Thomas Berrett


Statistical Laboratory
Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Wilberforce Road
Cambridge, CB3 0WB, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1223 339798

About me

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher supervised by Prof Richard J. Samworth, in the Statistical Laboratory, a subdepartment of the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge, and am affiliated with the StatScale programme. In September 2017 I defended my PhD thesis which I worked on under the supervision of Prof Richard J. Samworth. I work mainly in statistical theory and methodology for nonparametric problems. My current areas of interest are the estimation of entropy and other functionals, (conditional) independence testing and classification with an emphasis on k-nearest neighbour methods.

Workshop organisation

Together with Nikolai Leonenko, Richard Lockhart, Richard Samworth and Yihong Wu I am organising a workshop in Cambridge from 9-11 September 2019 on "Estimation of entropies and other functionals: Statistics meets information theory".

Core Statistical Publications and Preprints

Other Publications


In Michaelmas 2017 I lectured the Part III course Topics in Statistical Theory . Example sheet one is here, example sheet two is here and example sheet three is here . I have previously supervised Part IB Statistics, Part II Principles of Statistics, Part II Statistical Modelling and Part II Applied Probability.