Mark is an ecologist, lecturer, data consultant and author specialising in data analysis with a focus on R: the statistical programming language. Mark runs training courses in data analysis and statistics through his company DataAnalytics.org.uk. Previously, he has worked as an Associate Tutor at the Field Studies Council and as an Associate Lecturer at the Open University, teaching ecology and environmental science. Mark has published five textbooks, such as The Essential R Reference and Community Ecology - Analytical Methods Using R and Excel. He holds a PhD in Ecology from the Open University.
Bhramar is the John D. Kalbfleisch Collegiate Professor and Chair at the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She is also Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, and Professor in Global Public Health as well as Research Professor and Core Faculty Member at the Michigan Institute of Data Science. Bhramar serves as the Associate Director for Quantitative Data Sciences at University of Michigan’s Rogel Cancer Center. Her research interests include statistical methods for analysis of electronic health records, studies of gene-environment interaction, Bayesian methods, shrinkage estimation, analysis of multiple pollutants. She has led numerous collaborations in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, reproductive health, exposure science and environmental epidemiology. Bhramar has co-authored more than 300 publications in statistics, biostatistics, medicine and public health and is serving as Principal Investigator on NSF and NIH funded grants. She is the founding director of the University of Michigan’s summer institute on Big Data and a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is the recipient of many awards for her scholarship, service and teaching at the University of Michigan and beyond.
Andrea joined Nature Physics in 2014, having previously worked for Nature Communications and Nature Materials. A graduate of University College London (UCL), he also completed his PhD in statistical physics at UCL. Following a placement at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France, he undertook postdoctoral work at Uppsala University in Sweden, investigating the dynamics of low-dimensional magnetic systems.