Peter Grünwald professor statistical learning
As of November 1st, Peter Grünwald has been appointed professor Statistical learning on a new chair hosted by both the Mathematical Institute and the Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science (LIACS).
Statistical learning is about finding patterns in data without making too much assumptions about 'reality'. Until recently pattern recognition was largely a subject for computer scientists. With the new input from statistics, a new field is emerging on the cutting edge of statistics and computer science. Grünwald will develop several new education products, among which a course Statistical Learning as well as possibly a course on forensic statistics/statistics and law. Read more (in Dutch).