Professor Pauline Barrieu

Vice Chair of Academic Board

Barrieu, Pauline - photo

Pauline is Professor of Statistics at the LSE and is currently Head of the Statistics Department. She also serves as the Vice Chair of Academic Board. 

Previously, Pauline has had several senior positions at the LSE. In particular, between 2019 and 2020, she was the Academic Lead for the Data Science Initiative, setting up the Institute for Data Science at the LSE, and from 2020 to 2022 held due dual roles of Academic Director for Flexible Education and Academic Director for Executive and Online Education.  Pauline was also the Head of the Statistics Department between 2016 and 2019. 

Pauline has been a member of the examiners board of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and sits on the editorial boards of several scientific academic journals. 

In 2018, Pauline was awarded the Louis Bachelier Prize, a biennial prize awarded jointly by the Natixis Foundation, the London Mathematical Society and the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles for her contribution to mathematical modelling in finance, insurance, risk management, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Prior to joining the LSE in 2002, Pauline obtained a PhD in Finance (HEC) a PhD in Mathematics (University of Paris VI), and an MBA from ESSEC.