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Dr Jere Koskela

I'm a Harrison Early Career Assistant Professor at the Statistics Department at Warwick. My research interests include Monte Carlo methods, statistical inference from stochastic processes and in settings with intractable likelihood, Bayesian nonparametric statistics, coalescent processes, and mathematical population genetics.

Teaching

In 2017/18 I am teaching ST341/ST418 Statistical Genetics.

Preprints

  • J Koskela, P A Jenkins, A M Johansen, and D Spanò. Asymptotic genealogies of interacting particle systems with an application to sequential Monte Carlo. Preprint [arXiv]
  • J Koskela, D Spanò, and P A Jenkins. Consistency of Bayesian nonparametric inference for discretely observed jump diffusions. Preprint [arXiv] [WRAP]
  • J Koskela. Multi-locus data distinguishes between population growth and multiple merger coalescents. To appear in Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology [arXiv] [WRAP] [GitHub]

Publications

  • J Koskela, P A Jenkins, and D Spanò. Bayesian nonparametric inference for Λ-coalescents: posterior consistency and a parametric method. Bernoulli 24(3):2122-2153, 2018 [Bernoulli][arXiv] [WRAP]
  • J Koskela, D Spanò, and P A Jenkins. Inference and rare event simulation for stopped Markov processes via reverse-time sequential Monte Carlo. Statistics and Computing 28(1):131-144, 2018 [S&C] [arXiv] [WRAP]
  • J Koskela, P A Jenkins, and D Spanò. Computational inference beyond Kingman's coalescent. Journal of Applied Probability 52(2):519-537, 2015 [JAP] [arXiv] [WRAP]

Grants

Other grant involvement

  • Collaborator, Icelandic Centre for Research Grant of Excellence 185151-051, Population genomics of highly fecund codfish. PIs: Einar Arnason (corresponding PI, University of Iceland), Katrin Halldorsdottir (University of Iceland), Alison Etheridge (University of Oxford), Wolfgang Stephan (Berlin Natural History Museum), Bjarki Eldon (Berlin Natural History Museum).

Biographical sketch

Research students

Prospective students should feel free to get in touch. See here for some illustrative ideas of directions for projects.

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Contact

Dr Jere Koskela
Department of Statistics
University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL
United Kingdom

Telephone

+44(0)24 7652 8068

Email

j.koskela@warwick.ac.uk

Office

R2.29A
Ramphal Building

Term 3 office hours

Tuesday 12.30 - 13.30
Wednesday 12.30 - 13.30
Wednesday Week 1 office hour postponed til 13.30-14.30.