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Maxwell / Center for Policy Research

phillipe barb  

Philippe Barbe received a degree in statistical administration from the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique, and a PhD in statistics from Universit\'e Paris VI. He currently holds a research position with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) (CNRS) in France. He held various visiting positions in Europe and in the US, including at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, University of Delaware, Indiana University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Yale.

His work covers several areas of both theoretical and applied statistics, as well as probability and other areas of mathematics. He authored or co-authored research monographs on the bootstrap, asymptotic evaluation of tail probabilities and differential geometry, tail probabilities of convolutions, as well as a probability textbook. His past applied interests include measuring the cost of unemployment, image analysis, dentistry and racial profiling.  In the past 5 years he contributed to the probabilistic aspects of some time series models such as nonstationnary FARIMA models. Motivated by some statistical questions on graphs and networks, he is currently working on q-difference equations, a topic usually related to combinatorics, special functions and algebraic geometry.