François Caron
François Caron
Associate Professor in Statistics, University of Oxford
Tutorial Fellow, Keble College
Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute

I am an Associate Professor in the department of Statistics and a tutorial Fellow at Keble College, University of Oxford. I am also a Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute, London. I am co-director of the Oxford-Warwick EPSRC-MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in modern statistical science (OxWaSP) and director of undergraduate studies in Mathematics at Keble college.

Research interests

My research interests lie in the development of probabilistic models for the analysis of complex and structured data, the study of the theoretical properties of such models and the development of scalable inference algorithms. I am currently particularly interested in sparse networks, recommender systems and ranking systems.

Research Group




NPflow (R package): Bayesian Nonparametrics for Automatic Gating of Flow-Cytometry Data
BNPgraph (Matlab package): Simulation and posterior inference for sparse random graphs
BiiPS software: Bayesian Inference with Interacting Particle Systems
Polyatreetest (Matlab/Octave package): Bayesian nonparametric two-sample test with Polya tree priors
BNPPL (Matlab/Octave package): Bayesian inference in nonparametric (mixture of) Plackett-Luce models
HASI (Matlab package): Adaptive algorithm for low-rank matrix completion and collaborative filtering
BayesBT (Matlab/Octave package): Efficient Bayesian inference for generalized Bradley-Terry models


SB1b/SM2 Computational Statistics (Hilary Term 2018)

Contact Information

François Caron
Department of Statistics
University of Oxford
24-29 St Giles
OX1 3LB, Oxford
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1865 282 865