Contact details

cvallejos 'at' 

Twitter: @CataVallejosM

The Alan Turing Institute
British Library
96 Euston Road
NW1 2DB London

My main area of research is on Bayesian statistical methodology, driven by applications in biology, medicine, engineering and other areas of knowledge. Overall, my work aims to provide open-source analysis tools for high-dimensional datasets with complex structure. 

My current research interests include
  • High-dimensional Bayesian hierarchical models
  • Integration of heterogeneous datasets
  • Statistical models for count-based datasets
  • Statistical models for time-to-event data
  • Statistical genomics
For software, please visit my Github repository

Short CV

Until September of 2016, I worked as a Career Development Fellow in a joint appointment at the MRC Biostatistics Unit (BSU) and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), both located in Cambridge (UK). In this position I was a member of the Statistical Genomics research group (BSU) and the Marioni group (EBI) which are respectively lead by Professor Sylvia Richardson and Dr John Marioni

Before moving to Cambridge, I was a PhD student at the Department of Statistics of the University of Warwick, under the supervision of Professor Mark Steel. My PhD thesis covered theoretical and practical aspects of Bayesian inference and survival analysis. Previously, I did a BSc in Mathematics (with track in Statistics) at the Faculty of Mathematics of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. During these studies I also approved a Certificate in Economics. Additionally, I received a MSc in Statistics degree at the same university. My dissertation project related to long memory time times, under the supervision of Dr Wilfredo Palma