About me

I’m a research statistician currently studying at Queensland University of Technology.

My PhD focusses on sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) methods.

My main areas of interest are:

  • Bayesian computation
  • Bayesian methods
  • multilevel / hierarchical models and regularisation
  • constrained non-linear regression
  • election polling
  • semi-infinite programming

Current projects

  • “Delayed-acceptance SMC” with C Drovandi and A Lee
  • “Applying BART for causal treatment effect models in social science” (and R package) with S Kalucza and M O’Flaherty
  • “Bayesian regularisation from stochastic constraints”
  • “Analysing overlapping contingency tables from sensitive data” with B Baffour, M Spallek, and M Haynes
  • “Bayesian computational methods for cognitive psychological models” with T Ballard
  • “Semi-infinite programming in R”

Journal articles

  • “Polling bias and undecided voter allocations: US Presidential elections, 2004 - 2016” (2019). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series A), Volume 182, Issue 2, Pages 467-493. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rssa.12414. JJ Bon, T Ballard and B Baffour.
  • “Fitting monotone polynomials in mixed effects models” (2019). Statistics and Computing, Volume 29, Issue 1, Pages 79-98. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11222-017-9797-8. JJ Bon, BA Turlach and K Murray.
  • “Including mobile-only telephone users in a statewide preventive health survey: Differences in the prevalence of health risk factors and impact on trends” Preventive Medicine Reports (2017) Volume 7, September 2017, Pages 91-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.05.009. B Baffour, T Roselli, M Haynes, JJ Bon, M Western, S Clemens.

See Publications for more details.