Dr. Brendon J. Brewer studied physics and astrophysics at The University of Sydney in Australia, graduating with a first class honours degree in 2004 and a PhD in 2008. After a short time at UNSW, Brendon moved to the University of California, Santa Barbara for a postdoc in astrophysics.
Brendon now specialises in statistics, most notably in Bayesian Inference, which he teaches as Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland. He has also made presentations at major organisations such as the European Space Agency (ESA) and Stanford University.
Brendon has won awards for his work, including, best PhD thesis from the Astronomical Society of Australia, and was a finalist for the The Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize.
Brendon is a skilled programmer in C++, Python, Haskell, and R, and is experienced with LBRY API technologies which he utilises to compile data for LBRYnomics.