The Institute pursues research in statistics and related fields. It is responsible for the education of students in these topics. At the University of Bern, statistics is part of the Bachelor and Master programs in Mathematics. Moreover, the Institute is home to the Master program in Statistics and Data Science, which includes courses on probability theory, statistics, mathematical finance and actuarial science.
In addition to the training of students from other fields (natural sciences, economics, medicine, etc.), the Institute also offers continuing education programs.
The Institute is involved in collaborative research and transfer activities. This includes joint projects as well as consultancy cases with academic partners and various public and private organisations. While part of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Institute also has strong ties to the Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research.
The Institute is led by Professors Lutz Dümbgen, David Ginsbourger, Ilya Molchanov and Johanna Ziegel. Current acting director is Lutz Dümbgen.
Cédric Travelletti has successfully defended his PhD thesis under the title "Efficient Gaussian process updating under linear operator data for uncertainty reduction on implicit sets in Bayesian inverse problems".
Athénaïs Gautier has successfully defended her PhD thesis under the title "Modelling and predicting distribution-valued fields with applications to inversion under uncertainty".
Prof. Dr. David Ginsbourger has become an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute.
Are you about to change from a bachelor's to a master's degree program and still have a lot of questions? We will inform you on site and online during this year's Master's open days!
Riccardo Gatto was appointed as an Associate Editor of Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability starting from February 2023.
In December 2022, Philip A. Stange received the Christian Moser Award for outstanding dissertations.
Johanna Ziegel had the honor to present a keynote lecture at the 2022 Annual Conference of the Society for Financial Econometrics (SoFiE).
Johanna Ziegel has been appointed as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Forecasting, and delivered a keynote lecture at the 42nd International Symposium on Forecasting.
In his new book, Riccardo Gatto presents a unified introduction to stationary time series models and to continuous time stationary processes.
Prof. Dr. Johanna Ziegel has become an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute.
Athénaïs Gautier has been awarded a best PhD student oral presentation prize at MASCOT-NUM 2022.
Alexander Henzi has successfully defended his PhD thesis under the titel "Isotonic Distributional Regression".
Riccardo Turin has successfully defended his PhD thesis in Statistics with the title "Distributional Approximations and Set-Valued Sublinear Expectations".
The next edition of the Swiss Statistics Seminars takes place on 25. March at University of Bern. Invited speakers are Arnaud Doucet (Oxford) and Mats Stensrud (EPFL).
Die video presentations of the LIKE22 (Lifting Inference with Kernel Embeddings) workshop and winter school are now accessible online.
Alexandre Mösching and Sebastian Arnold have received the C. Moser Award for extraordinary dissertations at IMSV.
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