Professor Sir Bernard Silverman

ESRC Council member

Professor Sir Bernard Silverman is a member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Council.

Bernard is a statistician whose research has ranged widely across theoretical and practical areas, focusing particularly on the ways that computing power has changed our ability to collect, analyse, understand and utilise data. He has collaborated in many academic fields, and with industry and government.

After senior appointments at several universities, he was Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office 2010 to 2017. He now has several advisory roles, for example to:

  • the Geospatial Commission
  • the Investigatory Powers Commissioner
  • the Office for National Statistics
  • the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Last updated: 25 August 2023

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