Statistics and Probability Theory – University of Copenhagen

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Section for Statistics and Probability Theory


The research in the section covers topics ranging from probability theory and mathematical statistics to applied statistics. Main themes include Markov processes, biostatistics, biomathematics, inference for statistical models based on stochastic processes, general principles for statistical inference, graphical models and their applications, asymptotic statistical theory, functional data analysis, and applications of statistical methodology and stochastic processes in bioinformatics, neuroscience, systems biology, reaction networks (see homepage), physiology, and earth science.

In particular, the section works with statistical inference from discrete time sampling of continuous time processes, such as models given by stochastic differential equations and jump processes, or from first-passage-time data from these models. Also statistical learning and inference for point processes are studied, as well as Monte Carlo simulation, hidden Markov models. Especially gene expression data, DNA data and stochastic neuronal models are studied.

The section hosts Laboratory of Applied Statistics which develops and applies statistical methods in close collaboration with researchers from other departments at the faculty.

The section is part of Copenhagen Statistics Network and of Dynamical Systems Interdisciplinary Network.

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Prospective students are encouraged to visit the study websites in Danish orEnglish.

Current students can visit the webpage MCs in Statistics on the student intranet.

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