2012 AMSI-SSAI Lecturer: Prof. Christian Robert

Professor Christian Robert will be speaking at the SSAI Conference in Adelaide, and will then embark on an AMSI Lecture tour from 13 July to 22 August.

 

 

Professor Christian Robert will be speaking at the SSAI Conference, which runs from 9 - 12 July in Adelaide, and will then embark on an AMSI Lecture tour from 13 July to 22 August.

The AMSI Lecture tour will include Public Lectures and technical talks at AMSI Member universities around Australia.

Further details about the tour are available at www.amsi.org.au/robert.php.

Bio

Christian is currently Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Université Paris-Dauphine since 2000. He is also a 2010-2015 senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, and the former Head of the Statistics Laboratory of the Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique (CREST). He was Professor at the Université de Rouen from 1992 till 2000 and has held visiting positions in Purdue University, Cornell University, and the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New-Zealand. He has been an adjunct professor at École Polytechnique for 13 years and is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia.

Christian is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), as well as a Medallion Lecturer of the IMS. He was Editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series B from 2006 till 2009 and has been an associate editor of the Annals of Statistics, Journal of the American Statistical Society and Statistical Science. He is currently an Area Editor for the ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS) journal and of Sankhya. He was the 2008 President of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA).

His research areas cover Bayesian statistics, with a focus on decision theory and model selection, numerical probability, with works cantering on the application of Markov chain theory to simulation, and computational statistics, developing and evaluating new methodologies for the analysis of statistical models. He has written or co-written eight books on Bayesian statistics and computational methods, as well as over 150 research papers in these areas and their applications.