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Topics in mathematical statistics II

academic year
The health crisis linked to the spread of Covid-19 constitutes grounds of force majeure constraining the University to adapt the assessment methods for some of the course units; Information on the new terms of these assessments will be provided to students through the usual information channels by December 4, 2020.

Course teacher(s)

Davy PAINDAVEINE (Coordinator)

ECTS credits


Language(s) of instruction


Course content

The content changes regularly, according to the students' profiles and interests. Topics covered in the past include:
- Statistical depth
- Le Cam-type asymptotic inference
- Rank-based inference

Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes)

After this course, a student will be able to
- get familiar with a non-standard topic in statistics
- appreciate certain aspects of modern research in statistics

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures (theory)

Contribution to the teaching profile

  • Learning some advanced notions in some fields of probability and statistics

References, bibliography, and recommended reading

A selection of recent research papers, to be fixed during the course

Course notes

  • Université virtuelle

Other information


Davy Paindaveine




Method(s) of evaluation

  • Other

The exam is an oral test. It might also consist in an oral presentation.
It is organized in June (and, if needed, in August/September).

Language(s) of evaluation

  • english
  • (if applicable french )