A couple of days ago it was the graduation ceremony for MSc and PhD students at Lancaster University. Ivan Svetunkov, one of my ex-PhD students officially graduated; well done Ivan! In a previous post I described briefly part of his research. He is also working on the excellent smooth package for R. You can find more about his work at his research blog. Also, well done to all the MSc graduates of the Dept. of Management Science, who had to survive my lectures!