As well as being a Professor in Statistics at LSE, Lenny is also Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS) and Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford.
Lenny obtained a PhD in Physics at Columbia University (USA) in 1987.
He has held grants funded by many bodies, including ONR (US Office of Naval Research) and NOAA (US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the European Commission and UK Research Councils.
Two successful projects – DIME and REMIND – were funded under the UK EPSRC Maths Faraday programme, and a current project, NAPSTER (Nonlinear Analysis and Prediction Statistics from Time Series and Ensemble forecast Realizations), is a UK NERC Knowledge Transfer grant.
Lenny was active in the formation of strategy for THORPEX (he was co-author of the Socio-Economic Impacts Chapter).
In recognition of his mathematically-coherent user-relevant contributions, the Royal Meteorological Society awarded Professor Smith its Fitzroy Prize.
- An assessment of the foundational assumptions in high-resolution climate projections: the case of UKCP09
7 May 2015. Roman Frigg, Lenny Smith, David Stainforth
- Data assimilation: a fully nonlinear approach to ensemble formation using indistinguishable states
19 Mar 2011. Lenny Smith
- Exploiting dynamical coherence: A geometric approach to parameter estimation in nonlinear models
18 Jun 2010. Lenny Smith
- Probabilistic skill in ensemble seasonal forecasts
1 Feb 2014
- An evaluation of decadal probability forecasts from state-of-the-art climate models
1 Feb 2014
- Predicting agricultural impacts of large-scale drought: 2012 and the case for better modeling
1 Apr 2013
- Pattern scaled climate change scenarios: are these useful for adaptation?
1 Dec 2011