Thomas Pinder

Statistics PhD Student

Lancaster University


I am a statistics PhD student at Lancaster University, focussing on developing more scalable Gaussian processes in order to model the genetic and environmental effects of air quality. Prior to this, I studied an MSc in Data Science at Lancaster University, and before that a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Reading. Before undertaking a PhD, I worked as an NLP Data Scientist at Relative Insight, researching and developing an abstractive text summarisation tool. To learn a little more about me, click here.


  • Gaussian processes
  • Probabilistic modelling
  • Computational statistics


  • PhD in Statistics, 2018-Present

    Lancaster University

  • MSc in Data Science, 2018

    Lancaster University

  • BSc in Mathematics & Statistics, 2017

    University of Reading

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Extensions to Gaussian Processes
Towards Large Scale Ad-Hoc Teamwork
Gentle Introduction to POMCP