### Background:

- 2014 -- present: Full Professor, UCD.
- 2013 -- present: co-PI: Insight Programme leader for machine learning and statistics.
- 2007 -- 2014: Associate Professor, UCD.
- 2013 -- 2018: Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
- 2006 -- 2007: Reader in Statistics, University of Glasgow.
- 2002 -- 2006: Lecturer in Statistics, University of Glasgow.
- 2001: Research associate, University of Cambridge and AUEB, Athens.
- 2000: Research associate, Queensland University of Technology.
- 1996 -- 1999: Ph.D., Statistics, University of Glasgow.
- 1991 -- 1996: B.Sc, M.Sc., Mathematics, NUI, Galway.

My UCD research portal webpage.

### News

Appointed Joint Editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C.

PhD position: Insight centre for data analytics in collaboration with the Alan Turing Institute.

See here for more details.

Please also email me for informal enquiries.

### Research interests

My research interests include:

- Intractable likelihoods -- theory and methodology for statistical models with intractable likelihood function.
- Statistical network analysis -- Bayesian inference for statistical network models; applications in social network analysis.
- Spatial statistics -- especially statistical inference for Markov random field models.
- Bayesian statistics -- model selection; Bayes factors; evidence/marginal likelihood estimation.
- Markov chain Monte Carlo methods and applications.

### Talks and seminars

- January 28, 2019: Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Durham.
- June 26-29, 2018: Institute of Mathematical Statistics Asia Pacific Rim Meeting, Singapore.
- May 24-25, 2018: Statistics and Data Science Meeting, Italian Statistical Society, Turin, Italy.
- June 13-15, 2018: Bayesian Inference in Stochastic Processes, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.
- February 7-8, 2017: SISBayes, Italian Statistical Society, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
- July 25-27, 2016: Bayesian methods for networks, Newton Institute, Cambridge.
- July 11-16, 2016: Graph limits and statistics, Newton Institute, Cambridge.
- April 20-22, 2016: Workshop co-organiser (jointly with Helen Ogden and Christian Robert.) Estimating Constants Hosted and sponsored by CRiSM, University of Warwick.
- Feb 29 - March 4, 2016: Bayesian week, Marseille.
- Jan 27-28, 2016: Statistical Physics of Disordered Systems and Its Applications (SPDSA2016), Sendai, Japan.

Previous talks and seminar can be found here

### Professional activities

- 2019 -- 2022: Joint Editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C.
- 2006 -- present: Associate editor for Statistics and Computing.
- 2014 -- 2018: Elected member of the European regional committee of the Bernoulli Society.
- Senior program committee member of AISTATS 2012.
- 2006 -- 2011: Member of the research section of the Royal Statistical Society.

### Teaching

I am currently teaching:- Bayesian Analysis (STAT40380/STAT40390).
- Monte Carlo inference (STAT40400/STAT40410)
- Stochastic models (STAT30090/STAT40680)