James O. Berger


Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Statistics

My recent research has primarily been in the areas of objective Bayesian analysis, model uncertainty, foundations of statistics, uncertainty quantification for complex computer models of processes, and various interdisciplinary areas of science and industry. More precisely,

  • Objective Bayesian methodology, especially determination of objective priors and default procedures for model selection.
  • Foundations of statistics, especially developing statistical procedures that are simultaneously interpretable from all foundational perspectives.
  • Statistical decision theory, especially finding optimal hierarchical Bayesian procedures in shrinkage settings.
  • Understanding and correcting for multiplicity.
  • Interdisciplinary research in astronomy, geophysics, and high energy physics.
  • The endemic problem of evaluating and appropriately utilizing complex computer models of physical processes in nature and engineering.