Professor Robert C. Griffiths FRS 


Work Address: 
Department of Statistics, University of Oxford,
2429 St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LB, UK 
Work Phone:  01865 281237 (International: +44 1865 281237) 
Work Fax:  01865 272595 (International: +44 1865 272595) 
College Affiliation: Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, OX2 6QA  
Email:  griff@stats.ox.ac.uk 
ACADEMIC RECORD
1967  University of Sydney  Bachelor of Science (Hons) 
1970  University of Sydney  PhD in Mathematical Statistics Thesis title: Supervisor: Professor G.K. Eagleson 
1999  University of Oxford  MA 
HONOURS
1993  Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, USA 
2000  Title of Professor of Mathematical Genetics awarded by the University of Oxford. 
2010  Elected as a fellow of the Royal Society. 
ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
October 2011  Emeritus Professor,

October 2011  Emeritus Fellow,

20002011  Professor of Mathematical Genetics,
Titular Professorship awarded from 1st October, 2000. 
19982011  Lecturer in Statistics, Department of Statistics,
Tutorial Fellow in Applied Mathematics, 
19891998  Reader, 
19791988 
Senior Lecturer, 
19731979  Lecturer, Department of Mathematics,

19701973  Lecturer, Department of Statistics,

19681969  Teaching Fellow, 
VISITING APPOINTMENTS
Visiting Professor, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan 

Clay Senior Scholar, Montreal, Canada 

Visiting Miller Research Professor, University of California, Berkeley 

Visiting Professor, Stanford University 

Outside Studies Program, University of Southern California 

FebMarch 1996  Outside Studies Program, University of Southern California 
JanMarch 1992  Outside Studies Program, University of Southern California 
JanJune 1987  Visiting Professor, University of Utah 
Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia 

Outside Studies Program, 
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
Institute of Mathematical Statistics 
Royal Statistical Society 
Bernoulli Society 
EDITORIAL BOARDS
2003  2005  Associate Editor, Annals of Applied Probability 
1995   Associate Editor, Theoretical Population Biology 
19931995  Associate Editor, Stochastic Processes and their Applications 
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS AND RESEARCH ASSISTANTS
1992  1994  Dr Paul Marjoram 
1996  1998  Dr Melanie Bahlo 
2001  2003  Dr Maria De Iorio 
2003  2008  Dr Dario Spano 
SOFTWARE DEVELOPED AND AVAILABLE TO RESEARCHERS
GENETREE  Software for the estimation of 
RESEARCH GRANTS
200508  EPSRC grant grant of £178,882 for a research assistant, contribution to a computing officer's salary, computing equipment, and conference travel for three years. Combinatorial structure of stochastic models in Population Genetics. A Research Assistant, Dr Dario Spano was appointed in January 2005. 
200104  EPSRC grant of £50,000 for a DPhil student and computer equipment for three years.

200104  BBSRC Biomathematics grant of £117,240 for a research assistant, computing equipment, and conference travel for three years. Demographic and ancestral inference from DNA sequences. A Research Assistant, Dr Maria De Iorio, was appointed in October 2001 and resigned in April 2003 to take up a lectureship at Imperial College, London. Dr Dario Spano was appointed to the Research Assistant position in October 2003. 
1998  Small Australian Research Council (ARC) Grant: Ancestral inference from DNA sequences under selection. $14,744 
199698  Large ARC Grant: Statistical analysis and ancestral inference from DNA sequences in a subdivided population.

1994  Small ARC Grant: A computational method for estimating mutation rates in DNA sequences. $8,900 for a Unix workstation. 
199294  Large ARC Grant: Mathematical models and analysis of genetical data: DNA sequences and diseases.

INVITED CONFERENCE LECTURES 1993
2016  Advances in Statistics, Probability and Mathematical Physics. A Conference in honour of Eugenio Regazzini Aula Foscolo  University of Pavia, 1011 June 2016 
Advanced computational methods for complex models in Biology. University College London, 19th September 2016  
2015  III Workshop on Branching Processes and their applications, Mathematics Department, University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain, 711 April 2015. 
Models and Inference in Population Genetics, University of Warwick, 1416 September 2015.  
2014  Orthogonal Polynomials and Hypergroups, Mathematics Department, University of Toulouse, France, 1819 June 2014. 
2013  Random Trees workshop, CRM, Montreal August 12th16th 2013. 
Coalescent Theory workshop, CRM, Montreal October 7th11th 2013.  
Public Lecture: The Mathematics of Evolution, CRM, Montreal October 9th 2013.  
Random Measures and Measurevalued processes, BIRS, Banff, Canada September 913 2013.  
Multiple merger coalescents in population genetics, JohannesGutenbergUniversity, Mainz, Germany, 2829 November 2013.  
2012  Probability, Population Genetics and Evolution, C.I.R.M. Luminy, France, June 1115 2012. 
International Conference on Stochastic Processes in Systems Biology, Genetics and Evolution, Houston, USA, August 2125 2012.  
2011  Probability and Discrete Mathematics in Mathematical Biology, Institute of Mathematics, University of Singapore, (Three seminars) 20th March  17th April. 
2010  Canadian Statistical Society, Quebec, Canada, 2326 May 2010. 
Simulation of Stochastic Networks, Newton Instutite, Cambridge University, 2125 June 2010.  
Orthogonal Polynomials, Applications to Statistics and Stochastic Processes, Warwick University, 1216th July 2010.  
Institute of Mathematical Statistics 73rd meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden, 913th August 2010.  
Stochastic Processes and their Applications, 34th conference, Osaka, Japan, 610th Sept. 2010.  
2009  Probabilistic Models of Evolutionary Biology, Luminy, France, 2529rd May 2009. 
Mathematical Challenges from Molecular Biology and Genetics, BIRS, Banff, Canada, 611 Sept, 2009.  
2008  Inhomogeneous Random Systems, CNRS, Paris, France, 2223rd January 2008. 
Frontiers in Mathematical Biology, Erwin Schroedinger Institute, Vienna, Austria, 14th19th April 2008.  
Applications of spatiotemporal dynamical systems in Biology, Nice, France, 18th July20th July 2008.  
BICS Postgraduate Workshop on Probabilistic Techniques in Population Genetics, Bath University. Five 1.5 hours lectures 8th 11th July 2008. 

Population Genetics and Genomics program, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, USA, 1530th September 2008;  
2007  Seminar on Stochastic Processes, Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada, 15th17th March 2007. 
Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions conference, Luminy, France, 2nd6th July 2007.  
MainKolloquim Stochastic, Frankfurt, Germany, 28th November 2007.  
ErlangenMuncher 7th Probability Day, Erlangen, Germany, 30th November 2007.  
2006  Workshop on Mathematical Population Genetics, Edinburgh University, 26th30th March 2006. 
2nd Cornell Probability Summer School, Ithaca, USA, 26th June  7th July 2006 (6 lectures).  
31st Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Paris, 17th July  21st July 2006.  
2005  Random Spatial Models meeting, Berlin University, 1519th March 2005. 
Genetics and Prehistory, a Focus on Islands, Cambridge University, 29th July  2nd August 2005.  
Mathematical Genetics meeting, Oberwolfach, Germany, 2127 August 2005.  
Mathematical Biosciences Workshop Columbus Ohio on Phylogeny and Mathematical Genetics, Columbus Ohio 2430 March 2005.  
2004  Durham Symposium on Mathematical Genetics, Durham, UK,

Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics,


Statistical Society of Canada Conference, Montreal, Canada,


2003  ESI Workshop on
Mathematical Population Genetics and Statistical Physics, 
ESI Workshop on
Mathematical Population Genetics and Statistical Physics, 

2002  7th International Mycological Congress, Oslo, Norway,

2001  DFGworkshop; 
European Society of Evolutionary Biology, Aarhaus, Denmark,


2000  Conference on Highly Structured Stochastic Systems,

DNA Polymorhpisms Course, Oulu, Finland,


Biomathematics workshop, Gothenbourg, Sweden, 913th May.  
1999  Canadian Mathematics Society Winter Meeting, Montreal, Canada,

Symposium on 

International Statistical Institute meeting, Helsinki, Finland, 1018th August.  
NATO Meeting, Mathematical Problems Arising from Biology, held at the


Belgium/London Mathematical Society meeting,


1998  The NATO Human Evolution Meeting,

1997  
First AustralianNew Zealand Workshop on Applied Probability, Adelaide, Australia,


National Research Symposium:
Statistical Methods in Genome Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 

1996  The 4th International Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Arizona. 
1995  The Branching Processes meeting at the Mathematics Institute, Oberwolfach, Germany. 
1993  The Mathematical Population Genetics workshop at the

ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES
20022004  Durham Symposium on Mathematical Genetics to be held
(With Dr Gilean McVean.) 
19901994  12th Australian Statistical Society Conference held at

REFEREEING
Advances in Applied Probability  Annals of Applied Probability 
Australian Journal of Statistics  Evolution 
Genetics  Indian Journal of Mathematics 
International Statistical Review  Journal of Applied Probability 
Journal of Mathematical Biology  Journal of Molecular Evolution 
Journal of Multivariate Analysis  Journal of the American Statistical Association 
Sankhya  Stochastic Processes and their Applications 
Theoretical Population Biology  Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 
DPhil, MPhil, PhD and MSc theses for Macquarie, Melbourne, Monash, La Trobe,
RMIT and Oxford Universities 

Grant applications for the Australian Research

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
19981999, 20045  Examiner, MSc in Applied Statistics,

19992002, 2005  Chairman of Examiners, MSc in Applied Statistics,

1998  Member of Governing Body, 
2003  Member of Finance Committee, Lady Margaret Hall,

JulDec 1997  Deputy Head, Mathematics Department,

19891991  Head of the Statistics Section, Mathematics Department,

19901994  Chair of the 12th Australian Statistical Society Conference
held at Monash University, 1994. 
1986, 199394  Member of the Council of the Victorian Statistical Society. 
19931994  Central Council member of the Australian Statistical Society. 
19891991  Associate Director of the DEET KeyCenter of Statistical Sciences, (Monash, La Trobe, Melbourne and RMIT Universities, Victoria, Australia). 
197779, 199394  Member of Faculty Board, Faculty of Science, Monash University. 
TEACHING AT MONASH UNIVERSITY 19731998
Many courses taught in the areas of mathematical statistics, applied probability and
mathematical methods from 1st year to honours level.
TEACHING AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY 1999
Master of Applied Statistics courses in:  Statistical Inference 
Experimental Design  
Case Studies in Statistics  
MMath Mathematics c course in Mathematical Genetics  
Doctoral Training Centre course in Statistics  
Second year level course in Graph Theory 