David Vere-Jones

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Born 1936, England
Address Waikanae, New Zealand
Internet david.vere-jones at statsresearch.co.nz

Academic qualifications

MSc (Hons) (New Zealand); D Phil (Oxon)


2009 to date Distinguished Associate, Statistics Research Associates Limited
2000 to date Emeritus Professor, Victoria University of Wellington
1999-2009 Director, Statistics Research Associates Limited
1970-2000 Professor of Mathematics, with special responsibility for statistics, Victoria University of Wellington
1965-69 Fellow (1965-7) and Senior Fellow (1967-9), Department of Statistics, Institute of Advanced Studies, ANU, Canberra
1962-64 Scientific Officer (1962-3) and Senior Scientific Officer (1963-4), Applied Mathematics Laboratory, DSIR


2002 Senior Researcher and Board member, New Zealand Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
2000 NZ Science and Technology Gold Medal
1995 ISI Henri Willem Methorst Medal
1995 Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1994, 98 Workshop Leader, Workshops on Statistical Seismology, State Seismological Bureau, Beijing and Hangzhou
1991-92 President of Interim Executive of International Association for Statistical Education
1986 Royal Society Visiting Professor, Imperial College London and Oxford
1983-7 Member, New Zealand Universities' Entrance Board
1982 Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand; Council Member 1984-87; Chairman of Education Committee 1987 - 90
1981-83 President, New Zealand Statistical Association
1980-81, 87-88 Consultant to Italian National Commission for Nuclear and Alternative Power Sources (ENEA)
1979 Member, International Statistical Institute. Council Member 1984-7; Chairman of Education Committee 1987 -1991
1978-85 Convenor, Mathematics Steering Committee, New Zealand Universities' Entrance Board
1976 Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Visiting Professor, Inst. Stat. Math., Tokyo
1974 Foundation member and President, NZ Maths Society
1969 Fellow of Royal Statistical Society

Present research/professional specialities

Statistical modelling and analysis for earthquake forecasting. Markov chain and point process theory. Statistical Education.

Research Grants

2005-2009 Marsden Fund Grant: Hidden Markov models for earthquake processes with ancillary measurements (with D.S.Harte, M.Bebbington, R.Robinson)
2001-04 Marsden Fund Grant: Statistical models for the approach to criticality in earthquake occurrence (with D.S.Harte, M.Bebbington, M.Kozuch, R.Robinson)
1996-97 ASIA 2000 grants Statistical Methods for Earthquake Prediction and Earthquake Risks, for collaboration with Centre for Analysis and Prediction, State Seismological Bureau, Beijing, China
1996-2010 Subcontracted to IGNS on FRST Contract Natural Hazards
1997-99 Marsden Fund Grant: Non-linear modelling of fracture mechanisms (with D.S.Harte, M.Bebbington, C.S.Lu)
1994-95, 95-96 FRST Contracts Stochastic Processes (with P.J.Thomson, T. Mikosch, R.B.Davies, D.S.Harte, M. Bebbington, Wang Q)


Two books and about 150 refereed publications. See publication list (pdf file).

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