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This is the website of Lawrence Murray, collating scientific articles, software, photography, and other creative outputs. It tries not to be too complicated.


Lawrence Murray is a senior research scientist at the Department of Information Technology of Uppsala University. He previously worked at the Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, and CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics in Perth, Australia. He received his Ph.D. from the the University of Edinburgh in 2009, and Bachelor of Software Engineering (with honours) from the Australian National University in 2004. His research interests include computational statistics, Bayesian statistics, Monte Carlo methods, machine learning, probabilistic programming, and high-performance computing, applied to health and environmental problems. He leads development of the open source projects Birch, an object-oriented universal probabilistic programming language, and LibBi, for state-space modelling on parallel and distributed computer hardware using sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) and particle Markov chain Monte Carlo (PMCMC) methods.


Photography has been an interest for over a decade, beginning with landscape photography, and more recently in minimal, geometric and abstract forms. Final works are curated on this website, with work in progress on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.


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