RSS ‘Refer a member’ scheme winners announced for Q2

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Every three months, the RSS offers free membership to fellows who participate in our 'refer a member' scheme.

We are pleased to announce that Dr Zoë Kelson and Dr Andrei Bejan have won the latest refer a member prize draw for a year’s free membership.

Zoë, who referred her colleague Andrei, joined the RSS in 2013 and is a Chartered Statistician and committee member of the Business & Industrial Section (BIS).  She currently works as a mathematician, statistician and business development manager for the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering, where she helps clients in business and government to assess feasibility, de-risk and make informed decisions by building mathematical and statistical models to assess as-if and explore what-if scenarios.

Zoë holds a first class BSc in Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics from Cardiff University, as well as a PhD in modelling the progression of treatment scenarios in the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Andrei, who became an RSS member in May, joined the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering in May 2015 as a consulting mathematician. In the last two years, he has been working for both government and industrial clients on projects that involved complex system design, statistical modelling and data analysis, and optimal planning under uncertainty. He was also part of the team that provided technical verification of the FCC 600MHz incentive auction, which was unique in both its scale, design and duration.

Andrei holds an MSc in Statistics from the University of Warwick and a PhD in Statistics from Heriot-Watt University, and his areas of interest include stochastic modelling, statistical inference and experimental design problems.

To find out more about the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering, visit

Would you like to win a year’s free membership?

RSS members are the driving force behind all the work we do, and that’s why we’d love for you to help expand our membership by encouraging other like-minded people to join. By way of thanks, we’ll enter all participants into our quarterly prize draw to win a year’s free membership. For more information about our ‘refer a member scheme’, please visit The next prize draw will take place in October 2017 for all referred members who join between 1 July and 30 September 2017. 


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