49th annual meeting of the Dutch probability and statistics community.

General information


Six invited speakers give two lectures of one hour each on topics in statistics or probability. The lectures are open to anyone who is interested. Registration starts Monday at 10.30; the programme ends Wednesday after lunch.

10:30-11:15 Coffee & registration
11:15-11:30 Opening
11:30-12:30 Britton
12:45 Lunch
15:00-15:30 Tea
15:30-16:30 Britton
16:30-17:30 Castillo
18:15 Dinner

07:00-08:30 Breakfast
08:30-09:30 Castillo
09:30-10:00 Coffee
10:00-11:00 Winter
11:00-12:00 Bach
12:15 Lunch
15:00-15:30 Tea
15:30-16:30 Bach
16:30-17:30 Wilke Berenguer
18:15 Dinner

07:30-08:30 Breakfast
08:30-09:30 Winter
09:30-10:30 Giardina
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-12:00 Giardina
12:00-13:00 Wilke Berenguer
13:15 Lunch


  • Francis Bach (Paris)
    1. On the convergence of gradient descent for neural networks, Part 1
    2. On the convergence of gradient descent for neural networks, Part 2
  • Tom Britton (Stockholm)
    1. Epidemic modelling: Some basic stochastic epidemic models
    2. Epidemic modelling: COVID-19 and some inferential problems
  • Ismael Castillo (Paris)
    1. Bayesian multiple testing I: ell-values
    2. Bayesian multiple testing II: sharp boundaries
  • Cristian Giardinà (Modena)
    1. Duality theory of Markov processes: theory and examples.
    2. Duality theory of Markov processes: applications to non-equilibrium statistical physics. 
  • Maite Wilke Berenguer (Humboldt University of Berlin)
    1. Topics in population genetics: dormancy
    2. Topics in population genetics: selection in random environment and coordination
  • Anita Winter (Duisburg-Essen)
    1. The alpha-Ford tree in the diffusion limit: Sample convergence(s) and the space of algebraic trees
    2. The alpha-Ford tree in the diffusion limit: Subtree mass distribution of the continuum alpha-Ford tree 


A poster session is held on Monday evening. If you would like to present a poster, please send us a title by completing the appropriate section on the registration form. Poster boards and attachment materials are provided by the organisation. Posting your poster is your own responsibility. Please be present for discussion with the public during the poster session. We strongly recommend the A0 or A1 format.

Andrea Bertazzi (Delft):
Approximations of Piecewise Deterministic Markov Processes and their convergence properties

Marc Costanje (Delft):
Conditioning continuous-time Markov processes by guiding

Alexis Derumigny (Delft):
Testing for equality between conditional copulas given discretized conditioning events

Pierfrancesco Dionigi (Leiden):
Largest eigenvalue of random graph models and breaking of ensemble equivalence

Bart Eggen (Delft):
Bayesian sensitivity analysis for a missing data model with continuous outcomes

Stefan Franssen (Delft):
Frequentist coverage guarantees for uncertainty quantification using empirical Bayesian Deep Neural Network regression

Cristóbal Guzmán (Twente):
Non-Euclidean Differentially Private Stochastic Convex Optimization

Geerten Koers (Delft):
On the non-i.i.d. misspecified Bernstein-Von Mises theorem

Dennis Nieman (VU Amsterdam):
Contraction rates for variational Bayes in Gaussian process regression

Juliia Olkhovskaya (VU Amsterdam):
Online learning in MDPs with linear function approximation and bandit feedback

Ardjen Pengel (Delft):
Strong Approximation of Markov Processes

Muriel Felipe Pérez Ortiz (CWI Amsterdam):
Optimal E-statistics under group invariance

Ivo Stoepker (Eindhoven):
Anomaly Detection for a Large Number of Streams: A Permutation-Based Higher Criticism Approach

Lasse Vuursteen (Delft):
Optimal nonparametric distributed testing

Benthen Zeegers (Leiden):
Critical intermittency in random interval maps

Hidde van Wiechen (Delft):
Ergodic theory for run-and-tumble particlesA

Participation fee and lodging

A limited number of people may stay at the conference centre overnight. The following prices are valid for those who registered before october 1st:

Package Price
Full stay (registration fee, accomodation and all meals from Monday befor lunch to Wednesday  after lunch) €370,-
Two day arrangement (registration fee, one overnight stay and all meals during two days  

Monday and Tuesday

Tuesday and Wednesday €220,-
Participation in the scientific programme without overnight stay, per day  
Monday or Tuesday €110,-
Wednesday €90,-



Everyone who wishes to participate in the meeting, including those who will not stay overnight nor take meals, is requested to register using this form. Please register before October 1st.


De Werelt is easily reached by train. The train station is Lunteren. See the train schedule or the public transport schedule.

From the train station it is a 15-20 minute walk to De Werelt. See the path on Open Street Maps or Google maps or look at the map below.

Directions for travel by car can be found on the web site of De Werelt.

The forests surrounding De Werelt show all colours in fall and offer nice hiking opportunities during the afternoon. Bring solid shoes with you, though, and watch out for the weather on the rain radar.

Stochastics Meeting 2022

The preliminary date for the stochastics meeting 2022 is from the 7th to the 9th of November 2022.



De Werelt

Contact / Organizers

W.Th.F. den Hollander


A.W. van der Vaart