03.09.14 - Victor Panaretos has been selected as one of the “40 extraordinary scientists under the age of 40” in the 2014 World Economic Forum.

Professor Victor Panaretos has been selected as a Young Scientist by the World Economic Forum, recognizing his “expertise and thought leadership” in the field of Mathematics. The appointment comes with an exclusive invitation to this year’s Annual New Champions meeting in Tianjin, China, alongside leading figures in business and politics.

Each year, the World Economic Forum selects 40 extraordinary scientists below the age of 40 to participate alongside business and political leaders in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China. The winners are scientists chosen world-wide, representing a wide range of disciplines. The selected “Young Scientists” bring value to the Annual Meeting by “contributing their scientific perspective and delivering the most up-to-date trends from various fields of science.”

Victor Panaretos studied Mathematics and Statistics at the Athens University of Economics and Business and at Trinity College Dublin, and received his PhD in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley. The youngest ever faculty member of EPFL, Panaretos’ research focuses on statistics of random functions and their interactions with stochastic geometry, statistical inverse problems, and mathematical biology. He currently holds the Chair of Mathematical Statistics at EPFL.

The 8th Annual Meeting of the New Champions will take place in Tianjin, China on 10-12 September 2014.