Tom Britton
Professor in Mathematical Statistics (Holder of the Cramér chair)
Dean of Mathematics & Physics, Stockholm University

Contact details

Telephone: ++46 8 164534
Facsimile: ++46 8 6126717
Room: 316 in house 6, Kräftriket


Mittag-Leffler Institutet. Research programme on Mathematical Biology, autumn 2018

10'th Swedish meeting on Mathematics in Biology, Stockholm November 29-30

Teaching 2018/19 school year

Introductory Statistical analysis (bachelor level in Swedish) 7.5 ECTS. Autumn

Soft skills for Mathematicians (PhD course on writing, presentations, referee process and more) 5 ECTS. Spring

Research interests

My research interests lie in applied probability models and statistical inference for such, in particular epidemic models, networks and applications towards genetics and molecular biology including phylogenetics.

Erdös number: 2

Associate editor for Journal of Mathematical Biology

The math departments of Stockholm University and The Royal Institute of Technology together form the Stockholm Mathematics Center (SMC)

For further details on my research I refer to my list of publications and my CV.

Current financial support

Swedish Research Council (special call for statistics in Empirical sciences): 4.6 MSek (PI, 2014-2017)

Swedish Research Council (main call in Mathematical sciences): 3.2 MSek (PI, 2016-2019)

K&A Wallenberg foundation Special grant for Frank Ball as guest professor at Stockholm University: 0.26 MSek (PI, 2017-2018)


Sven Erick Alm, Mikael Andersson, Håkan Andersson, Frank Ball, Niels BeckerJakob Björnberg, Erik Broman, Mia Deijfen, Jean-Stéphane Dhersin, Odo Diekmann, Hans Garmo, Federica Giardina, Elizabeth Halloran, Disa Hansson, Hans Heesterbeek, Thomas House, Sebastian Höhna, Valerie Isham, David Jacquet, Svante Janson, David Juher, Eben Kenah, Theodore Kypraios, Thomas Leitner, KaYin Leung, David Lindenstrand, Martin Linder, Mathias Lindholm, Alun Lloyd, Ira Longini, Fabio LopesSamuel Lundqvist, Owen Lyne, Ingrid Lönnstedt, Jens Malmros, Anders Martin-Löf, Naoki Masuda, Laura Matrajt, Denis Mollison, Peter Neal, Andreas Nordvall Lagerås, Lorenzo Pellis, Philip O'Neill, Desiré Ouedraogo, Steven Riley, Ethan Romero-Severson, Joan Saldana, Gianpaolo Scalia Tomba, Nyimvua Shaban, David Sirl, Kristoffer Spricer, Åke Svensson, Tanya Stadler, Bodil Svennblad, Viet Chi Tran, Ali Traoré, Pieter Trapman, Tatyana Turova, Jacco Wallinga, Anne Wangombe, Yang Yang.

Other scientists (a selection)
Jan Albert, Björn Andersson, Cajsa Anderson, Erik Arner,  Peter Arner, Kåre Bremer, Per Ericson, Per Erixon, Jonas Frisén, J.P. Huelsenbeck, Fredrik Liljeros, Xin Lu, Monica Nordvik, Bengt Oxelman, Fredrik Ronquist, Bengt Sennblad, Martti Tammi, Anna Thorson, Annika Vinnersten, Paul Westermark.


Completed PhD students
1. Ingrid Lönnstedt, Uppsala University: Licentiate 2003, PhD  September 2005.
2. Bodil Svennblad, Uppsala University: Licentiate 2005, PhD March 2008.
3. Shaban Nyimvua Mbare, Stockholm U and University of Dar Es Salam, licentiate 2007 (SU), PhD 2008 (UDES)
4. Mathias Lindholm, Stockholm U, licentiate 2007, PhD 2008
5. David Lindenstrand, Stockholm U, accepted 2007. PhD 2012
6. Sebastian Höhna, Stockholm U, accepted 2009, PhD 2013
7. Ali Traoré, Université d'Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. PhD 2016.
8. Jens Malmros, Stockholm U, accepted 2010, PhD 2016
9. Desiré Ouedraogo, Université d'Ouagadougou, PhD 2017.
10. Kristoffer Spricer, Stockholm U, accepted 2012. PhD 2018.

Anne Wangombe, Stockholm U and University of Nairobi, accepted 2005, licentiate 2009.

Post Doc:
Pieter Trapman, 2010-2011
Federica Giardina, 2014-2017

Current supervision

Disa Hansson, Stockholm U, accepted 2013
Theresa Stocks, Stockholm U, accepted 2014, licentiate 2017

KaYin Leung, 2016-
Yun Jun Zhang, 2017-

PATHd8: a program for phylogenetic dating

This is based on two papers that appeared in: Molecular phylogenetics and evolution (2002) 24, 58-65. Systematic Biology (2007) 56, 741-752. More information about it is found on the PATHd8 web page.


Title: PhD, Docent and professor in Mathematical statistics (PhD: 1996: Stockholm University. Docent: 1999, Uppsala University. Promoted professor 2003, Stockholm University, full professor 2009, Stockholm University)

Position: Professor in Mathematical Statistics at the Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University.

Here you find my CV and list of publications.

This page was last updated August 14, 2018