Alejandro Jara

Associate Professor

Department of Statistics

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


I am an Associate Professor of Statistics at the Department of Statistics of the Catholic University of Chile. I got a M.Sc. in Statistics from the Catholic University of Chile and a Ph.D. in Science (Mathematics) from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).

My current research interests include: Nonparametric Bayesian Statistics, Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods and Statistical Computing.

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- Starting January 1st, 2013, I am an Associate Editor for Bayesian Analysis.

- Starting July, 2013, I am an Associate Editor for Statistical Modelling.

- I am a member of the Board of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) (term 2014 - 2016).

- I am Program Chair of the Bayesian nonparametric section of ISBA (term 2014 - 2016).