About

Aug 22, 2015 · 207 words · 1 minute read

Hi there!

I’m Erle1, a London-based statistician turned bioinformatician and hobby programmer. I like using simple statistics to tackle big problems and fancy statistics to tackle everyday ones – and a lot of scenarios in between.

I currently work at the Institute of Cancer Research in Chelsea. As part of the Breast Cancer Bioinformatics Team, I develop pipelines, help wet lab scientists make sense of their data, and pursue my own research projects. In the past I’ve interned in other fields, including energy modelling and computational sociology.

In addition to dabbling in many areas of statistics, I’ve been known to change countries frequently. Before moving to London, I did a master’s degree in statistics at the University of Waterloo in Canada and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. I dream of moving the entire city of Toronto to the Swiss Alps, and living out the rest of my days there.

When I’m not crunching data, I can often be found consuming hot beverages, listening to podcasts, and taking pictures. I also enjoy teaching, and I’m always on the lookout for new volunteer opportunities.

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  1. Suggested pronunciation “Earl-e” – unless you know what you’re doing! [return]