Bayes on the Beach 2014

November 10th – 12th, Surfers Paradise, Queensland

Keynote Speakers

International Keynote Speaker

Professor Judith Rousseau


Professor Judith Rousseau is a statistician who has broad interests across Bayesian statistics, the interaction between Bayesian and frequentist approaches, mixture distributions and MCMC algorithms. Her foci in Bayesian statistics are on default Bayesian analysis, nonparametric Bayesian statistics, Bayesian testing, frequentist properties of Bayesian methods and asymptotic analysis. She is currently Associate Editor for the Annals of Statistics, ANZJS and Bernoulli, and holds executive positions in ISBA, IMS and SMAI. Professor Rousseau has established links with Australia through research collaboration and co-supervision of PhD students.


Australian Keynote Speaker

Professor Louise Ryan


Professor Louise Ryan has had a sensational career as Henry Pickering Walcott Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard, Chief at CSIRO’s Division of Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics, and now as Distinguished Professor of Statistics at UTS. Professor Ryan is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and Editor in Chief of Statistics in Medicine. She is well known for her methodological contributions to statistical methods for cancer and environmental health research.


International + Australian Keynote Speakers

Professor Peter Green 


Professor Peter Green is an Emeritus Professor and Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, and a Distinguished Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is one of the world’s best-known Bayesian statisticians, with interests in Bayesian inference in complex stochastic systems, Markov chain Monte Carlo methodology, forensic genetics, Bayesian nonparametrics and graphical models. Professor Green is also currently Editor of Statistical Science.


Professor Peter Donnelly

Professor Peter Donnelly is the director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and a Professor of Statistical Science at the University of Oxford. The Australian born, Oxford based mathematician is a Fellow of both the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences, TED speaker as well as a former Rhodes Scholar. Professor Donnelly is also one of the key members of the International HapMap project. His recent research focuses on genetics of common human diseases and on the development of statistical methods for analysing genetic data.