Jonathan J. Forster
Team Member, Integrated Modeling of European Migration
Jon Forster has been Professor of Statistics in the School of Mathematics at Southampton University since 2004, having been originally appointed as a lecturer there in 1994. He is currently Deputy Director of Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute. He gained a BA in Mathematics and a Diploma in Mathematical Statistics from Cambridge University and completed a PhD in Statistics at the University of Nottingham. He is joint author of Kendall's Advanced Theory of Statistics (Vol 2b: Bayesian Inference) and was awarded the Royal Statistical Society's Guy Medal in Bronze in 1999 for his work on Computational Statistics and Bayesian Inference. His areas of interest remain Bayesian inference and computation, with a recent focus on their application to demographic estimation and forecasting.