Victor Panaretos to deliver 2019 Bernoulli Society Forum Lectures

Victor Panaretos (credit: Alain Herzog/EPFL)

Victor Panaretos (credit: Alain Herzog/EPFL)

The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability has elected Professor Victor Panaretos to deliver their prestigious biannual Forum Lectures. Professor Panaretos is the youngest mathematician to receive the honor.

The Bernoulli Society for Mathematical Statistics and Probability was founded in 1975 as part the International Statistical Institute (ISI), itself established in 1885 and one of the oldest scientific associations of the modern world. The Society’s objectives are to advance the sciences of probability (including stochastic processes) and mathematical statistics, and promote their application “to all those aspects of human endeavor which are directed towards the increase of natural knowledge and the welfare of mankind.”The Bernoulli Society Forum Lectures take place every two years at the European Meeting of Statisticians, one of the foremost international meetings on Statistics and Probability. They include two hour-long plenary research talks.

For the 2019 European Meeting of Statisticians, the Bernoulli Society has chosen Professor Victor Panaretos who holds the Chair of Mathematical Statistics at EPFL. His research focuses on the analysis of random functions and their interactions with stochastic geometry, statistical inverse problems, and mathematical biology.

Panaretos is known for his development of statistical theory and methods for addressing complex data structures arising in the physical and biological sciences. The mathematical description of such structures typically requires abstract formalisms for which many traditional statistical techniques are inadequate, calling for new theory. This has led Panaretos into cross intra- and inter-disciplinary boundaries, looking into problems of random tomography of single particles, analysis of DNA minicircle dynamics, shape homology of biological macromolecules, forecasting the evolution of epidemics, and measuring fundamental particle spectra at the Large Hadron Collider.

Previous lecturers of the Bernoulli Society Forum Lectures include the following notable mathematicians: