## Homepage

Tom Nye
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics Herschel Building Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU Tom.Nye -at- ncl.ac.uk (+44) 191 208 5369 |

### Teaching

Students should look at blackboard for my teaching materials or follow the link on the left.

### Research interests

I am primarily interested in mathematical and statistical aspects of molecular evolution. My research focuses on the development of statistical models for constructing phylogenetic trees and methods for assessing uncertainty / confidence in phylogenetic estimates. My wider interests lie with geometrical problems in statistics, particularly inference problems involving non-euclidean sample spaces such as tree-space.

I am a member of NODES (Northeast Organisation of DiscretE Structures) and am currently a committee member of the International Biometric Society British and Irish Region.

### Background

By training, I'm a mathematician: my PhD was in differential geometry. Following my PhD, I worked as a mathematical consultant in industry for a couple of years before doing a postdoc at the Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit. These days I'm a statistician (of sorts). I'm particularly motivated by applications in evolutionary biology, and methodologically I tend to be Bayesian. Geometrical ideas often influence the way I think and solve problems.