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Dr Adam Sykulski

Senior Lecturer in Data Science

Adam Sykulski

Lancaster University

Fylde College



United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 593450

Research overview

Adam is a statistician and data scientist with a focus on spatiotemporal statistics. Adam's application interests include oceanography, geophysics, biomedical sciences, management sciences and finance. Methodological interests span time series and spatial statistics, including frequency-domain analysis, stochastic modelling, parameter estimation, uncertainty quantification, and hypothesis testing.

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the broad areas of time series and spatial statistics. Proposals are welcome in developing methodological and computational advances in space-time “big data” analysis, as well as the application of such methods in areas including oceanography, climate, public health, and finance.

My Role

Programme co-Director, MSc Data Science (c.70 students per year)

Theme Lead (Data Science Methods), Centre of Excellence in Environmental Data Science

Seminar Organiser, Data Science Institute

Early Career Representative, Lancaster University Research Committee

External Roles

- Discussion Papers Editor, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society

- External Examiner, University of Liverpool

- Working Group Member, US Climate Variability and Predictability Program, Ocean Uncertainty Quantification

- Member, Environmental Statistics Committee, Royal Statistical Society

Current Teaching

MATH104 Statistics (1st Year Undergrad module in the Mathematics & Statistics Department, c.300 students)

PhD Supervisions Completed

Dr Michael O'Malley (Lancaster, 2018-2022)

Dr Nicola Rennie (Lancaster, 2018-2021)

Dr Arthur P Guillaumin (UCL, 2014-2017)

PhDs Examined

Dr Jordan Richards (Lancaster University)

Dr Robert Shooter (Lancaster University)

Dr Rebecca Wilson (Lancaster University)

Career Details

2007 MSci Mathematics (Imperial College London)

2007-08 Corporate Analyst (Lazard, London)

2008-11 PhD Mathematics (Imperial College London)

2011-14 PostDoctoral Research Associate (Univesity College London)

2014-16 Marie Curie Sklodowska Fellow (NorthWest Research Associates, Seattle, USA)

2016-17 Marie Curie Sklodowska Fellow (Univesity College London)

2017-21 Lecturer in Data Science (Lancaster University)

2021- Senior Lecturer in Data Science (Lancaster University)

Supervised By

For PhD: Prof Nial Adams (Imperial)

For PhD: Prof Nick Jennings (Imperial)

For MSc: Prof Sofia Olhede (EPFL)

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