Sebastian Engelke

Assistant Professor of Statistics
Research Center for Statistics, University of Geneva
Boulevard du Pont d’Arve 40
1205 Geneva


  • December 2018: Sebastian Engelke is now Associate Editor of the Springer journal Extremes.
  • December 2018: New paper on "Graphical models for extremes" (with A.S. Hitz) on arxiv.
  • December 2018: New paper on Convolutional Neural Networks for molecular prediction in chemoinformatics (with T. Kimber, I. Tetko, E. Bruno and G. Godin) on arxiv.
  • December 2018: Presenting at GERAD Seminar, University of Montreal, Canada.
  • November 2018: Presenting at Applied Probability and Risk Seminar, Columbia University, New York, USA.
  • November 2018: Presenting at Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada.
  • September 2018: Presenting at Data, Models and Statistical Inference, workshop in honour of Anthony C. Davison, EPFL, Switzerland.
  • August 2018: Our paper on downscaling extremes (with R. de Fondeville and M. Oesting) got accepted in Biometrika.

Short Bio

Sebastian is assistant professor at the Research Center for Statistics at the University of Geneva. He is currently visiting at the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto. Previously he was an Ambizione fellow at EPF Lausanne with Anthony Davison. Sebastian did his studies in Mathematics at University of Göttingen and UC Berkeley, and he finished his PhD as a Deutsche Telekom Foundation fellow in 2013 at the University of Göttingen with Martin Schlather. His research interests are in extreme value theory, spatial statistics, graphical models and data science. Since 2018, Sebastian is Associate Editor of the Springer journal Extremes.