Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader in Astrostatistics



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I am a lecturer in astro-statistics in both the Astrophysics Group in the Department of Physics and the Statistics Section of the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College, London. My research interests are based around problems of inference, in which (probabilistic) conclusions about the real world are made from incomplete or imperfect data, and particularly their application to astrophysics.



Alsing J, Peiris H, Mortlock D, et al., 2023, Forward Modeling of Galaxy Populations for Cosmological Redshift Distribution Inference, Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Vol:264, ISSN:0067-0049

Leistedt B, Alsing J, Peiris H, et al., 2023, Hierarchical Bayesian inference of photometric redshifts with stellar population synthesis models, Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Vol:264, ISSN:0067-0049, Pages:1-12

Capel F, Burgess JM, Mortlock DJ, et al., 2022, Assessing coincident neutrino detections using population models, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol:668, ISSN:0004-6361

O'Riordan CM, Warren SJ, Mortlock DJ, 2021, Galaxy mass profiles from strong lensing III: The two-dimensional broken power-law model, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol:501, ISSN:0035-8711, Pages:3687-3694

Feeney SM, Peiris HV, Nissanke SM, et al., 2021, Prospects for measuring the Hubble constant with neutron-star–black-hole mergers, Physical Review Letters, Vol:126, ISSN:0031-9007

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