## Dr Bruce WortonReader in Statistics |

I am a Reader in Statistics at the University of Edinburgh. Previously I was a lecturer at the University of Essex from 1991-1995; and a Postdoctoral Research Associate from 1989-1991 at the University of Oxford. I have a PhD in Statistics from the University of Kent.

I have been a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society for over 30 years, as well as being a member of the International Biometric Society. From 2000 for several years I was an Examiner for the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' professional examinations, with particular responsibility for Subject 101 Statistical Modelling and then Core Technical Subject CT3 Probability and Mathematical Statistics, together with two academic colleagues at Heriot-Watt University. I maintain close links with past statistics graduates from Edinburgh, who have gone on to diverse stats-based careers, and like to keep up with current issues in statistical practice.

I was the Director of the Statistics MSc programmes for the last 10 years until December 2020:

I am currently the Deputy Director of Teaching in the School of Mathematics.

- Applied statistics

- Monte Carlo methods

- Bootstrap likelihood

If you are interested in studying for a PhD in one of the above areas, or a related area, get in touch.

- Dr Chris McLellan

- Daniel J. Tait, Bruce J. Worton. (2019). Multiplicative Latent Force Models. Available as arXiv preprint arXiv:1811.00423.

- Anastasia Ignatieva, Andrew F. Bell, Bruce J. Worton. (2018).
Point process models for quasi-periodic volcanic earthquakes.
*Statistics in Volcanology* 4, 1-27. Paper

- Anastasia Ignatieva, Andrew F. Bell, Bruce J. Worton. (2018).
Comparison of MCMC approaches with an application to volcano earthquake processes.
*In Proceedings of the 33rd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, University of Bristol.*

- Duncan McGregor, Andrew Bell, Bruce J. Worton (2017). Modelling and categorisation of seismic waves. *Proceedings of the 32nd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, Johann Bernoulli Institute, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands. *

- Daniel Tait, Nadine Geiger, Bruce J. Worton, Andrew Bell and Ian G. Main (2016). Nonlinear modelling of experimental rock failure data. In Dupuy, J.-F. and J. Josse (eds.), *Proceedings of the 31st International workshop on Statistical Modelling* Vol. II, Rennes, France, 151-154.

- McLellan, C.R., Worton, B.J., Deasy, W. and Birch, A.N.E. (2015). Modelling larval movement data from individual bioassays. *Biometrical Journal* 57, 485-501. Preprint

- Schafer, L.M. and Worton, B.J. (2015). Modelling wind direction with an application. *Proceedings of the
30th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling*, Linz, Austria. Eds.: Herwig Friedl and HelgaWagner.
pp. 243-246.

- Worton, B.J. and McLellan, C.R. (2014). Comparison of robust and nonparametric measures of fidelity.
*Proceedings of the 29th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling*, Georg-August-Universitat, Goettingen,
Germany. Eds.: Thomas Kneib, Fabian Sobotka, Jan Fahrenholz and Henriette Irmer. pp. 177-180.

- Worton, B.J. and McLellan, C.R. (2013). Hidden Markov modelling of diffusion with an application in
entomology. *Proceedings of the 28th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling *, Universit di Palermo,
Italy. Eds.: Muggeo, V.M.R., Capursi, V., Boscaino, G. and Lovison G., pp. 823-826.

- Worton, B.J. (2012). Efficient construction of a smooth nonparametric family of empirical distributions and
calculation of bootstrap likelihood. *Computational Statistics* 27, 269-283. Paper

- McLellan, C.R., Worton, B.J., Deasy, W., and Birch, A.N.E. (2012). Modelling tracks of cabbage root fly
larvae in a novel study of crop protection. *Proceedings of the 27th International Workshop on Statistical
Modelling*, Prague, Eds.: A. Komarek and S. Nagy, pp. 221-227.

- Worton, B.J. and McLellan, C.R. (2011). Robust mixture modelling of telemetry data in wildlife studies
of home range. *Proceedings of the 26th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling*, Valencia, Eds.:
Conesa, D., Forte, A., Lopez-Quilez, A. and Munoz, F., pp. 656-659. ISBN 978-84-694-5129-8.

- Worton, B.J. (2010). Modelling by using a smooth family of empirical distributions and an application to
failure time data. *Proceedings of the 25nd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling*, Glasgow, UK,
Ed.: Bowman, A. W., pp. 581-585.

- Leather, H., O'Boyle, M. and Worton, B. (2009). Raced profiles: efficient selection of competing compiler
optimizations. *Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGPLAN/SIGBED conference on Languages, compilers, and
tools for embedded systems*. Pages 50-59. ISBN:978-1-60558-356-3

- Khondoker, M.R., Glasbey, C.A. and Worton, B. J. (2009). Multiscan: Combining multiple laser scans of microarrays. Bioconductor package http://bioconductor.org/packages/2.3/bioc/html/multiscan.html.

- Streftaris, G. and Worton, B.J. (2008). Efficient and accurate approximate Bayesian inference with an application
to insurance data. *Computational Statistics and Data Analysis* 52, 2604-2622.

- Khondoker, M.R., Glasbey, C.A. and Worton, B.J. (2007). A comparison of parametric and nonparametric
methods for normalising cDNA microarray data. *Biometrical Journal* 49, 815-823.

- Streftaris, G. and Worton, B.J. (2007). Hierarchical and empirical Bayes estimators in the analysis of insurance
claims. *Proceedings of the 22nd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling*, Barcelona, Spain,
Eds.: del Castillo, J., Espinal, A. and Puig, P., pp. 556-559. ISBN 978-84-690-5943-2.

- Khondoker, M.R., Glasbey, C.A. and Worton, B.J. (2006). Statistical estimation of gene expression using
multiple laser scans of microarrays. *Bioinformatics* 22 no. 2, 215-219.

- My ErdÃ¶s number is 3.

- Using the AMS collaboration distance calculator apparently I'm only four hops from Einstein! :)