Steve Brooks (statistician)

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Steve Brooks
Born July 1970
Residence UK
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Bristol
University of Kent
University of Cambridge
Awards Guy Medal (Bronze, 2005)
Philip Leverhulme Prize
RSS Research Prize
Scientific career
Fields Computational and Applied Statistics
Institutions University of Bristol
University of Surrey
University of Cambridge
Doctoral advisor Gareth Roberts[1]

Stephen Peter "Steve" Brooks is Executive Director of Select Statistical Services Ltd,[2] a statistical research consultancy company based in Exeter, and former professor of statistics at the Statistical Laboratory of the University of Cambridge.[3]

He received a degree in mathematics from Bristol University in 1991, and a master's degree in statistics from the University of Kent. He received his PhD at Cambridge; his supervisor was Gareth Roberts. Post-graduation he then returned to Bristol as a lecturer in the Statistics Group and then Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey. In 2000 Brooks returned to Cambridge first as a fellow of Kings College, Cambridge.[4] and then of Wolfson College.[5]

He is a specialist in Markov chain Monte Carlo and applied statistical methods.

He is one of the founding directors[6] of the National Centre for Statistical Ecology[7] which was set up in 2005.

He left Cambridge in 2006 to become Director of Research for ATASS Sports and is now executive director of Select Statistical Services Ltd a statistical consultancy firm based in Exeter and the Director of the Exeter Initiative for Statistics and its Applications[8]


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  1. Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo edited by Steve Brooks, Andrew Gelman, Galin Jones and Xiao-Li Meng; Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2011[14]
  2. Bayesian Analysis for Population Ecology by Ruth King, Olivier Gimenez, Byron Morgan and Steve Brooks; Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2009[15]


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