PhD student at UniBE jointly advised with B. Spycher, with a focus is on statistical modelling for personalized medicine in the framework of the Mutidisciplinary Center for Infectious Diseases.
After her UniL PhD in environmental sciences in co-supervision (main supervisor: N. Linde), Lea reinforced her presence in the team as a postdoc in statistical data science for the sciences.
Fabian just finished a postdoc in my team in collaboration with colleagues from Agroscope (Changins). He was selected for a UniBE Venture Fellowship around artificial intelligence for agriculture and is keeping his affiliation with us for this new endeavour.
Assistant at IMSV. With a background in mathematical physics, Lorenz is now studying statistics and data science while working part time in research, teaching, and consultancy.
PhD student at the University of Neuchatel. Eliane is working towards a PhD (UniNE director: K. Stoffel) on the use of generative models for inverse problems.
Tim is working towards a PhD in statistics with focus on kernel design and inference in the framework of a collaborative project on “perception in statistics and econometrics”.
Important Note: with Antoine, Patric, Ben and others from joint projects with Petra Stute’s team, we also enjoy statistical interactions with our colleagues Anja Mühlemann and Philip Stange who are regularly participating in our collaboration via statistical consultancy.
Past team members and alumni
During his postdoc at at UniBE jointly advised with J. Ziegel (in collab. with O. Romppainen-Martius, P. Horton, and Meteoswiss). Sam was notably working on Ensemble Postprocessing for High-Impact Events.
In her master thesis in statistics and data science at UniBE (co-mentored with S. Lozza-Fiacco), Adriana has worked in categorical sequence analysis with optimal matching, with an application to data from the ‘Women 40+ Healthy Aging Study’. Also, she has been working as an intern at the Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research.
During her postdoc within R. Gatto’s and my team, Laetitia worked in the framework of a collaboration with D. Stroka’s team (notably with D. Sánchez-Taltavull) at the Department of BioMedical Research. She now started a postdoc in S. Méléard’s team at Ecole Polytechnique.
In her PhD in Statistics (defended May 2023), Athénaïs has worked on distribution fields and applications in inverse problems and stochastic optimization. She now works as a postdoc with a focus on spatial stochastic simulation in the COSMO Lab at McGill University.
In his PhD in Statistics (defended June 2023), Cédric has worked on Bayesian estimation of implicit sets under indirect measurements. He currently works as a research fellow in Stefan Brönnimann’s group.
In her master thesis in statistics and data science at UniBE (co-mentored with F. Guignard), Noemie worked on distance-based linear models. She now works as an actuary at the health insurance company Visana.
During his short postdoc within R. Gatto’s and my team, Riccardo worked in the framework of a collaboration with D. Stroka’s team (notably with D. Sánchez-Taltavull) at the Department of BioMedical Research. He now works as a risk modeller with Swiss Re.
In his master thesis in statistics and data science at UniBE (co-mentored with C. Travelletti, in collaboration with S. Brönnimann and team), Alberto worked on ranking different background error covariance estimations in paleoclimate data assimilation. After having worked at IMSV, he joined Swisscom for an internship in BI.
In her master thesis in statistics and data science at UniBE (co-mentored with A. Gautier), Anna worked on kernel methods and GP modelling for molecules. After having worked at IMSV, she joined the Swiss railways (SBB) as a Career Starter Data Science.
In her master thesis in statistics and data science at UniBE (co-mentored with M. Vock and in collaboration with S. Hayoz from the Swiss Group of Clinical Cancer Research), Belinda worked on comparing probabilistic classifiers via multiple-fold scoring with application to radio-oncological data. After having worked at IMSV, she joined the railway company BLS as a Business Analyst.
In the thesis of his Master of Advanced Studies in statistical data science, Cédric worked on linear inverse problems (co-mentored with C. Travelletti). He is still heading a group on Geographic Information Systems at Swisstopo.
- Cedric Schärer
In his master’s thesis in mathematics at UniBE, Cedric worked on multiple-fold cross validation for GP models. He now has a permanent position as a high school mathematics teacher.
While an intern at Idiap and a master student in applied mathematics at Mahidol University, Poompol worked on Bayesian Optimization of set functions (joint supervision with T. Krityakierne). He is now a PhD student at Cornell University in Peter Frazier’s team.
In her master’s thesis in statistics at UniBE, Amanda worked on statistical modelling of hail data. Following this she joined Swiss Re, first as Data Scientist and Risk Analyst and has then assumed further positions in this company.
In his PhD co-advised with J. Baccou (IRSN) and J. Liandrat (co-tutelle with Centrale Marseille), Sébastien worked on warping and sampling approaches to non-stationary GP modelling. He is now working as a permanent research engineer at the French National Metrology Institute.
In his PhD (defended in 2016), Dario has worked on Bayesian set estimation. His PhD was mainly funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and jointly supervized with Ilya Molchanov. He is know a permanent researcher at IDSIA.
As an intern under my supervision at Idiap (while an EPFL master student), Alan has worked on non-stationary extreme value modelling with applications to climate data. He is now working at Lonza where he has been employed in several data-related roles.
In her master’s thesis in statistics at UniBE, Katalin worked on probabilistic line search. She is now working at the intercantonal association for re-insurance as a consulting actuary.
In his master’s thesis in statistics at the University of Bern, Robert worked on parameter estimation for distance-based kriging. He is now Lead Data Scientist at Inawisdom (UK).
During her postdoc years at UniBE and Idiap, Mint has worked on surrogate-based optimization and on extremes. She is now Assistant Professor at Mahidol University (Bangkok, Thailand).
In his PhD, Mickael has been working on high-dimensional and multi-objective GP-based optimization. His Ph.D was jointly supervized with O. Roustant and F. Mercier. Mickael is now working as a permanent researcher at INRIA in Sophia-Antipolis (France).
Laureline was a frequent visitor when Ph.D student at the University of Lausanne, then (2011-2015) working on stochastic ensemble aquifer modeling under the supervision of I. Lunati. She is now an Associate Research Scientist at the Columbia Water Center, NY, USA.
While a PhD student (defended 2013), Clément co-coordinated the ReDICE project with me. His thesis on Gaussian random field models and adaptive strategies was co-advised with Y. Richet (IRSN). Clément is now senior statistician at the Swiss Federal Office of Statistics.
In his master thesis (Master in mathematics at UniBE, 2013) co-supervized with D. Schuhmacher, Nicolas worked on ortho-additive Gaussian fields. He is working as geo-data analyst and GIS-expert within the own-founded company Litix.
While completing an Ecole des Mines graduate internship with us in 2011, Bastien worked on proxy-based kriging and hydrological inversion. He is now working in a senior role at the Autorité des Marchés Financiers in France.
In his PhD at Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne (2011), Nicolas worked on additive and related Gaussian field models. His thesis (dir: L. Carraro, R. Le Riche) was co-advised with O. Roustant. He is an Assistant Professor at Mines de Saint-Etienne (on leave, with Monumo in Cambridge, UK).