Prof. Dr. Axel Munk
Foto Prof. Dr. Axel Munk

Institut für Mathematische Stochastik

Goldschmidtstrasse 7
37077 Göttingen

Room:Raum 4.111: Goldschmidtstr. 7 (Informatik u.Stochastik), Gebaeude Informatik/Stochastik
Phone:+49 551 39 172111
Fax:+49 551 39 13504
Research interests

I am interested in the development of methods  for extracting relevant information from data.  This data are complex and often arise from collaborations with lab scientists.  My research in mathematical statistics  is concerned with tools to  equip such methods with statistical error control.  The challenge is to make them computationally feasonable at the same hand.

  • Mathematical Statistics
Statistical inverse problems, nonparametric regression, statistical imaging and signal recovery, multiscale testing and estimation,  qualitative inference,  shape analysis, optimal transport.
  • Computational Statistics
  fast segmentation algorithms, motion estimation, resampling
  • Statistics in Biophysics
Statistical methods for single molecule experiments, ion channel recordings, nanoscale fluorescence microscopy. My work on  Nanostatistics has been highlighted in the Research Features Magazine.
  • Other areas of application I have been involved include
   Clinical trials:  Bioequivalence and noninferiority trials.
   Econometrics: microstructure noise models.
   Pattern recognition: Analysis of fingerprints.

Wintersemester 2017/18
Curriculum vitae

1967year of birth
10/92Diplom in Mathematics, Georg-August Universität Göttingen
10/1994Dr. rer. nat., Georg-August Universität Göttingen
1995DFG Research Fellowship:TU Dresden, Cornell, The Wharton School, Philadelphia
1996-2000wiss. Assistent, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
1999Habilitation, Fakultät für Mathematik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
2000Professor for Statistics, Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaft, Universiät GH Siegen
2001Professor for Applied Mathematics, Fakultät für Mathematik, Universität GH Paderborn
2002-2008Chair for Mathematical Stochastics, Georg-August Universität Göttingen
2009 -Felix-Bernstein Chair for Mathematical Statistics
2010 -Max-Planck Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

Thirds party funded projects
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