Jason McEwen

Professor of Astrostatistics

University College London


I am a Professor of Astrostatistics and Astroinformatics at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) at University College London (UCL). My research interests encompass a wide range of areas within astroinformatics and astrostatistics, including Bayesian inference, harmonic analysis, optimisation, and machine learning and artificial intelligence, with a focus on application to cosmology and radio interferometry.

I am also Founder and CEO of Kagenova, a startup company developing deep tech for virtual reality and beyond.

I am Director of Research (Astrophysics) of UCL’s Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Intensive Science. I am a Core Team member of the ESA Planck satellite mission, a member of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Science Data Processor (SDP) working group, a member of the ESA Euclid satellite Science Consortium, and a member of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) and Informatics and Statistics Science Collaboration (ISSC).

Previously I was a Royal Society Newton Fellow and before that a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at UCL. Prior to that I was a Scientist in the Electrical Engineering Institute at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and a Research Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, after receiving a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Cambridge.


  • Astrostatistics
  • Astroinformatics
  • Bayesian inference
  • Harmonic analysis
  • Optimisation
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence