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Professor Judith Rousseau

Professor of Statistics

OxCSML Group

+44 (0)1865 272860 (Department)
+44 (0)1865 281229 (Direct)

Biographical Sketch

Judith is an associate editor of the Annals of Statistics, Bernoulli, ANZJS and stat and is currently  the program secretary of IMS. She has also been active on various aspects of the ISBA society. She is an ISBA and an IMS fellow and has received the Ethel Newbold prize in 2015 and gave a medallion lecture in July 2017. Before coming to Oxford, she was a Professor at University Paris Dauphine.

Research Interests

  • Bayesian Statistics
    • Default Bayesian analysis
    • Nonparametric Bayesian statistics
    • Bayesian testing
  • Interaction between Bayesian and frequentist approaches
    • Frequentist properties of Bayesian methods
    • Asymptotic analysis
  • Mixture distributions
  • MCMC algorithms

Judith’s research interests range from theoretical aspects of Bayesian procedures, both parametric and nonparametric, to more methodological developments. From a theoretical perspective she is interested in the interface between Bayesian and frequentist approaches, looking at frequentist properties of Bayesian methods. From a more methodological perspective, she has worked on MCMC or related algorithms and on the elicitation of subjective priors.