Yoav Zemel

I am Bernoulli Instructor at EPFL, and I work on statistical aspects of optimal transport.

EPFL SB MATH, Station 8, CH-1015 Lausanne.

Room CM 1618 (Bâtiment MA)

firstname.lastname@epfl.ch

+41 21 693 73 38

2007-2010 | B.Sc. in mathematics and economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, summa cum laude |

2010-2012 | M.Sc. in applied mathematics, orientated in Statistics and Financial Mathematics, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne |

2012-2017 | PhD, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, advised by Professor Victor M. Panaretos |

2017 | Postdoctoral researcher, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne |

2018-2019 | SNSF Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellow, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, mentored by Professor Axel Munk |

2019-2022 | Research Associate, Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge, mentored by Professor Richard Samworth |

Panaretos, V. M. & An Invitation to Statistics in Wasserstein Spaces Springer Briefs in Probability & Mathematical Statistics. |

Masarotto, V., Panaretos, V. M., & __ Zemel, Y.__ (2022+)

Transportation-Based Functional ANOVA and PCA for Covariance Operators.

Heinemann, F., Munk, A., & __ Zemel, Y.__ (2022)

Randomised Wasserstein barycenter computation: Resampling with statistical guarantees.

Klatt, M., Munk, A., & __ Zemel, Y.__ (2022)

Limit laws for empirical optimal solutions in stochastic linear programs.

Galasso, B., __ Zemel, Y.__ & de Carvalho, M. (2018+)

Bayesian semiparametric modelling of phase-varying point processes.

__ Zemel, Y.__ & Panaretos, V. M. (2019)

Fréchet Means and Procrustes Analysis in Wasserstein Space.

Masarotto, V., Panaretos, V. M. & __ Zemel, Y.__ (2019)

Procrustes metrics on covariance operators and optimal transportation of Gaussian processes.

Panaretos, V. M. & __ Zemel, Y.__ (2019)

Statistical Aspects of Wasserstein Distances.

Sommerfeld, M., Schrieber, J., __ Zemel, Y.__ & Munk, A. (2019)

Optimal Transport: Fast probabilistic Approximation with Exact Solvers.

Henshaw, J. M. & __ Zemel, Y.__ (2017)

A unified measure of linear and nonlinear selection on quantitative traits.

This paper won the Robert May Prize, awarded to the first author by convention.

Panaretos, V. M. & __ Zemel, Y.__ (2016)

Amplitude and phase variation of point processes.

The accompanying

** Zemel, Y.** (2020)

Discussion on "Functional models for time-varying random objects" by P. Dubey & H.-G. Müller.

September 2018: Stochastisches Praktikum, an R lab course for 3rd year B.Sc. students, G\"ottingen, Germany

Lent 2020: Topics in Statistical Theory

February 2021: Short course on optimal transport at the Swiss Doctoral School in Statistics and Applied Probability (online)

September 2022: Short course on optimal transport at YES workshop, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Spring 2023: Statistics for mathematicians