Machine learning and Statistics are two inter-linked data analysis activities and members are associated with one or more of these topics.
The Machine Learning and Statistics group comprises ten faculty members, eight research assistants and between 10 and 20 PhD students. As such, it is one of the largest such groups in the UK. It runs an MSc in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining and over 80 of Aviva's staff have now graduated from that course.
As well as working in the financial services sector, practical work at UEA has been undertaken on health related data with major studies in osteoporosis, cardio vascular disease and gastroenterology. Supporting this research, in the last five years funding has been received from BBSRC, EPSRC and The Royal Society as well as numerous companies (including Alston Transport, Derbyshire Police, Lanner Group, Master Foods, MET Office, National Air Traffic Services, Aviva, Process Evolution Ltd., Simultec AG (Zurich) and Virgin Money). Graduates in this area are highly sought after as industry and commerce begin to exploit their data.