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Professor Christian Robert

Christian Robert is currently Professor at Université Paris-Dauphine (France) and part-time Professor at the University of Warwick, Department of Statistics. He is also a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) and a member of the Statistics Laboratory at Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique (CREST) in Paris-Saclay. He has been a member of the Research Section of the Royal Statistical Society. He is a former Editor of the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series B, Statistical Methodology) and a current Deputy-Editor for Biometrika. He was President of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) in 2008 and is a Fellow of the IMS, the ISBA and the ASA.

Research Interests
Bayesian statistics (decision theory, model choice, foundations, objective Bayesian methodology, paradoxes, approximate inference)

Computational statistics (Monte Carlo methodology, MCMC methods, sequential importance sampling, approximate Bayesian computation (ABC), convergence diagnoses)

Latent variable models (mixtures, hidden Markov models)

Some possible thesis topics