Sara van de Geer
Sara van de Geer

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ETH Zürich

Sara van de Geer is full professor at the ETH Zu ̈rich since 2005. Before 2005 she held positions in The Netherlands, France and UK. Her main areas of research are empirical process theory, statistical learning theory, and non-, semi- and high-dimensional statistics. She was co-editor of Bernoulli and associate editor various other scientific journals, such as Probability Theory and Related Fields, Journal of Machine Learning Research, Annals of Statistics and Journal of the European Mathematical Society. She is Past President of the Bernoulli Society, and was member of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation and of ERC Advanced Grants evaluation panels (chair). She was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2010. She is International Member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Member of Academia Europaea, Correspondent of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences, Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau, and Member of Leopoldina, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher.