José-Miguel Bernardo

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José-Miguel Bernardo (born in Valencia, Spain) is a Spanish mathematician and statistician. A noted Bayesian, he is currently a professor of Statistics at the University of Valencia.

He is a founding co-President of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA), 1992-1994. His areas of research interest are:

  • The nature and scope of Bayesian Statistics
  • The relationship between information theory and statistics
  • The foundations and the derivation of nonsubjective, reference priors
  • The foundations of decision theory
  • Bayesian hypothesis testing and model criticism
  • Point and region intrinsic estimation
  • Probabilistic classification
  • Applications of Bayesian Statistics and decision theory to medical problems (automatic diagnosis)
  • Political analysis (election forecasting, sample surveys),
  • Industrial problems (quality assurance).


  • Bernardo, J. M. (1981). Bioestadística: Una Perspectiva Bayesiana. Barcelona: Vicens-Vives. pdf
  • Bernardo, J. M. and Smith, A. F. M. (1994). Bayesian Theory. Chichester: Wiley.


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