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Professor David Leslie

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David Leslie

Lancaster University

Fylde College

LA1 4YF

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 593063

Profile

I am currently a Professor in the Mathematics and Statistics Department at Lancaster University.  I research statistical learning, decision-making, and game theory.  My research on bandit algorithms is used by many of the world's largest companies to balance exploration and exploitation in real time website optimisation. Prior to my position at Lancaster, I was a senior lecturer in the statistics group of the School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, where I was co-director of the EPSRC-funded cross-disciplinary decision-making research group at the University of Bristol. I was also a partner in the ALADDIN project, a large strategic partnership between BAE Systems and EPSRC, and involving researchers from Imperial College, Southampton, Oxford, Bristol and BAE Systems.

Research Interests

  • statistical learning
  • decision-making
  • game theory, particularly learning in games
  • reinforcement learning
  • stochastic approximation

External Roles

I have held numerous roles at the Royal Statistical Society.  These include elected Council member, member of the long term strategy group, member of the Academic Affairs Advisory Group, and chair of the Applied Probability Section.  I am currently a member of the Research Section Committee.

I am also on the programme committe of the London Mathematical Society.

PhD Supervisions Completed

I have had the privilege to supervise some great students.  The following have finished and moved on:

I am always on the lookout for the next good research student. However, note that it is essentially impossible for me to find financial support for students from outside the EU.

External PhD Supervision

I still supervise Christopher Sherfield at University of Bristol, abd was also fortunate enough to be working with a great post-doc Gaurav Malhotra, on the decision-making project.

Web Links

A small amount of further information is available on my personal webpage

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