# Biography:Peter Green (statistician)

__: British statistician__

**Short description**Peter James Green | |
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Born | Solihull, England | 28 April 1950

Alma mater | University of Oxford University of Sheffield |

Known for | Reversible-jump Markov chain Monte Carlo |

Awards | Guy Medal (Bronze, 1987; Silver, 1999) |

Scientific career | |

Institutions | University of Bath University of Bristol University of Durham University of Wisconsin–Madison University of Technology, Sydney |

Doctoral advisor | Douglas P. Kennedy |

Website | www |

**Peter James Green**, FRS (born 28 April 1950)^{[1]} is a British Bayesian statistician. He is emeritus Professor and Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, and a professor at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is distinguished for his contributions to computational statistics, in particular his contributions to spatial statistics and semi-parametric regression models and also his development of reversible-jump Markov chain Monte Carlo.

## Education and career

Green was born in Solihull and attended Solihull School.^{[1]} He studied mathematics at Oxford University before moving to the University of Sheffield for postgraduate study, where he was awarded an MSc in probability and statistics and a PhD in applied probability.^{[2]}

## Honors and awards

Green was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2003. He served as president of the Royal Statistical Society from 2001 to 2003,^{[3]} having previously been awarded its Guy Medal in both Bronze (1987) and Silver (1999).^{[4]} He held a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award from 2006 to 2011. He was president of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis for the year 2007.

He was editor of the journal *Statistical Science* for 2014–2016.^{[citation needed]}

## References

- ↑
^{1.0}^{1.1}Prof Peter Green at Debrett's*People of Today*. Accessed 2011-01-23. - ↑ "Prof Peter Green". University of Bristol. http://www.stats.bris.ac.uk/people/faculty/mapjg/.
- ↑ Past Presidents . Royal Statistical Society. Accessed 2009-04-26.
- ↑ Honours & Awards: Previous Recipients . Royal Statistical Society. Accessed 2009-04-26.

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