Ranking Methodologies

Lead Research Organisation: University of Warwick
Department Name: Statistics


Brief description of the context of the research including potential impact

Ranking is used frequently in modern society, whether that be in understanding the relative influence of different actors in a particular system, determining preferences in a commercial environment, or determining the outcome of tournaments. By further developing the methodologies used, these practices may be made more meaningful, more efficient and fairer. It is anticipated that the methodological work undertaken will have a very wide span of potential areas of impact, ranging from financial markets to the rules of sports tournaments.

Aims and objectives

The research will aim to develop novel methodologies to be employed in ranking and to demonstrate their applicability to a range of application environments.

Novelty of research methodology

The PhD will consist of the development of novel statistical methodologies. Research will be in the context of specific real world problems, but will seek to develop novel methodologies to be employed in these situations.

Alignment to EPSRC strategy

In line with the Strategic Plan 2015, this research will contribute to 'developing our fundamental understanding of the world'. Given the wide scope of applicability it is hoped that there can be meaningful 'economic and social impact' based on this research.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509796/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
2027000 Studentship EP/N509796/1 01/09/2018 28/02/2022 Ian Allister Hamilton
EP/R513374/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2023
2027000 Studentship EP/R513374/1 01/09/2018 28/02/2022 Ian Allister Hamilton