Elected: 2018
Discipline: Informatics, Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Ruth King FLSW FRSE

Thomas Bayes' Professor of Statistics, University of Edinburgh.

Professor Ruth King was appointed the Thomas Bayes’ Chair of Statistics in the School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, in 2015, previously working as a Lecturer, then Reader, at the University of St Andrews (2003–15). Her research focuses on the development of novel statistical techniques applied to a range of different application areas, particularly within ecology, epidemiology or medicine. This research is often interdisciplinary in nature, relying on strong collaborative links with other researchers.