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Department of Statistics

Vacant Ph.D. position at Leipzig University

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The new DFG project opens up a vacant Ph.D. position in Leipzig.

As part of the recently approved DFG project "Network Inference: Nonparametric Estimation, Bootstrap, and model diagnostics in sparse graphon models with vertex attributes" (joint project of Carsten Jentsch, TU Dortmund and Alexander Kreiss, U Leipzig), Alexander Kreiss (Junior Professor for Statistics at the Institute of Mathematics at Leipzig University), is looking for a PhD student with an interest in statistical network analysis. During the PhD programme, the student begins with studying a graphon model that includes vertex attributes in which non-parametric estimation methods are used. The goal is to apply the model and the estimation results to design a bootstrap method for networks with vertex attributes. Ideally, these techniques can be applied (together with the group from TU Dortmund University at the chair of Carsten Jentsch) to advance the causal inference on networks literature. The position (75% TVL E13) is fixed term for three years and will be at Leipzig University but the student will be also part of the International Max Planck Research School "Mathematics in the Sciences".