Jakob Bergman

Senior Lecturer, PhD, MSSc

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Probability Theory and Statistics


  • Compositional Analysis, Multivariate Analysis, Spatial Statistics


My research is focused on compositional data analysis, where we study vectors of proportions (compositions). Compositions arise in a number of different areas, e.g. the geochemical compositions of rock specimens, the proportion of expenditures on different commodity groups in household budgets, and the party shares in a party preference survey. I am particularly interested in modelling compositions over time (especially party shares), and I have developed a method for compositional smoothing (compositional loess). I am also working with applied compositional analysis within archaeometry in cooperation with Anders Lindahl.


I teach theoretical and applied statistics and quantitative research methods on different levels: undergraduate, advanced and within PhD programmes. Particularly sampling/survey research and regression analysis are favourite topics of mine.


I have on multitude of occasions given lectures and advice to NGOs, authorities, and companies.

Recent research outputs

Mikael Larsson, Jakob Bergman & Per Lagerås, 2019 Apr 18, In: PLoS ONE. 14, 4, 24 p., e0215578.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jakob Bergman, 2018 Sep 26, In: Austrian Journal of Statistics. 47, 5, p. 26-33

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