I have taken up the Chair of Mathematical Statistics at the Institute of Mathematics of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
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Victor
Panaretos Department of Statistics University of California, Berkeley 367 Evans Hall Berkeley, CA 94720
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Moving
As of the next academic year, I will be taking up the the Chair of Mathematical Statistics as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Mathematics of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne).
Perhaps a good general description of my research interests is the development of statistical methodology, the investigation of probability models and the analysis of data that arise in the context of physical applications. My thesis focuses on certain statistical inverse problems of a tomographic nature that arise in the field of singleparticle electron microscopy. Under the guidance of my research advisor, David Brillinger, I have been collaborating with Robert Glaeser (Molecular and Cell Biology and LBNL) on statistical approaches for structural inference on biological particles at molecular dimensions. This work has also motivated me to do some work in stochastic geometry, and in particular in diffusions of shape. Another interest arising from my collaboration with Sir David Cox (University of Oxford) is that of the modeling of stochastic epidemics when observations are assumed to be imperfect, in the sense that they are subject to some random modification mechanism.
I
am supported by an NSF
Graduate Research Fellowship. Panaretos, V.M. (2007). Partially Observed Branching Processes for Stochastic Epidemics. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 54 (5), 645668.
Panaretos, V.M. (2006). The diffusion of Radon Shape. Advances in Applied Probability (SGSA), 38 (2), 320335.
Apr 2007: Department of Statistics, Stanford University
Apr 2007: Department of Statistics, University of California at Berkeley
Mar 2007: Glaeser Lab, Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Feb 2007: Statistical Laboratory, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge
Feb 2007: Department of Statistics, University of Chicago
Feb 2007: Department of Statistics, University of Washington at Seattle
Jan 2007: Department of Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University.
Jan 2007: Department of Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Jan 2007: Institute of Mathematics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
Nov 2006: Department of Statistics, University of Oxford
Nov 2006: Department of Mathematics, University of California at San Diego
May 2006: Department of Statistics, University of Warwick
Sep 2005: Glaeser Lab, Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Dec 2004: Glaeser Lab, Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
I graduated this May with a PhD in Statistics from the Department of Statistics, University of California at Berkeley. Thesis title:
"Inverse Problems, Stochastic Geometry, Structural Biology"
I was awarded the "Erich L. Lehmann Award for an Outstanding PhD Dissertation in Theoretical Statistics".
I obtained my undergraduate degree summa cum laude from the Department of Statistics
of the Athens University of Economics and
Business, Athens,
Greece, completing the 4 year program in 3 years. I spent my 3^{rd}
year as an Erasmus visiting student at the Department of
Mathematics, Trinity
College Dublin.
My mathematical genealogy can be found here
During my second year at
Berkeley I TAed for the following courses: STAT
204: Probability for
Applications (under Steve Evans). Graduate Level Course in Probability and
Stochastic Processes STAT
215B: Applied Statistics at an Advanced Level (under
David Brillinger). Graduate Level Course in Statistical Methods. During my term (20042006) as President of the SGSA (Statistics Graduate Student Association), I have received a few emails from students thinking of applying to Berkeley trying to get some more information. For a few questions and (hopefully helpful) answers click here.
Academic
Visits
Interesting
Links
SGSA
(Statistics Graduate Student Association) Berkeley Statistics tshirt design contest
Although it is irrelevant (at
least to be featured on this page), I'm a fan of Monty Python. My favorite sketch, The International
Philosophy Match: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrShKNVMIU 