Daniel Williams



About Me

I am one of the nine original COMPASS students, meaning I started in September 2019 (and managed to get nearly a year without COVID interference). I studied a masters in mathematics at the University of Exeter; where I focused on statistics based courses, as well as a plethora of climate science/environmental mathematics. I am now in the 3rd year of my PhD.

At the beginning of my 3rd year, I undertook an internship with Adarga, where I worked on a lot of natural language processing applications related to my work.

My Research Interests

My PhD supervisor is Dr Song Liu, and together we work on the following topics:

  • Unnormalised Density Modelling
  • Truncated Data Estimation
  • Natural Language Processing

I seek to find new and interesting ways for which we can all do statistics, data science and machine learning. What if we don’t have a full dataset available? What if our data don’t lie on a Euclidean space?

I am also curious in quantifying uncertainty in Deep Learning, and interested in any work that seeks to ‘bridge the gap’ between common statistical techniques and more computer-sciencey machine learning ones.

Resources about me

My professional CV can be found here, and my GitHub profile can be found here.

You can read more about my studies, research and personal projects on my personal webpage here: https://dannyjameswilliams.co.uk.

My Contact Info

Please get in touch if you have any interesting ideas related to my research interests, my e-mail address is daniel.williams[at]bristol.ac.uk. I would be more than happy to discuss any possibilities, partnerships or collaborations!

You can also find me on Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/dannyjameswilliams/, and Twitter: twitter.com/DanielW966.

Skip to toolbar