The Royal Society elected Professor Steffen Lilholt Lauritzen as a new Fellow on May 19, 2011.
The Fellows of the Royal Society are eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth. Fellows and Foreign Members are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science. There are approximately 1,450 Fellows and Foreign Members, including more than 75 Nobel Laureates.
Professor Steffen Lauritzen is Professor of Statistics at the Department of Statistics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Jesus College. His research interests range over a variety of topics within the theory and applications of statistics. In recent years his research has largely evolved within the area of graphical models, which use mathematical graphs to describe and understand interrelationships between a potentially large number of random variables. His research addresses their basic theory, computational aspects, applications to causal inference, and to forensic genetics.
Steffen Lauritzen is one of the founders of HUGIN Expert and has also been chairman of the board in HUGIN Expert since 2003.