Robert Griffiths

Bob.Griffiths@monash.edu

Academic Record

  • 1999 University of Oxford MA
  • 1970 University of Sydney PhD in Mathematical Statistics
    • Thesis title: Multivariate distribution theory: infinitely divisible multivariate gamma distributions, Supervisor: Professor G.K. Eagleson
  • 1967 University of Sydney Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Honours

  • 2010 Elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society
    • Citation: for fundamental contributions to Mathematical Population Genetics in the study of evolutionary stochastic processes, probability distributions of gene frequencies and of genealogical trees. He initiated and developed computational algorithms for full likelihood inference of population genetics parameters from DNA sequences, and ancestral inference, such as finding the time to the most recent common ancestor and ages of mutations in genealogical trees.
  • 2000 Title of Professor of Mathematical Genetics, University of Oxford
  • 1993 Elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, USA
    • Citation: for fundamental contributions to mathematical population genetics, especially in the study of the probability distributions of gene frequencies and of genealogical trees, and for important contributions to statistical multivariate analysis, especially the infinite divisibility of, and orthogonal expansions for, multivariate distributions.

University Appointments

  • November 2018- Adjunct Professor, Mathematical Sciences, Monash University
  • August 2018- Teaching Associate, Mathematical Sciences, Monash University
  • October 2011- Associate member of the Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
  • October 2011- Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford
  • October 2011- Emeritus Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall
  • 2000 Titular Professor of Mathematical Genetics, University of Oxford
  • 1998 Lecturer in Statistics, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
  • 1998 Tutorial Fellow in Applied Mathematics, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
  • 1989 Reader, Department of Mathematics, Monash University, Australia
  • 1979 Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Monash University, Australia
  • 1973 Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Monash University, Australia
  • 1970 Lecturer, Department of Statistics, Macquarie University, Australia
  • 1968 Teaching Fellow, Department of Mathematics, University of Sydney

Visiting Appointments

  • 2017 Visiting Professor, Mathematical Science Institute, ANU
  • 2014 Visiting Professor, Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2013 Clay Senior Scholar, Centre de researches mathematiques, Montreal, Canada
  • 2012 Visiting Miller Research Professor, Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2011 Visiting Professor, Department of Statistics, Stanford University.
  • 1998, 1996, 1992 Visiting Professor, University of Southern California
  • 1987 Visiting Professor, Mathematics Department, University of Utah
  • 1984 Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia
  • 1979 Center for Demographic & Population Genetics, University of Texas, Houston

Editorial Boards

  • 2003–2006 Associate Editor, Annals of Applied Probability
  • 1993–1995 Associate Editor, Stochastic Processes and their Applications
  • 1995– 2013 Associate Editor, Theoretical Population Biology
  • 2013– 2016 Population Genetics Editor, Theoretical Population Biology

Society Memberships

  • Royal Statistical Society, Institute of Mathematical Statistics.