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Professor Richard Samworth

Professor of Statistics, Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Teaching Fellow, St John's College

Contact information

01223 337950

Statistical Laboratory
Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Wilberforce Road
Cambridge
CB3 0WB
United Kingdom

Biography

I obtained my PhD in Statistics from the University of Cambridge in 2004, and after a Research Fellowship at St John's College, joined the Statistical Laboratory as a Lecturer in 2005.  I subsequently became a Reader (2010) and Professor of Statistics (2013), and remain a Fellow of St John's.

Research interests

My main research interests are in nonparametric and high-dimensional statistics. Particular topics include shape-constrained density and other nonparametric function estimation problems, nonparametric classification, clustering and regression, Independent Component Analysis, the bootstrap and high-dimensional variable selection problems.

Publications

Shah, R. D. and Samworth, R. J. (2013) Variable selection with error control: Another look at Stability Selection, J. Roy. Statist. Soc., Ser. B, 75, 55-80.
Samworth, R. J. and Yuan, M. (2012) Independent component analysis via nonparametric maximum likelihood estimation. Ann. Statist., 40, 2973-3002.
Samworth, R. J. (2012) Optimal weighted nearest neighbour classifiers, Ann. Statist., 40, 2733-2763.
Dümbgen, L., Samworth, R. and Schuhmacher, D. (2011) Approximation by log-concave distributions with applications to regression, Ann. Statist., 39, 702-730.
Cule, M., Samworth, R. and Stewart, M. (2010) Maximum likelihood estimation of a multi-dimensional log-concave density, J. Roy. Statist. Soc., Ser. B. (with discussion), 72, 545-607.

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