# Sara Van De Geer

Professor

Department of Mathematics

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Swaziland

### Biography

Sara van de Geer has been Full Professor at the Seminar for Statistics at ETH Zurich since September 2005. She was born on May 7, 1958 in Leiden (The Netherlands), and studied mathematics at Leiden University. After her studies, she worked two years at Tilburg University and four years at the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI), Amsterdam. She obtained her Ph.D. in 1987 at Leiden University. She then was lecturer at Bristol, scientific researcher at the CWI, Assistant Professor in Utrecht and in Leiden, and Associate Professor in Toulouse. From 1999 till 2005, she held a position as Full Professor at Leiden.

#### Research Interest

Mathematical statistics; High-dimensional problems.