Shahin Tavakoli

About Me

I was born in England, but grew up mostly in France and Switzerland.

I have done my BA+MA in mathematics at EPFL, followed by a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics.

My research is in the field of functional data analysis, which deals with statistics for data that are curves, images, or high-dimensional objects with some kind of smoothness.

Outside of research, I have various interests. I love some jazz musicians, such as Brad Mehldau, Ibrahim Maalouf, and Marc Perrenoud, enjoy experimenting with cooking, am interested in improvisation theater (Keith Johnstone School of improvisation), and enjoy the subtleties of British English (as exemplified by Yes, Prime Minister).