Imperial College London

Professor Alastair Young

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Chair in Statistics



+44 (0)20 7594 8560alastair.young Website




529Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





  • Contemporary nonparametric inference: resampling methods, bootstrap, non-parametric likelihood.
  • Parametric likelihood theory (especially objective Bayes, bootstrap).
  • Approximation methods in statistics.
  • Spatial statistics.

Guest Lectures

Plenary Lecture, ERCIM 2011, London, 2011

Plenary Lecture, S.Co. 2009, Milan, 2009

Plenary Lecture, Australian Statistical Conference, Melbourne, 2008

International Conference in honour of Sir David Cox, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2004, 2004

IMS Annual Meeting, Banff, 2002

Research Student Supervision

Kuffner,TA, Objective Bayes and Conditional Frequentist Inference

Lee,SM-S, Generalised Bootstrap Procedures

Lu,K, Parametric Inference under Model Misspecification

Samworth,RJ, Some Mathematical and Theoretical Aspects of the Bootstrap

Stemp,IC, Bayesian Model Selection Ideas For Categorical Data