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PhD Student: The Institute for Mathematical Stochastics (Prof. Dr. Anja Sturm) seeks qualified applicants for the position of a PhD student starting on or after February 01, 2018 for the duration of three years (more information is available here).

Student assistant: The Institute for Mathematical Stochastics (Prof. Dr. Axel Munk) seeks a student assistant for the Research Training Group 2088 in the project A1 “Wasserstein Metrics in Statistics: Inference”, starting on or after January 1, 2018 (for more details see here).

Next talk in the Stochastics Colloquium:
25.10.2017, 11:15, Dr. Vlada Limic (Université de Strasbourg)

"What is a uniform distribution?" (Abstract).
Statistics Meets Friends: The workshop "Statistics Meets Friends - from biophysics to inverse problems and back -" takes place in Göttingen from November 29th to December 1st, 2017.
SFB 803

SFB 803 - Functionality controlled by organization in and between membranes
Central Project Z2:
Statistics for sparse signals: ion channel recordings and NMR spectroscopy



  • Prof. Dr. A. Munk, Göttingen


  • Dr. Thomas Hotz



Both ion channel recordings and NMR spectra form sparse signals, their information being contained in few, discrete jump positions or spectral peaks, respectively. In one part of this project, we intend to statistically model and analyse ion channel recordings using jump regression, being more flexible than the currently used hidden Markov models. Concurrently, the corresponding mathematical theory as well as efficient numerical algorithms will be developed. In the other part, we derive optimal designs for multi-dimensional NMR experiments. Based on sound statistical models, such sampling schemes will be computed analytically or numerically.