David Hand, PhD, is Chief Scientific Advisor to Winton Capital Management in addition to his post at Imperial College London. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a recipient of the Guy Medal of the Royal Statistical Society. He has served two terms as President of the Royal Statistical Society and is on the Board of the UK Statistics Authority. He has published 300 scientific papers and 26 books, including Principles of Data Mining, Information Generation, and Measurement Theory and Practice. His new book, The Improbability Principle, is out in February 2014. He has broad research interests in areas including classification, data mining, anomaly detection, and the foundations of statistics.
His applications interests include psychology, physics and the retail credit industry; he and his research group won the 2012 Credit Collections and Risk Award for Contributions to the Credit Industry. He was made OBE for services to research and innovation in 2013.