The London School of Economics and Political Science is pleased to announce Dr Mona Azadkia and Dr Francesca Panero its two newest Assistant Professors to join the Department of Statistics.

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked number one in Europe for social sciences by the 2020/2021 QS World Rankings. With 18 Nobel Prize winners and 37 past or present heads of state, the LSE is a truly influential and international university at the forefront of global policy debate. The Department of Statistics, headed by Professor Fiona Steele CBE, is home to internationally respected experts in statistics and data science.

Society was asked to assist LSE by conducting a global search to look for talented statisticians who will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching

Since completing her PhD in Statistics at Stanford University, Mona has been a Postdoctoral Researcher at ETH Zurich. Her current research broadly covers problems in high-dimensional statistics, non-parametric estimation, and she is also working on new methodologies for understanding the dependency structure in the data, and the application in causal inference.

Hannah recently completed a DPhil in Statistics at the University of Oxford. During this, she worked with Professor François Caron and Professor Judith Rousseau on random graphs, exploring both asymptotical properties of models based on graphex processes and new modelling approaches to describe spatial networks.

We wish Mona and Hannah the best of luck at LSE and look forward to following their careers.