UnivProf.Dr. Axel Munk
Foto UnivProf.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

Our research group is interested in the development of methods  for extracting relevant information from complex data.  This data  often arise from collaborations with lab scientists.  My research in mathematical statistics  is concerned with developing such methods and tools to  equip these with statistical error control.  The challenge is to incorporate computational aspects at the same hand, an important issue in modern data science.

  • 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 and biometric identification security.

In the recently founded Felix-Bernstein Institute for Mathematical Statistics in the Biosciences (FBMS)
we foster interaction of Statistics with Bio- and Lifescience.

From 2010-2022  I have been Max-Planck-fellow heading the Statistical Inverse Problems in Biophysics group at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and the Max-Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences.


Wintersemester 2023/24
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 -2022Max-Planck Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry 
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