I am Professor and Director of the School of Statistics at the University of Minnesota. I am also affialiated with the Institute for Research in Statistics and its Applications, the UM Data Science program, and the Data Science in Multi-messenger Astrophysics program.

My main research interests are in Markov chain Monte Carlo, statistical theory and methods in both Bayesian and frequentist domains, neuroimaging applications, and astrostatistics. I have also collaborated with a wide range of researchers including psychologists, veterinarians, librarians, and ecologists, among others.

I earned a PhD in Statistics from the University of Florida in 2001. I am a fellow of both the American Statistical Association and the Institute for Mathematical Statistics, and a member of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis. Co-Editor for Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics.

When I’m not doing statistics, I’d mostly rather be outside. Preferably in the mountains.

Galin Jones


I am Professor and Director of the School of Statistics at the University of Minnesota. I am also affialiated with the Institute for Research in Statistics and its Applications, the UM Data Science program, and the Data Science in Multi-messenger Astrophysics program.

My main research interests are in Markov chain Monte Carlo, statistical theory and methods in both Bayesian and frequentist domains, neuroimaging applications, and astrostatistics. I have also collaborated with a wide range of researchers including psychologists, veterinarians, librarians, and ecologists, among others.

I earned a PhD in Statistics from the University of Florida in 2001. I am a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a fellow of the Institute for Mathematical Statistics, and a memeber of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis. Co-Editor for Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics.

When I’m not doing statistics, I’d mostly rather be outside. Preferably in the mountains.