Talks and Travel

Slides of some recent talks

  • Stein operators and (some) applications, Paris (2018)
  • Quetelet talk, Gent (2017)
  • RTG Short Course : IT meets Stein's method, Bonn (2016)
  • Stein's method and the influence of the prior, Brussels (2014)
  • Stein's method for univariate distributions, Nancy (2014)
  • The Le Cam methodology for directional data, Brussels (2014)
  • Non asymptotic asymptotics, Liège (2015)

Other talks and conferences are available on the page "Outreach".

2019

  1. Palermo, Italy, 22-26 July, EMS (Invited session organiser)

2018

  1. Pisa, Italy, 14 - 16 December, CMStat
  2. Macau, China, 8-11 December, Workshop on Stein's method and related topics (invited speaker)
  3. Rennes, France, 1 Octobre, seminar talk
  4. Iasi, Romania, COMPSTAT 2018 (invited speaker)
  5. Vilnius, Lithuania, July 2018, Joint 2018 IMS Annual Meeting / 12th International Vilnius Conference on Probability Theory & Mathematical Statistics (invited speaker)
  6. Liège, Belgium, 4-6 June 2018, MMDA (organiser)
  7. Toulouse, France, 22 may 2018, Seminar talk
  8. Cambridge, UK, 15-17 May 2018, research stay
  9. Paris, France, INRIA Mokameeting, 2 May 2018, Seminar talk : "Stein operators and (some) applications".

2017

  1. Bruxelles, October 2017, ECARES seminar: "Stein's method and applications".
  2. Gent, May 2017, Quetelet seminar: "Stein's method and applications".

2016

  1. Sevilla, December 2016, ERCIM
  2. Leuven, November 2016, seminar talk : "Distances between probability distributions via characteristic functions and biasing"
  3. Namur, October 2016, 24th meeting of the Belgian Statistical Society :
    • Special "advanced" session organiser
    • Joint PHD talk : "From Gauss to Pearson: extending Gaussian identities to Pearson targets." (with Emilie Clette)
    • Seminar talk : "Stein's method and the influence of the prior"
  4. Bochum, October 2016, Summer school : "IT meets Stein's method"
  5. Antwerp, June 2016, seminar talk : "Stein's method and the influence of the prior"
  6. Logroño (La Rioja), June 2016, BSL2016 : "Stein's method and the influence of the prior"
  7. Amsterdam, March 2016, organizing committee BeNeLuxMC 2016
  8. Louvain la Neuve, February 2016, seminar : "Approximate computation of expectations : Stein's method and beyond"

2015

  1. Antwerp, October 2015, BSS Meeting : "Many interacting worlds, quantum mechanics and Stein's method"
  2. Liège, September 2015, SRSL : "Approximations asymptotiques : à partir de quand n est-il grand?"
  3. Brussels, September 2015, A path through probability in honour of F.Thomas BRUSS : "On Robbins' problem"
  4. Brussels, September 2015, main organizer of A path through probability in honour of F.Thomas BRUSS
  5. Amsterdam, July 2014, European meeting of Statisticians : "Stein's method and the influence of the prior"
  6. Singapour, May 2015, Workshop on new directions in Stein's method : "Approximate computation of expectations"
  7. Paris, March 2015, MEJ meeting at ENS
  8. Liège, May 2015, Comprehensible Seminar : "Non asymptotic asymptotics : when is n large?"
  9. Liège, January 2015, main organizer of BL-PRO15 conference

2014

  1. Bucharest, Romania, December 2014 : conference on stochastic analysis and applications : "Stein's method and the influence of the prior"
  2. Princeton, NJ, USA, November 2014 : Invited research stay, host : Marc Hallin (ORFE).
  3. Bristol, UK, November 2014, Seminar : "A canonical approach to Stein's method"
  4. Bristol, UK, November 2014, Invited research stay, host : Prof. Olly Johnson
  5. Oxford, UK, November 2014, Invited research stay, host : Prof. Gesine Reinert
  6. Liège, Belgium, October 2014, Colloquium Catalan : "Nombres de Catalan : alcool, ruine et probabilités"
  7. Bruxelles, Belgium, August 2014, The 7th Brussels Summer School of Mathematics : "Excursions le long de la Gaussienne"
  8. Luminy, France, July 2014, Workshop on Limit Theorems in Dynamics and Applications
  9. Missilac, France, June 2014, International Colloquium on Stein's Method, Concentration Inequalities, and Malliavin Calculus : "Stein representations and applications"
  10. Brussels, Belgium, May 2014, Workshop on Advances in Directional Statistics : "The Le Cam methodology for directional data"
  11. Oxford, UK, April 2014, Invited research stay, host : Prof. Gesine Reinert
  12. Liège, Belgium, March 2014, IAP seminar : "Stein's method and the influence of the prior"
  13. UCL, Belgium, February 2014, weekly seminar : "Entropy and the fourth moment phenomenon"

