Jan Povala

Jan Povala

Postoctoral Researcher

The Alan Turing Institute


I am a Postdoctoral researcher at the Alan Turing Institute. My research focuses on modelling spatio-temporally correlated phenomena (see my published papers). Recently, I have been experimenting with deep learning methods for physics-based models.


  • Computational Statistics
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Spatio-temporal modelling
  • Bayesian Inverse Problems for PDEs
  • Physics-informed Machine Learning


  • PhD in Statistics, 2018-2022

    Imperial College London

  • MRes in Financial Computing, 2017-2018

    University College London

  • MEng in Computing, 2011-2015

    Imperial College London


Professional and academic work experience.


Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Alan Turing Institute

Dec 2021 – Present London
Building probabilistic models for trajectory prediction to allow for simulations of the UK airspace: combining mechanistic models with historical flights data and weather information.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Imperial College London

Oct 2019 – Jun 2021 London
Small-group tutorial sessions for undergraduate students (both remotely and in-person) for Introduction to Computing and Probability and Statistics modules


Metropolitan Police Service

Oct 2018 – Nov 2018 London
Analyst in the Strategic Insights Unit

Software Development Engineer


Sep 2015 – Sep 2017 London
Prime Video - Service Platform Team