Statistical Modeling of Complex Systems and Processes

Workshop on Inverse Problems


  • Christoph Breunig (Humboldt-University Berlin): Varying Random Coefficient Models
  • Cristina Butucea (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée): Adaptive minimax tests for large covariance matrices with incomplete data
  • Marine Carrasco (Université de Montreal): Functional linear regression with functional response
  • Fabienne Comte (Université Paris Descartes): Laguerre deconvolution when the nuisance process has unknown distribution
  • Thorsten Hohage (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen): Verification of Variational Source Conditions
  • Joel Horowitz (Northwestern University): Nonparametric Estimation and Inference under Shape Restrictions
  • Yuri Golubev (Aix-Marseille Université): Minimax approach to Errors-in-Variables Linear Models
  • Christine de Mol (Université Libre de Bruxellles): Forecasting Economic Variables with High-dimensional Time Series
  • Bartek Knapik (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): Posterior contraction in nonparametric inverse problems
  • Elena Resmerita (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt): Approaching Linear Ill-posed Problems by an Entropic Projection Method
  • Otmar Scherzer (Universität Wien): Regularization Theory for Convex and some Non-Convex Regularizers
  • Thomas Schuster (Universität des Saarlandes): Solving nonlinear inverse problems by sequential subspace optimization with an application to terahertz tomograph
  • Anna Simoni (CNRS and CREST): Adaptive Bayesian estimation in indirect Gaussian sequence space models
  • Aad van der Vaart (Leiden University): Uncertainty quantification by posterior distributions


28.10.2016 29.10.2016
08.30-08.50 welcome coffee 08.30-09.00 welcome coffee
08.50-09.00 opening 09.00-09.45 Joel Horowitz
09.00-09.45 Christine de Mol 09.45-10.30 Cristina Butucea
09.45-10.30 Christoph Breuing 10.30-11.00 coffee break
10.30-11.00 coffee break 11.00-11.45 Elena Resmerita
11.00-11.45 Bartek Knapik 11.45-12.30 Aad van der Vaart
11.45-12.30 Otmar Scherzer 12.30-14.00 poster session and lunch
12.30-14.00 poster session and lunch 14.00-14.45 Thomas Schuster
14.00-14.45 Marine Carrasco 14.45-15.30 Fabienne Comte
14.45-15.30 Yuri Golubev 15.30-16.00 closing and coffee break
15.30-16.30 poster session and coffee break 18.00 end of session
16.30-17.15 Anna Simoni
17.15-18.00 Thorsten Hohage
18.00 end of session

With great please we announce that Anne Vanhems and Pierre Marécor will give a concert for Violine and Piano. For this occasion there will be a reception on Thursday, October 27th, at 18:30 in the "Common Room" (5/303). Following the concert we provide drinks and some finger food.

Practical Information

The workshop on "Inverse problems: theory and statistical inference" will be held on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 2016 at IWH (International Academic Forum Heidelberg), Hauptstraße 242, Heidelberg.
The Workshop is organized by MAThematics Center Heidelberg (MATCH) and Research Training Group "Statistical Modeling of Complex Systems and Processes", Heidelberg/Mannheim.

Submission for the poster session is open until October 09, 2016.
Please submit your abstract or paper to Sanja Juric (juric(at)

There is no participation fee. Please announce your participation by email to Sanja Juric (juric(at) but please note that the number of participants is limited and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

If you like to attend the workshop dinner in the evening on Friday, October 28th, please contact Sanja Juric (juric(at) until October 20th.


  • Jan Johannes (Heidelberg)
  • Enno Mammen (Heidelberg)
  • Pierre Maréchal (Toulouse)
  • Alexandre Tsybakov (Paris)
  • Anne Vanhems (Toulouse)