Dr Quentin Berthet

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Research interests

My research is focused on the theoretical understanding of statistical procedures. I study fundamental problems related to modern datasets such as computational constraints, heterogeneity of the data or presence of errors. I am interested in taking into account societal concerns in the analysis of data, by considering ethical aspects (privacy, security of data), as well as ways to guide decision making in a data-driven way. I use tools from Statistics and Probability Theory, as well as from Optimisation, Information Theory and Computer Science.


About us

The Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) brings together researchers and expertise from across the academic departments and industry to drive research into the analysis, understanding and use of data science.

The Centre is funded by a series of collaborations with partners in business and industry which have an interest in using data science for the benefit of their customers and their organisations. Our founding partner is Aviva, the UK’s leading insurance company. We work with industrial partners to build a portfolio of collaborative research projects, provide professional development opportunities for their own staff and access to the full breadth and depth of the University’s talent pool in the area of data science.

With unprecedented access to increasing volumes of data, our research ranges from the underlying fundamentals in mathematics and computer science, to data science applications across all six University Schools of Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology.

In parallel, our research addresses important issues around law, ethics and economics, in order to apply data science to solve challenging problems for society.

C2D3 supports collaboration and knowledge transfer in this growing field.

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