Professor Francois Caron

Associate Professor in Statistics

Tutorial Fellow, Keble College

+44 (0)1865 282851 (Direct)

Bio Sketch:

I completed my Ph.D in Information Engineering at the University of Lille (France) in 2006, and spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher in the departments of Computer Science and Statistics at the University of British Columbia (2006-2008). Then I joined INRIA (Brodeaux, France) as a Research Scientist (Chargé de Recherche) in 2008. In 2013, I moved to Oxford, first as a Marie Curie Research Fellow (2013-2015) then as an Associate Professor in Statistics and Tutorial Fellow at Keble College (2015-present).

Research interests:

Statistical machine learning, computational statistics, Bayesian statistics, Bayesian nonparametrics, Network analysis.


I am interested in the development of statistical models and computational procedures for the analysis of structured data. I have a particular interest in Bayesian nonparametrics and Monte Carlo methods.

Selected publications:

F. Caron, W. Neiswanger, F. Wood, A Doucet, M. Davy. Generalized Polya urn for time-varying Pitman-Yor processes. Journal of Machine Learning Research, to appear.
F. Caron, Y. W. Teh, T. B. Murphy. Bayesian nonparametric Plackett-Luce models for the analysis of preferences for college degree programmes. The Annals of Applied Statistics, vol. 8(2), pp. 1145-1181, 2014.
A. Todeschini, F. Caron, M. Chavent. Probabilistic Low Rank Matrix Completion with Adaptive Spectral Regularization Algorithms. Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS'2013), Lake Tahoe, USA, 2013.
F. Caron. Bayesian nonparametric models for bipartite graphs. Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS'2012), Lake Tahoe, USA, 2012.
F. Caron, A. Doucet. Efficient Bayesian Inference for generalized Bradley-Terry Models. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, vol. 21(1), pp. 174-196, 2012.
F. Caron, P. Del Moral, A. Doucet, M. Pace. Particle approximations of a class of branching distribution arising in multi-target tracking. SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, vol. 49(4), pp. 1766-1792, 2011.

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