James Thornton

PhD student in the Computational Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML) research group within the Department of Statistics at the University of Oxford, supervised by George Deligiannidis (Oxford) and Arnaud Doucet (DeepMind/ Oxford). I am interested in developing new methodology at the intersection of Monte Carlo sampling, Optimal Transport and machine learning.

Prior to Oxford, I worked in a modelling and analytics role for investment management firm, BlackRock. I completed my undergraduate and Master’s studies in Statistics at Warwick University where I worked with Anthony Lee on Monte Carlo methods for Bayesian non-parametric models.