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.

The links at the top lead to information on research, papers and softwares.


- I am looking for highly motivated statisticians, data scientists or computer scientists, interested to applying for a Postdoctoral Research Grant from the Chilean National Fund for Scientific and Technological Research (FONDECYT), most likely opening in June 2018. Researchers who attained a Doctoral degree as of January 1st, 2015 or later, may apply to this competition. For a full description, pleasee see the link.

Old News

- Starting January 1st, 2017, I am the Faculty Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.

- March 30th, 2015. Due to irreconcilable differences with the current editorial line of the journal, I have resigned as an AE for Biostatistics.

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

- Starting December 1st, 2014, I am an Associate Editor for Biostatistics.

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

- Starting July 1st, 2013, I am an Associate Editor for Statistical Modelling.

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

- I am a member of the 2015 Mitchell Prize Committee.