Professor François Caron

Professor of Statistics


I am a Professor of Statistics at the University of Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow of Keble College.

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.


Lee, H., Ayed, F., Jung, P., Lee, J., Yang, H. and Caron, F. (2023) “Deep neural networks with dependent weights: Gaussian process mixture limit, heavy tails, sparsity and compressibility”, Journal of Machine Learning Research, 24, pp. 1–78.
Ayed, F., Lee, J. and Caron, F. (2022) “The Normal-Generalised Gamma-Pareto process: a novel pure-jump Levy process with flexible tail and jump-activity properties”, Bayesian Analysis [Preprint].
Di Benedetto, G., Caron, F. and Teh, Y. (2020) “Non-exchangeable random partition models for microclustering”. University of Oxford.
Di Benedetto, G., Caron, F. and Teh, Y. (2020) “Non-exchangeable feature allocation models with sublinear growth of the feature sizes”, in Proceedings of the Twenty Third International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics. Proceedings of Machine Learning Research, pp. 3208–3218.

Contact Details

Tutorial Fellow at Keble College

Office: 1.20

Tel: +44 (0)1865 282 865