Darren Wilkinson PhD
Darren Wilkinson is Professor of Stochastic Modelling within the School of Mathematics & Statistics. He was educated at the University of Durham, where he did a degree in Mathematics followed by a PhD in Bayesian Statistics. After a year as a research associate at Durham, he took up a Lectureship at Newcastle in 1996, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2003, and then to Professor in 2007. He began working on problems in statistical bioinformatics and computational systems biology shortly after moving to Newcastle. The first edition of his textbook on Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology was published in 2006, and a second edition was published in 2011. From 2008-2011 he held a 3 year BBSRC Research Development Fellowship to study stochasticity and heterogeneity in model biological systems. He now co-directs Newcastle's EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data, building on existing interests in modelling large and complex data sets in molecular biology and genomics.