One Who Makes No Mistakes Makes Nothing At All - G. Casanova

I recently completed the Master of Science degree in Data Science at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat Autonoma Barcelona). Furthermore, I have finished my undergraduate studies in Economics at the University of Cologne. During that time I have worked as a student research assistant for Prof. Alex Ludwig (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Prof. Helge Braun (University of Cologne). The projects mainly focused on public policy evaluation and the intersection of retirement and unemployment insurance systems.


I developed a fascination for data wrangling and the computational aspects of Economics, Cognitive Sciences and Biometrics. Starting in October I am part of the 2018 cohort of the Computing (Machine Learning) Master's Program at the Imperial College London. The tuition fees are fully funded by the German National Academic Foundation ("Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes").


At the moment my interest focuses on the intersection of computational methods and statistical inference. Often times the computational framework of a statistical method dictates the possible inference. Furthermore, not every framework can be used to obtain inferential results. This results in a handful of trade-offs such as the prominent variance-bias trade-off or running time vs. quality of approximation.  Hence, a subjective choice has to be made. I am interested in analyzing how this choice affects causal conclusions as well as predictive power. Specifically, I study the statistical perspective of Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra and Probabilistic Numerics.


Robert Tjarko Lange

Regina-Kaufmann-Weg 1| 50354 Hürth | Germany


Some Facts About My Person

Hi there! I am Robert and currently 21 years old. I am originally from the north of Germany but lived and studied in Cologne and Barcelona. Currently I am traveling the world and about to settle in London. Besides a passion for computational neuroscience and all aspects of intelligence, I love photography, traveling the world and hot-water bottles. If you have a feeling that we share at least one of these, just contact me!