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I have just completed my PhD working under the supervision of Prof. Jim Smith. My research interests lie in the field of algebraic statistics and centre around probability trees, staged trees, chain event graphs and causality.
In April 2017 I will start a nine-week Leibniz Fellowship at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach and from May 2017 I will be a postdoctoral researcher in Bernd Sturmfels' Non-Linear Algebra group at the Max Planck Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften in Leipzig, Germany.
I hold a degree in mathematics from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. My Diplomarbeit 'Methods of Semi-Algebraic Geometry in Gaussian Statistical Models' was supervised by Prof. Frank Herrlich and Prof. Norbert Henze.
Publications and preprints
Christiane Görgen and Jim Q. Smith. Equivalence Classes of Staged Trees. Accepted for publication by Bernoulli in February 2017, available on http://arxiv.org/abs/1512.00209.
Manuele Leonelli, Christiane Görgen and Jim Q. Smith. Sensitivity anlysis, multilinearity and beyond. Submitted for publication December 2015, available on http://arxiv.org/abs/1512.02266.
September 2016, talk: A Differential Approach to Causality in Staged Trees at PGM 2016, Lugano, Switzerland.
June 2016, poster: Staged tree models at the Summer School on Algebra, Statistics and Combinatorics, Aalto University, Finland.
June 2015, poster: Staged Trees and Equivalence Classes of Chain Event Graph Models at Algebraic Statistics 2015, Genova, Italy.
April 2015, poster: Interpolating Polynomials for Staged Trees and Chain Event Graphs at the 51st Gregynog Statistical Conference, Wales, UK.
January 2015, talk: Equivalence Classes of Chain Event Graph Models at the YRM (see below)
August 2014, poster: Algebraic Methods and Interpolating Polynomials for Chain Event Graphs at Prague Stochastics 2014, a joint workshop on Limit Theorems and Algebraic Statistics, Prague, Czech Republic.
June 2014, talk: An algebraic Approach to Chain Event Graphs at the departmental Young Researchers' Meeting (YRM)
Summer 2016: I won the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduate who Teach (WATE PGR)
Spring 2016: problem classes for ST115 Introduction to Probability
Winter 2015: problem classes for ST116 Mathematical Techniques (see below)
Summer 2015: volunteer mathematics teacher in Soweto, South Africa, with Warwick in Africa
Spring 2015: tutorials for ST111/2 Probability A & B (see below)
Winter 2014: problem classes for ST116 Mathematical Techniques
Spring 2014: tutorials for ST111/2 Probability A & B
I have been Secretary of the Student Staff Liasion Committee within my Department for the academic years 2014/15 and 2015/16. The minutes of the SSLC meetings held during that time can be found here: October 2014, March 2015, June 2015, November 2015 and April 2016.
Department of Statistics
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
D0.06 Zeeman Building