#

Chris Sherlock

I am a senior lecturer in statistics at Lancaster University.

**Teaching** (2014-17): MATH230 (Probability). Teaching page.
**Admin** (2013-17): Programme tutor for the MSc in Statistics. From 2007 to 2013 I was Admissions Tutor for the MSc in Statistics.

## Research

My research
interests include **Markov Chain Monte Carlo** (theory and methodology), **Markov jump processes** and **diffusions**,
**hidden Markov Models** and **spatial statistics**.
Here are my
publications.
Here is the page for the Lancaster University computational statistics and machine learning group.

## Research-level tutorials

*Pseudo-marginal MCMC* is a very exciting area at the moment; here is a simple explanation and (partial) review of the literature.

*Variational representations* of Markov kernels can be powerful tools in the analysis of their behaviour; here is a description of three that I have found useful.

During my PhD I found out a little about
*particle
filters*. Here is an introduction
to the SIR and ASIR filters - an explanation for beginners.

### Other

Click here for a potted career history,
and here for other stuff.

last updated 22nd May 2017