Sir Bernard Silverman FRS
I am a statistician whose research has ranged widely across theoretical and practical aspects of statistics. The focus has been on computational statistics, researching the ways that computing power has changed our ability to collect, analyse, understand and utilise data. I have collaborated in many scientific fields, and with various areas of industry and government. After an academic career, I spent seven years as Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office.
I now work freelance, with roles including research, consultancy, and expert advice. My current portfolio encompasses modern slavery, security, official statistics, research integrity, and science and technology for policy and government.
Some interviews and talks about me and what I do
I talked to the students from UCL who edit Chalkdust magazine about science, statistics, government and more besides.
Part of a conference on Global Systems Dynamics and Policy, this podcast has some thoughts about the larger aspects of the way that science interacts with policy.
When I was at the Home Office, I was interviewed for the house magazine Inside Track.
For more about statistics and Modern Slavery, watch this TEDx talk or listen to this podcast. There's also a segment in More or Less on BBC Radio 4 (starting 9:50 mins in) and a webinar from Freedom Collaborative.