STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training in 2019 with the thesis titled ‘‘Multivariate response predictor selection methods: with applications to telecommunications time series data’'. My project was in collaboration with BT Applied Research. I am currently working on a python package that implements the methods I developed in my thesis. It will soon be available on github.

Research interests

  • Changepoint analysis
  • Predictor selection
  • Time series
  • Optimisation methods for statistical analysis

Education

  • PhD in Statistics & Operational Research, 2019

    Lancaster University

  • MRes Statistics & Operational Research, 2015

    Lancaster University

  • BSc in Mathematics, 2014

    Lancaster University

Skills

R

Statistics

Python

Git

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Research Associate

Mathematics & Statistics Department

Jan 2020 – Present Lancaster University
I am working on the UKRI funded Digital Environment project. This is a collaborative project with the School of Computing and Communications SCC, the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology UKCEH and the Mathematics & Statistics department.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Associate

Mathematics & Statistics Department

Mar 2019 – Dec 2019 Lancaster University
For a short time I worked on the Innovate UK funded Liverpool-Humber Optimisation of Freight Transport (LHOFT) project developing probabilistic learning models and forecasting tools.
 
 
 
 
 

PhD Student

STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

Oct 2015 – Sep 2019 Lancaster University
I completed my PhD at the STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training supervised by Dr Matthew Nunes, Professor Paul Fearnhead and Dr Kjeld Jensen. My project was funded by BT Applied Research and the EPSRC. I developed a semi-automated approach to select predictors and estimate multiple Regression-SARIMA models.

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