Anastasia Ushakova

Postdoctoral Tutor In Statistics

Contact details

Address

Street

Room G9, Psychology Building

City
7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9JZ

Availability

  • Office hours: Thursdays (Semester 2) 9-10am

    Drop in sessions: Fridays, 3-4pm

    Week 1-5: 2.03, 13-15 South College Street

    Week 6-11: Find me in my office (G9, 7 George Square)

Background

I  joined the Department of Psychology in 2018 after completing  a PhD in Computational Social Science at UCL. Before that I received an education in Economics and Public Policy, focusing extensively on advanced quantitative methodology used in Social Sciences. I am interested in new forms of analytics for social science research such as complex time series analysis, text analytics, and big data approaches. I am also passionate about machine learning methods which are becoming common in modern data analytics streams.

My past research looked at how studying energy consumption data recorded by smart meters may reveal insights about individual behaviour and habits associated with energy use. More broadly, I am interested in understanding how sensor type data can help us in studying individual patterns of behaviour, lifestyles and well-being.

 

If you have any questions about statistical methods or would like to chat about using statistics in your UG and PG dissertations, please do contact me and we can look into this together.

 

Undergraduate teaching

I coordinate Undergraduate courses on statistics and quantitative methods.