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Welcome to the webpages of the Section of Statistics, part of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Leuven.

The Section is also part of the Leuven Statistics Research Centre (LStat) of the University of Leuven.

The research of the Section of Statistics focuses around the following main themes: extreme value theory, financial mathematics and stochastics processes, robust statistics, semi-and nonparametric statistics and smoothing techniques. The Section consists of a very active group of researchers (permanent faculty members, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers) and coordinates or takes part in many research projects, nationally and internationally.

Members of the Section teach a large variety of probability and statistics courses (from introductory to advanced level), organized by different faculties of the university. In particular, they teach courses in the Master of Statistics program and in the Master of Financial and Actuarial Engineering.

The Section is also involved in consultancy projects, giving its members the opportunity to apply their expertises in various areas of applications, and to be exposed to interesting and often challenging problems that require statistical analysis and/or use of probabilistic methods.

The Section offers a dynamic, stimulating and international research environment.