Expression of Interest

Contact Person/Scientist in Charge

  • Name and surname: Jacobo de Uña-Álvarez
  • Email:


Department / Institute / Centre

  • Name: Faculty of Economics, Department of Statistics and Operations Research - University of Vigo
  • Address: Campus universitario s/n - 36310 - Vigo (Spain)
  • Province: Pontevedra

Research Area

  • Mathematics (MAT)

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Vigo (UVigo) is a public Spanish university located in Galicia (Northwest Spain). It comprises 3 campuses, the main one in Vigo, and two more in Pontevedra (30 Km from Vigo) and Ourense (95 Km from Vigo).
Its activities are funded by the Spanish and Galician governments (structural and competitive funding) as well as through financing obtained from RDI activities (private contracts, collaborations with industry, patents, consultancy, etc.).
In the last years UVigo has enormously increased its scientific output and its capacity to obtain external resources, being listed in the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2011 and 2012.
In the last 10 years, UVigo has participated in more than 60 EU research projects totalling more than 25 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group (including URL if applicable):

The group on Statistical Inference, Decision and Operational Research (SiDOR of the University of Vigo, is an internationally recognized research unit with more than twenty years of experience in the development of statistical technology. More than 30 people belong to SiDOR, including permanent research staff, predoctoral students, technicians, and research collaborators.

SiDOR researchers lead and participate in research projects and networks funded by competitive programs of the Regional Government of Galicia, the Spanish Ministry of Economy and the European Commission. Several members of SiDOR group support the Biostatistics and Epidemiology unit at the Center for Biomedical Research (CINBIO). Besides, some of SiDOR researchers are affiliated with the Technological Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITMATI). SiDOR is currently a member of the Spanish Network Mathematics-Industry (Math-in).

The achievements of the group resulted so far in more than 400 SCI peer-reviewed papers and plenty of collaborations with outstanding national and international research groups. The group offers all necessary equipment and facilities for the development of the proposed research project. It has two boardrooms with video projection systems and intensive simulation computers. One in the Faculty of Economics and another in the CINBIO.

Project description:

Statistics is a fundamental piece in the progress of scientific knowledge, as it provides rigorous models and methods to analyse data and come to correct conclusions. The applications of the statistical procedures appear in almost any branch of knowledge: medicine, biology, engineering, economy, social sciences, etc. Nowadays, data are becoming more and more accesible, but also demand more sophisticated methods to be analysed. SiDOR group offers a high-level research environment to develop statistical methodology. The main lines of research of SiDOR are related to nonparametric and semiparametric statistical inference, including curve estimation, testing problems, survival analysis and high-dimensional data. Software development and practical applications are also aims of the group.

The candidate will have the opportunity of working on some of the above lines of research in collaboration with SiDOR members or developing her/his own objectives in statistical inference, as new lines of research are also welcome.


Candidates please submit these documents to  and  by 15th June 2018:

- Academic CV (Euraxess format)

- Motivation letter (max. 2 A4 pages)

- Research project proposal (max. 5 A4 pages)

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