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Chris Dent's work featured by the Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute features Chris Dent's work on modelling risks and supporting decision making.

Prof. Chris Dent
Prof. Chris Dent

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of models and data in decision-making has been at the forefront of public debate. We have seen prime time television briefings from the government in which modelling results have been presented, and many comment pieces in the mainstream press about methodology associated with model-based decision support.

However, the use of models to support important decisions is not as new as its recent public prominence. A new white paper on 'The use of multiple models within an organisation' discusses this topic. Find out more by reading the accompanying Turing Blog: How to model future risks to support better decision-making.



Chris Dent is Professor of Industrial Mathematics;  Director of the Statistical Consulting Unit at the University of Edinburgh; and a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute.