Luke Kelly

Luke Kelly

Statistical methods for intractable models

I’m a postdoc with Chris Holmes investigating interpretable probabilistic models for large-scale biomedical applications.

Before coming to Oxford, I was an undergraduate at at University College Dublin and a masters student at the University of Cambridge. I completed my DPhil in Statistics in 2016 here in the department. My thesis, supervised by Geoff Nicholls, describes a novel method to infer rooted phylogenetic trees when traits may undergo lateral transfer.



  • L.J. Kelly, G.K. Nicholls, Lateral transfer in Stochastic Dollo models, Annals of Applied Statistics, to appear, 2017.