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Graduate School Scholarship Programme: The Department of Mathematics in co-operation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), invites applications for two scholarships for international doctoral candidates. Application deadline is January 10, 2018. More information is available here.

Next talk in the Stochastics Colloquium:
20.12.2017, 11:00, Dr. Nina Miolane (GeomStats Team at Inria/Stanford)

"Template shape estimation: correcting an asymptotic bias" (Abstract).
Statistics Meets Friends: The workshop "Statistics Meets Friends - from biophysics to inverse problems and back -" took place in Göttingen from November 29th to December 1st, 2017.
Press release: Statistics Meets Friends - from biophysics to inverse problems and back.
Press release: Dr. Vlada Limic, CNRS Strasbourg, has received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She is doing research at the Institute for Mathematical Stochastics for one year. Her host is Prof. Dr. Anja Sturm (press release).
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.