Mark S. Handcock

Mark S. Handcock

Distinguished Professor of Statistics

Department of Statistics and Data Science

University of California, Los Angeles

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