Welsh Crucible 2014
Jonathan Gillard is a lecturer in Statistics at Cardiff School of Mathematics, who studied for a PhD investigating measurement error models and their practical applications. One particular application involved developing optimal screening strategies for Down’s syndrome. Jonathan is currently working towards Chartered Statistician accreditation with the Royal Statistical Society, and has obtained a postgraduate qualification in learning and teaching. Jonathan is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is a statistics tutor on the Cardiff University’s Maths Support Service. Jonathan has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has experience of supervising MSc and PhD students. He is presently actively pursuing a number of research interests and has wide experience of interdisciplinary and collaborative work. His main research interest at present is investigating the problem of approximating given matrices by matrices of lower rank, and applying this to the analysis of time series, and signal processing. Jonathan has a number of on-going industrial collaborations applying novel mathematical methods to their specific modelling problems. Examples include predicting the number of ambulances required by the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust at a specific moment, dealing with non-response in household surveys sent by the Office for National Statistics, and computing the minimal detectable change of common physiological tests used by physiotherapists in work sponsored by the European Huntington’s Disease Network.
Jonathan has been promoted to Reader & Director of Admissions in the School of Mathematics at Cardiff University.