Lecturers and Speakers

Prof. Dr. Joscha Diehl

Joscha Diehl finished his PhD on Stochastic Analysis and Rough Path Theory at Technical University Berlin in 2012. After Post Doctoral researches in Berlin, San Diego and Leipzig he is currently a Junior Professor for Stochastic Analysis in Greifswald, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Drewitz

Dr. Drewitz has been studying mathematics in Darmstadt and London before pursuing a PhD at the Berlin Mathematical School under the supervision of Dr. Gärtner. Subsequently, he has been an ETH Fellow at ETH Zurich with Dr. Sznitman and a Ritt Assistant Professor at Columbia University before moving to the University of Cologne as a permanent Professor. His research focus is on Probability Theory, motivated by problems from statistical mechanics. Contributions include work on the Parabolic Anderson Model, Random Walk in Random Environment, Random Interlacements, and the Gaussian Free Field.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang König

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang König received his Diploma in Mathematics from the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) in 1989, his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Zurich in 1994, and his habilitation from the TUB in 2000. Since 2009, he is Professor of Probability at TUB and head of the Research Group {\em Interacting Random Systems} at Weierstrass Institute Berlin. His research interests includes the mathematical analysis of interacting systems of stochastic processes with applications in physics and telecommunication.

Prof. Kwabena Doku-Amponsah

Kwabena is an Associate Professor at School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences in the University of Ghana. He heads the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science. Kwabena completed his PhD in Statistics and Probability at the University of Bath in 2006, his MSc in Financial Mathematics at the University of Kairserslautern in 2003, and BA in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Ghana in 2000. He has worked at the University of Ghana since 2000 when he started off as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Mathematics. Kwabena’s research interests include Large deviations, Information Theory, Statistical Mechanics for Random Networks.

Prof. Dr. Dirk Becherer

Dirk Becherer is Chair of Stochastic Analysis and Stochastic Finance at Humboldt University Berlin.
He completed his PhD in mathematics at Technische Universität of Berlin, after studying at the University of Goettingen. Dirk held Postdoc fellowships and has been lecturer until 2007 in Imperial College London, when he taught courses in the MSc Mathematical Finance at the Mathematical Institute. Dirk then returned to Berlin as Matheon Research Center Professor.
He is member of the Berlin Mathematical School and serves as Associate Editor for Bernoulli Journal and for Finance and Stochastics.

Dr. Benedikt Jahnel

Born in St. Martin D`Heres (France), Benedikt graduated with a Diploma in Music Education at the University Art Berlin in 2005 under the supervision of Prof. David Friedman. He received his Master of Arts in Music from the City College New York in 2007.  In 2010, Benedikt graduated with his PhD in Mathematics at TU Berlin under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jochen  Blath. A year later, he completed a research fellowship within the Department of Stochastics at Bergische University Wuppertal, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Barbara Rüdiger. In the Department of Mathematical Physics/Stochastics at Ruhr University Bochum, Dr. Jahnel worked as a research fellow between 2011 and 2014, and has been a Researcher at Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics since 2015.

Dr. Antoine-Marie Bogso

Dr. Antoine-Marie Bogso is a lecturer at the University of Yaounde I since December 2014. He obtained BS and Master degrees from the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon and a PhD in probability theory from the University of Lorraine, France. He is former associate lecturer at the University of Lorraine. His main research interests are peacock processes, peacock problem, total positivity properties of Markov processes and Skorokhod embedding problem.

Dr. Alex Opoku

Dr. Opoku had his PhD in Mathematics from University of Groningen. His masters and bachelor degrees were respectively obtained from University of Kaiserslautern, Germany and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. From 2010 to 2013, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at University of Leiden and Delft University of Technology. He joined University of Energy and Natural Resources in 2014 as a Lecturer and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2017. Random polymer models, interacting particle systems, spin models and their application to discrete choice theory are among his research interests.