Institut für Mathematische Stochastik

Dr. Yoav Zemel, EPF Lausanne spents SNF Early Postdoc Mobility fellowship at IMS

The IMS welcomes Dr. Yoav Zemel, who is spending with us an 18-months research visit from February 1st, 2018 to July 31st, 2019. Dr. Zemel is funded by an Swiss National Science Foundation Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship for the project Uncertainty Quantification for Optimal Transport mentored by Prof. Axel Munk. The aim of this project is to develop statistical methods for carrying out inference and uncertainty quantification in the Wasserstein space of probability measures. The Wasserstein space is the natural setup for many real-world phenomena, ranging from computer vision to life sciences. In this project we aim to establish limit laws for random elements in the Wasserstein space, establishing the foundations for carrying out the elementary statistical tasks of