Mathematical Sciences

Department staff

Dr Diwei Zhou

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Senior Lecturer in Statistics

  • February 2020 – present: Senior Lecturer in Statistics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University.
  • February 2015 – January 2020: Lecturer in Statistics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University.
  • August 2012 – January 2015: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brighton.
  • September 2009 — July 2012: Lecturer in Statistics, School of Technology, University of Wolverhampton.
  • September 2006 — August 2009: PhD (funded by a Marie Curie research fellowship), School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham. 
  • Statistics for medical image analysis and chemical imaging
  • Bayesian statistics
  • Computational statistics
  • Medical statistics

Chair of Royal Statistical Society East Midlands Group 

Member of Royal Statistical Society

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA UK)

Member of London Mathematical Society

  • Programme director - Mathematics with Statistics (BSc Hons)
  • Programme director - Mathematics and Sport Science (BSc Hons)
  • MAC170 Medical Statistics, Module leader
  • Statistics advisor, Mathematics Education Centre, Loughborough University

Current PhD students:

Lei Ye (Jan 2017 - present). Principal supervisor. Joint with Eugenie Hunsicker and Baihua Li.

Stefan Calvert (Sept 2019 - present), Data-Driven Analytical and Statistical Modelling (Sept 2019 - present). Co-Supervisor. Principal supervisor: Prof. Steven Kenny.

Completed PhD projects:

Khawla Mahmood (Oct 2014 – Nov 2018). Thesis: Statistical Analysis for Decomposed Multivariate Time Series Data with an application to Water Discharge Forecasting.

Safa Elsheikh (Oct 2013 – June 2018). Thesis: Computational Statistics for Human Brain Diffusion Tensor Image Analysis.

Jiajia Yan (Feb 2012 – Nov 2016). Thesis: Statistical Analysis on Diffusion Tensor Estimation.


Safa Elsheikh (Oct 2019 - present). Musculoskeletal Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Image Analysis 

  • £60K. PI. Development of a software tool for musculoskeletal diffusion tensor image analysis, funded by the High Education Innovation Fund and EPSRC IAA. (2019- 2020)
  • £70K. Co-I, Data Driven Analytic and Statistical Modelling, An industry sponsored research project. (2019- 2022)
  • £5K. PI. Development of Non-Euclidean Diffusion Tensor Image Analysis Software, funded by EPSRC IAA. (2017)
  • £2K. Co-I. Detection and Identification of Nanoplastics using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, funded by EPSRC through NanoPrime scheme. (2018)
  • £4.5K. PI. Statistical analysis of thermal thresholds detection, funded by GB Electronics (UK). (2014)