Institute for Mathematical Stochastics


The Institute for Mathematical Stochastics (IMS) was founded in 1918 (at the time as the Institute for Mathematical Statistics and Insurance Mathematics) by Felix Bernstein, encouraged by David Hilbert. Today, the IMS features five research groups focusing on varoius areas of probability theory and mathematical statistics with strong interactions to bio- and life sciences and the Felix-Bernstein Institute for Mathematical Statistics in the Biosciences.

In addition to a basic curriculum in probability, mathematical statistics and insurance mathematics for the Bachelor/Master Degree Programms in Mathematics and the newly founded Bachelor Degree Programme Mathematical Data Science, the IMS provides PhD training in "Mathematical Sciences" (within the GAUSS program), amongst others in the Reseach Training Group 2088 and varoius Collaborative Research Centres funded by the DFG.


PostDoc Position (f/m/d) “Statistical Foundations of Data Science”: Starting from November 1, 2022 or later for an initial duration of three years with an option to be extended by one year. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale (E13 TV-L) at 100% of the regular working hours (currently 39.8 hours per week).

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Assistants for the winter semester 2022 needed: The Institute for Mathematical Stochastics is looking for assistants for the winter semester 2022 for the following courses:

- Schulbezogene Grundlagen der Stochastik
- Diskrete Stochastik für Studierende der Informatik
- Maß- und Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie
- Stochastic lab course
- Zyklus I: Statistical foundations of data science
- Zyklus II: Statistical and Computational Data Science

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Seminar on Statistical Extreme Value Theory (winter term 2022/23) by Dr. Tobias Kley and Prof. Dr. Axel Munk:

Time: 24/10/2022 { 10/02/2023, on Mondays, 16.15-17.45
Format: Room HS 3 (Mathematisches Institut)
Possible Modules: B.Mat.3444: Seminar on mathematical statistics
M.Mat.4844: Seminar on mathematical statistics
B.Mat.3447: Seminar on statistical foundations of data science
M.Mat.4847: Seminar on statistical foundations of data science
Intended Audience: Advanced Bachelor and beginning Master students
Language: English

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