Thomas Berrett


5 avenue Henry Le Chatelier
TSA 96642
91764 Palaiseau cedex

About me

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at ENSAE ParisTech supervised by Prof. Cristina Butucea. Until August 2019 I was 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 was 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.

My research interests are mainly in developing statistical theory and methodology in nonparametric settings. Problems I have worked on include the estimation of entropy and other functionals, (conditional) independence testing and classification. I am also particularly interested in the application of nearest neighbour methods and permutation tests.

Core Statistical Publications and Preprints

Other Publications

Workshop organisation

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


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.