# Thorsten Schmidt

Thorsten Schmidt became professor for mathematical stochastics at University of Freiburg in the summer 2015. He is the successor of Ernst Eberlein.

His research combines financial mathematics with the area of stochastic processes and statistics. Currently, he also developed some interest in machine learning. In his career he met interesting problems, both from Statistics and Financial Mathematics which inspire for deeper mathematical understanding by their surprising complexity. In Freiburg he and his young research team are working on tackling these challenges with mathematical models and targeting various applied areas where this can be useful. Besides Finance, this includes medicine, roboting and in general all areas where stochastic modelling is used.

Some videos (most of them in German, unfortunately)

- Ein Einspieler in dem interdisziplinären Wissenschaftstalk "Scobel" (3sat) zur Finanzmathematik in der Folge: "Mit Komplexität leben" (16.12.2021, ca. bei Minute 15). In der ZDF Mediathek.
- Künstliche Intelligenz und Machine Learning (YouTube, Thorsten Schmidt)
- Stochastik 1 - Teile der Vorlesung im WS 2021/22 (YouTube, Thorsten Schmidt)
- No Arbitrage in Insurance - Presentation at the GPSD 2021, Mannheim
- Video on Youtube of Rama Cont's talk on Universal Price Formations on Financial Markets: A perspective from Machine Learning (May 2018, Freiburg).
- Video on Youtube of fields medallist Wendelin Werner's talk on the (quantum) disk as patchwork of (quantum) disks (Feb 2018, GPSD Freiburg).

**Awards**

IDA Award Finance from a practical perspective, together with Eva Lütkebohmert-Holtz (2015)

FRIAS-USIAS Research Fellow: Linking Finance and Insurance, 2017/2018

IDA Award Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Freiburg with Philipp Harms and Frank Hutter (2020)

MAPFRE Research Grant Ignacio H. de Larramendi: affine processes for insurances linked to financial markets mit Raquel Gaspar (2020)

Luis Bachelier Fellow (2021)

## Teaching

In the past semesters, Prof. Schmidt taught for example (more see on the German page)

## Research areas

- Financial mathematics in general
- Credit risk, term-structure models (including multiple yield curves, energy markets etc.)
- Pricing and hedging of derivatives
- Affine and polynomial processes
- Statistics of stochastic processes
- Nonlinear filtering
- Model risk, systemic risk
- Insurance mathematics
- Machine Learning

## Adress:** **

Abteilung für Mathematische Stochastik

Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg

Ernst-Zermelo-Straße 1

Zimmer 247

D - 79104 Freiburg

Tel: +49-761-203-5668

Fax: +49-761-203-5661

E-Mail: thorsten[dot]schmidt[at]stochastik[dot]uni-freiburg[dot]de