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Bob Griffiths

Emertius Bob GriffithsProfessor Bob Griffiths FRS
Professor of Mathematical Genetics
Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall
BSc (Hons)1967, PhD 1970, University of Sydney

griff at stats.ox.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1865 272860 (Department)
+44 (0) 1865 281246 (Direct)
+44 (0) 1865 272595 (Fax)

Research interests
Mathematical Population Genetics, particularly in modelling stochastic evolutionary processes and developing computational alogarithms for ancestral inference from samples of genes, such as the time to the ancestor of the genes.

Selected publications

  1. Griffiths, R.C. and Lessard, S. (2005). Ewens' sampling formula and related formula e: Combinatorial proofs, extensions to variable population size and applications to ages of allelesTheor. Popul. Biol. 68, 167-177.
  2. Etheridge, A. M., Griffiths, R. C. (2009). A coalescent dual process in a Moran model with genic selection.  Theor. Popul. Biol. 75, 320-330.  
  3. Griffiths, B. [R]. (2009). Stochastic processes with orthogonal polynomial eigenfunctionsJ. Comput. Appl. Math23, 739-744.
  4. Etheridge, A. M., Griffiths, R. C. and Taylor, J. E. (2010).  A coalescent dual process in a Moran model with genic selection, and the lambda coalescent limitTheor. Popul. Biol. 78, 77-92.
  5. Griffiths, R. C. and Spanò, D. (2010).   Diffusion processes and coalescent trees.  Chapter 15, 358-375.  In: Probability and Mathematical Genetics, Papers in Honour of Sir John Kingman.  LMS Lecture Note Series 378. ed Bingham, N. H. and Goldie, C.M., Cambridge University Press
  6. Griffiths, R. C. and Spanò, D. (2011).  Multivariate Jacobi and Laguerre polynomials, infinite-dimensional extensions, and their probabilistic connections with multivariate Hahn and Meixner polynomialsBernoulli 17, 1095-1125.
  7. Diaconis, P. and Griffiths, R. C. (2012).  Exchangeable pairs of Bernoulli random variables, Krawtchouk polynomials and Ehrenfest urns.  Aust. N. Z. J. Stat. 54, 81-101.
  8. Griffiths, R. C. and Spanò, D. (2013). Orthogonal Polynomial Kernels and Canonical Correlations for Dirichlet measuresBernoulli 19, 548-598.

Biographical Sketch
1970 - 1973 Lecturer in Statistics, Maquarie University, Australia
1973 - 1979 Lecturer in Statistics, Monash University, Australia
1979 - 1988 Senior Lecturer in Statistics, Monash University
1989 - 1998 Reader in Statistics, Monash University
1998 - 2012 University Lecturer, Professor of Mathematical Genetics, University of Oxford
2012 - Emertius Professor of Mathematical Genetics, University of Oxford

 

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