Professorship in statistics at EPFL

The math department at EPFL has just announced the following search for a tenure-track assistant professor of statistics, which may be of interest to the more statistically minded subscribers to this page.

The Institute of Mathematics of the School of Basic Sciences at EPFL invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Statistics. In exceptional cases, appointment at the senior level may be considered.

We seek outstanding candidates with research interests in the development and application of novel statistical methodology,including candidates focussing on a substantive application area. Indicative methodological interests include large scale and causal inference, computationally intensive inference, and nonparametric inference. Indicative areas of application include, but are not limited to, biomedical science, genetics/genomics, environmental and earth science, physics and astronomy.

Application deadline is October 1.

Young Topologists Meeting 2019: Final Announcement

Dear all,

This is a final reminder for the Young Topologists Meeting 2019 which will take place between July 22 and July 26 at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The program will feature two lecture series, one in pure and one in applied topology, given by Julie Bergner (University of Virginia) and Vidit Nanda (University of Oxford) as well as contributed talks. We strongly encourage participants to give a talk or present a poster. It does not have to contain original research results; expository presentations are also welcome.

We will be able to provide accommodation for some participants. We have also applied for NSF funding to cover the expenses of some participants from US institutions. Participants can indicate their interest for these funding possibilities in the registration form.

The deadline for accommodation applications has been extended to March 31, 2019 (which is also the deadline for the rest of the registration form). Further information, including abstracts for the lecture series and a link to the registration form, can be found on the conference website at:

We hope to see you in Lausanne!

The organizers

Stefania Ebli, Aras Ergus, Adelie Garin, Celia Hacker, Lyne Moser, Haoqing Wu