Research Interests

I am a statistician whose research involves methodological development, and is based largely on motivation from questions in the social sciences, social epidemiology and environmetrics.

My recent work is on statistical models for social networks, network inference, the development of statistical methodology for the collection and analysis of social network data, surveying of hard-to-reach populations, spatial processes and demography.


  • Statistics
  • Demography
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Social Networks
  • Environmetrics


  • PhD in Statistics, 1989

    University of Chicago

  • BSc in Mathematics (First Class Honors), 1983

    University of Western Australia

Recent talks

Practical Network Modeling via Tapered Exponential-family Random Graph Models
Data Theory in the World Seminar: Why is it important to be a data-driven organization?
DataX Salon with Mark S. Handcock


  • UCLA, Department of Statistics, 8125 Mathematical Sciences Building, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1554
  • Mathematical Sciences Building – Room 8105C