Peter D Sozou

Research Associate
Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London  WC2A 2AE
Tel: +44 20 7955-7085
Email. p.sozou at lse.ac.uk
 
Popular articles
 
"The case for the alternative vote". 4 May 2011. [pdf].
 
"When does a pay rise make you worse off?". The Times, 26 August 2008. [link - requires Times subscription]     [Article as a pdf]
 
"Our muddled thinking on 24-week abortions". The Times, 1 November 2007. [link - requires Times subscription]     [Article as a pdf]
 
"Mating games". Review of 'Eros and Evolution' by R.E. Michod, 'Human Sperm Competition' by R.R. Baker and M.A. Bellis, 'With Pleasure' by P.R. Abramson and S.D. Pinkerton, and 'What's Love got to Do with It?' by M.F. Small. Scientific American, 274(1), 102-104, January 1996.
 
Journal articles
 
P. D. Sozou: "Kin selection and local competition in a heterogeneous community". Journal of Theoretical Biology 332, 261-266 (2013).
 
P. D. Sozou and G. M. Hartshorne: "Time to pregnancy: a computational method for using the duration of non-conception for predicting conception". PLoS ONE 7, e46544 (2012).
 
P. D. Sozou, S. Sheldon and G. M. Hartshorne: "Consent agreements for cryopreserved embryos: the case for choice". Journal of Medical Ethics 36, 230-233 (2010).

P. D. Sozou, S. Sheldon and G. M. Hartshorne: "Withdrawal of consent by sperm donors". British Medical Journal 339, b4297 (2009).

P. D. Sozou: "Individual and social discounting in a viscous population". Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 276, 2955-2962 (2009).

R. M. Seymour and P. D. Sozou: "Duration of courtship effort as a costly signal". Journal of Theoretical Biology 256, 1-13 (2009).

O. Gough and P. D. Sozou: "Pensions and retirement saving: cluster analysis of consumer behaviour and attitudes ". International Journal of Bank Marketing, 23, 558-570 (2005).

P. D. Sozou and R. M. Seymour: "Costly but worthless gifts facilitate courtship". Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 272, 1877-1884 (2005).

P. D. Sozou and R. M. Seymour: "To age or not to age". Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271, 457-463 (2004).

P. D. Sozou and R. M. Seymour: "Augmented discounting: interaction between ageing and time-preference behaviour". Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 270, 1047-1053 (2003).

P. D. Sozou and T. B. L. Kirkwood: "A stochastic model of cell replicative senescence based on telomere shortening, oxidative stress, and somatic mutations in nuclear and mitochondrial DNA". Journal of Theoretical Biology 213, 573-586 (2001).

P. D. Sozou: "On hyperbolic discounting and uncertain hazard rates". Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 265, 2015-2020 (1998).

P. D. Sozou, T. F. Cootes, C. J. Taylor, E. C. Di Mauro and A. Lanitis: "Non-linear point distribution modelling using a multi-layer perceptron". Image and Vision Computing 15, 457-463 (1997).

P. D. Sozou, T. F. Cootes, C. J. Taylor and E. C. Di Mauro: "Non-linear generalisation of point distribution models using polynomial regression". Image and Vision Computing 13, 451-458 (1995).

P.D. Sozou: "Inversion of mirage data: an optimisation approach". Journal of the Optical Society of America A 11, 125-134 (1994).

P. D. Sozou and A. I. Houston: "Parental effort in a mating system involving two males and two females". Journal of Theoretical Biology 171, 251-266 (1994).

P. D. Sozou and G. Loizou: "Moving through a mirage". Applied Optics 33, 4644-4651 (1994).

P. D. Sozou and G. Loizou: "New perspectives on optical flow". Pattern Recognition 26, 1125-1136 (1993).

P. D. Sozou: "Image perturbations and optical flow in time-dependent refraction". Journal of Modern Optics 39, 2131-2148 (1992).

J. W. Byrd, A. I. Houston and P. D.Sozou: "Ydenberg's model of fledging time - a comment". Ecology 72, 1893-1896 (1991).

T. Szekely, P.D. Sozou and A.I. Houston: "Flocking behaviour of passerines: a dynamic model for the non-reproductive season". Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 28, 204-213 (1991).

Other publications

O. M. Goodyear, P. D. Sozou and S. Gallivan: "Forecasting of hospital waiting times in a trauma and orthopaedic department: computational models based on finite-period queueing models". Conference Proceedings, Current Perspectives in Healthcare Computing (HC98), Harrogate, 1998, 345-355, BJHC Books.

S. Gallivan, R. Jackson and P. Sozou: "Modelling the evolution of a health service operating with an internal market". Proceedings of EURO-INFORMS, Barcelona, July 1997, Universitat Politecnica de Cataluyna, 164 (abstract).

O. M. Goodyear, S. Gallivan and P. Sozou: "Can queueing theory be applied to hospital waiting times". Conference Proceedings, Current Perspectives in Healthcare Computing (HC97), Harrogate, 1997, 316-324, BJHC Books.

A. Lanitis, P. D. Sozou, C. J. Taylor, T. F. Cootes and E. C. Di Mauro: "A general non-linear method for modelling shape variation and locating image objects". Proceedings of the International Conference of Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Vol 4, pp 266-270, IEEE Computer Society Press, Vienna, Austria, 1996.

P. D. Sozou, T. F. Cootes, C. J. Taylor and E. C. Di Mauro: "Non-linear point distribution modelling using a multi-layer perceptron". Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference, University of Birmingham, 1995, 107-116 (BMVA Press).

P. D. Sozou, T. F. Cootes, C. J. Taylor and E. C. Di Mauro: "A non-linear generalisation of PDMs using polynomial regression". Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference, University of York, 1994, 397-406 (BMVA Press).

P. D. Sozou and J. W. Byrd: "A not so backward way of thinking". Behavioural and Brain Sciences 14, 106 (1991).