Michael John Evans
BiographyInitially, I pursued statistics within the context of the frequentist framework. I became disenchanted with frequentism for a variety of reasons not the least of which being the lack of a firm, logical foundation. Subsequently, I studied the Bayesian approach which is somewhat more successful at solving statistical problems. Again, however, there are a variety of foundational issues associated with Bayesian methodology that are not really answered by common justifications provided for that approach. Relative belief theory is an attempt to deal with these issues.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
I am interested in foundational matters concerned with statistical inference, statistical methodology and computational problems associated with Bayesian statistics.
I enjoy playing the guitar in a small jazz group and in the winter I like to ski.