Professor Sir Bernard Silverman

Sir Bernard Silverman 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 2010-2017. He is now part-time Professor of Modern Slavery Statistics at Nottingham and has several freelance advisory roles, for example to the Investigatory Powers Commissioner, the Office for National Statistics, and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.