Before coming to Oxford, I studied for my undergraduate degree in actuarial science at University College Dublin and a masters degree in mathematical statistics at the University of Cambridge. I completed my DPhil in Statistics in 2016 here in the department. My thesis, supervised by Geoff Nicholls, describes a novel method to infer phylogenetic trees in the presence of lateral trait transfer.
Computational Statistics, intractible models, phylogenetics.
About my research
I am working with Chris Holmes on interpretable probablilistic models for large-scale biomedical problems.
L. J. Kelly and G. K. Nicholls, Lateral transfer in Stochastic Dollo models, arXiv:1601.07931, 2016.
L. J. Kelly, A Stochastic Dollo model for lateral transfer, PhD thesis, University of Oxford, 2016.