Simon Wood

Simon  Wood

Wood is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Bath and now holds an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council sponsored research fellowship. He is the creator of the R package mgcv for smooth statistical modeling, as well as the book Generalized Additive Models: An Introduction with R and a number of well-cited works on related statistical methods. He has twenty years of experience teaching statistics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including teaching the'statistical computing' module of the UK Academy for PhD training in statistics for numerous years. He was originally schooled in physics before a stint in theoretical ecology.