2013

  1. Princeton, NJ, USA, November 2014, Invited research stay at Princeton University, host : Prof. Marc Hallin
  2. France, October 2013, Workshop on « Stein’s method and related topics » : "Stein's method for univariate distributions"
  3. Brussels, Belgium, October 2013, ULB maths department weekly seminar : "Stein's method and the influence of the prior"
  4. Leuven, Belgium, June 2013, MathSport International : "A stochastic analysis of some two-person sports"
  5. Bochum, Germany, June 2013, Invited research stay, host : Christoph Thäle
  6. Bochum, Germany, June 2013, seminar : "Entropy, stein factors and the fourth moment phenomenon"

2012

  1. Princeton, NJ, USA, November 2012, Invited research stay, host : Marc Hallin (ORFE).
  2. Oxford, UK, September 2012, Invited research stay, host : Gesine Reinert (Keble College).
  3. Jerusalem, Israel, June 2012, IWAP 2012 : "Stein's method and information functionals"
  4. Liège, Belgium, June 2012, first joint meeting of the Belgian Mathematical Society (BMS), the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society (RSME) and the Luxembourg Mathematical Society (SML) : "Stein's method and information functionals"
  5. Luxembourg-Ville, Luxembourg, May 2012, Probability Seminar, "Parametric operators and variance bounds"
  6. Lille, France, March 2012, Séminaire mensuel de statistique-économétrie à l'Université Lille 3 - Laboratoire EQUIPPE, "Fonctionnelles et bornes d’information"
  7. Mainz, Germany, March 2012, 10th German Probability and Statistics Days, "Rank-based methods for heavy tailed errors"
    1. Nancy, France, January 2012, Séminaire de Probabilités et Statistiques, "Distance en probabilités, fonctionnelles d'information et théorèmes
      1. d'approximation"

2011

  1. Luxembourg-Ville, Luxembourg, December 2011, Probability Seminar, "On a connection between Stein characterizations and Fisher information"
  2. Bruxelles, Belgium, November 2011, ULB-UCL seminar, "A unified approach to Stein characterizations"
  3. Hasselt, Belgium, October 2011, 19th annual meeting of the belgian statistical society, "Stein identities and applications"
  4. Fort-Collins, Colorado, June 2011, Graybill 2011, "Rank-Based Inference in Linear Models with a-Stable Errors" (special invited paper).
  5. Bruxelles, Belgium, April 2011, ULB-VUB seminar, "A unified approach to Chen-Stein characterizations"

2010

  1. London, UK, December 2010, CFE10-ERCIM 10, "Rank based testing and estimation in the general linear model with stable errors"
  2. Madrid, Spain, July 2010, International Workshop on Applied Probability, "Optimal policies under full history dependence: Robbins' problem"
  3. Lille, France, May 2010, Séminaire mensuel de statistique-économétrie à l'Université Lille 3 - Laboratoire EQUIPPE, "Rank based testing in linear models with stable errors"
  4. ORFE, Princeton, NJ, USA April 2010, research visit to Marc Hallin and seminar, "Rank based testing in linear models with stable errors"
    1. Leipzig, Germany, March 2010, 9th German Open Conference on Probability and Statistics, "A continuous time approach to Robbins' problem and open questions"
  5. Lyon, France, Janvier 2010, Séminaire de probabilités, Institut Camille Jordan, Lyon 1, "Rank-based inference in a-stable families"

Before 2009

  1. Troyes, France, June 2009, International Workshop on Sequential methodologies, "A continuous time approach to Robbins' problem and open questions"
  2. Bordeaux, France, May 2009, 45èmes Journées de Statistique, "Rank-based inference in a-stable families"
  3. Brussels, Belgium, May 2008, FNRS Graduate School in Statistics and Actuarial Sciences, "A stochastic analysis of some two person sports"
  4. Brussels, Belgium April 2008, Séminaire de Probabilités, ULB, "A stochastic analysis of some two person sports"
  5. Aachen, Germany, March 2008, 8th German Open Conference on Probability and Statistics, "A matrix analytic approach to the n-player ruin problem"
  6. Antwerp, Belgium, October 18 to 20 2007, 15th Annual Meeting of the Belgian Statistical Society, "Embedding optimal stopping problems" (poster)
  7. Hejnice, Czech Republic, September 2 2007, Robust and Nonparametric Statistical Inference, "A Poisson embedded version of Robbins' problem of optimal stopping"
  8. Frankfurt am Maine, Germany, March 14 to 17 2006, Frankfurter Stochastic-Tage 2006, Goethe University, "Robbins' problem of optimal stopping
  9. Brussels, Belgium, September 12 2005, PhD-Day, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, "A matrix analytic approach to the 3-player ruin problem"
  10. La Roche-en-Ardennes, Belgium, October 10 and 11 2003, 11th Annual meeting of the Belgian Statistical Society, "The Schwarz-Christoffel transformation as a tool in applied probability"