Olle Häggström

I am a professor of mathematical statistics at Chalmers University of Technology and a board member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).

My main research is in theory of statistics and in statistical mechanics. In recent years I have broadened my research interests and work for instance with applied statistics, philosophy, climate science, artificial intelligence and social consequences of future technologies.

Three recently published works

  • Häggström, Olle: Here Be Dragons: Science, Technology and the Future of Humanity, Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Verendel, Vilhelm & Häggström, Olle: Fermi's paradox, Extraterrestrial Life and the Future of Humanity: a Bayesian Analysis, International Journal of Astrobiology, doi:10.1017/S1473550415000452, 2016.
  • Häggström, Olle: The Need for Nuance in the Null Hypothesis Significance Testing Debate, Educational and Psychological Measurement, to appear.

Three frequently cited works

  • Georgii, Hans-Otto, Häggström, Olle & Maes, Christian: The Random Geometry of Equilibrium Phases, in Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena, Volume 18 (C. Domb and J.L. Lebowitz, eds), pp 1-142, Academic Press, London, 2001.
  • Häggström, Olle: Finite Markov Chains and Algorithmic Applications, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Häggström, Olle: Intelligent Design and the NFL Theorems, Biology & Philosophy 22, 217-230, 2007.

Publications