I am a Professor of Statistical Science at the Department of Statistical Science at University College of London, as well as Associate Director of the HDRUK-Turing PhD programme. I also affiliated to the recently-established UCL ELLIS unit.
My main research interests lie in developing, extending or re-evaluating Bayesian models with a view to producing inferences which are useful and interpretable in practical applications. My focus is in flexible modelling tools such as mixture models and tree models and applications of interest range from health data science to retail analytics.
I moved to UCL in 2012 after spending 4 years at Duke University and the former Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) as a postdoctoral fellow. I was also previously a Turing Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. I moved to Durham NC from Cambridge UK, where I did my PhD under the supervision of Prof. S. Tavaré and Prof. S.P. Brooks. My PhD thesis was on phylogeographic methods, with title A Bayesian approach to Nested Clade Analysis. You can find a CV here.
- Alberto Caron and Ilina Yozova present their work at Greek Stochastics μ’ .
- Our paper with Alberto Caron and Gianluca Baio Shrinkage Bayesian Causal Forests for Heterogeneous Treatment Effects Estimation has been accepted for publication at the Journal for Computational and Graphical Statistics.
- Our paper with Alberto Caron and Gianluca Baio Estimating Individual Treatment Effects using Non-Parametric Regression Models: a Review has been accepted for publication at the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A.
- Our paper with Mariflor Vega-Carrasco, Rosie Prior, Jason o’Sullivan and Mirco Musolesi “Modelling Grocery Retail Topic Distributions: Evaluation, Interpretability and Stability” has been accepted for publication at the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C.
- I am delighted to have been appointed Associate Director of HDRUK-Turing PhD programme.
- Three Teaching Assistantships announced at the Department of Statistical Science with starting date January 2022.
- Applications for the 2022-23 HDRUK-Turing PhD programme in Health Data Science are now open!
- Alberto Caron to start his Turing Enrichment period in January 2022.