Dr Roberto Trotta

Reader in Astrophysics

r.trotta@ null imperial.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7594 7793
Fax: +44 (0)20 759 47772
Room 1009, Level 10
Imperial College London, Astrophysics, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ, UK


I am a member of Imperial Consultants, the consultancy arm of Imperial College London. 


I offer consultancy in the field of statistical data analysis, data mining and probabilistic modeling. If you have a problem involving data and uncertainty, I deliver robust, effective, custom-made solutions. 


I also offer training workshops on probability theory and statistical methods, aimed at bringing you the latest advancements in the field from cutting edge research in astrophysics. 


Please see visit my consulting pages for further information.




My services include:



  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Probabilistic modeling 
  • Inference, prediction and optimization
  • Training and workshops: probability theory, inference, numerical methods, computational solutions
  • Expert witness 
  • Scientific consulting for museums, films, art projects and books.

My areas of expertise:

  • Bayesian inference and model selection
  • Numerical data analysis and data mining 
  • Environmental assessment of risk 
  • Astrophysical phenomena and related topics 
  • Cosmology, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy


Please contact me to discuss your requirements. 


Clients include:






"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Dr Roberto Trotta.  He is the complete package – incredibly smart, top of his field and a joy to work with.  Roberto understood our core message and did all he could to support it, whilst always staying true to the science he was there to protect.  No sooner had he pointed out a problem he was there with an array of great solutions.  His input made the project better, the science sounder and the process much more enjoyable."

-- Stephen Follows, Catsnake Productions 


"We asked Dr Trotta to carry out a detailed technical assessment to analyse aspects of the environmental impact of our proposed residential estate. The report was compiled within tight timescales due to the strict deadlines we had to adhere too. I was struck by how Dr Trotta quickly understood the brief and the problems that we faced. He handled the whole project with great efficiency and professionalism. I would certainly endorse Dr Trotta to any potential clients."
-- Andrew Garnett, M.C.I. Developments

"As an organisation we required a high level mathematical critique of a model used to assess the probability of an event in the nuclear industry. We deliberately chose an expert in statistical methods from outside the nuclear industry to provide a fresh approach, as most of the assessments at that time had been by experts within the industry. We were impressed by Dr Trotta's ability to master the complex background required to execute the brief and with the clarity and presentation of the report. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr Trotta's services."

-- Louise Barton, Lydd Airport Action Group