People

Raphaël Huser

Principal Investigator
​Assistant Professor of Statistics​​​​​​

Introduction

Raphaël Huser (RH) is an Assistant Professor of Statistics in the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division at KAUST. He completed his PhD in 2013 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, under the supervision of Professor Anthony C. Davison and spent about a year as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the group of Professor Marc G. Genton at KAUST in 2014.

RH serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Extremes (since 2017) and the Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics (JABES) (since 2019); see this webpage for more details on the `publons' reviewer profile.

RH’s main research interests lie at the intersection between statistics of extreme events, risk assessment, spatio-temporal statistics, dependence modeling for complex systems, and statistical approaches for large datasets, with particular focus on environmental applications such as the prediction of extreme flooding, droughts, and wind gusts. He develops statistical models for rare events, as well as efficient inference methods to fit them to data. 

Research Interests

​Extreme-Value Theory & Statistics, Dependence modeling & Copulas, Spatio-Temporal Statistics, Environmental Statistics, Composite Likelihoods, Computational Statistics

Selected Publications


To see my full list of publications, visit this webpage or download my CV.

Education

2013: Ph.D. in Statistics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
2009: M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
2007: B.Sc. in Mathematics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)

Professional Profile

2015 (Mar)-present: Assistant Professor of Statistics, KAUST
2014 (Jan)-2015 (Mar): Postdoctoral Research Fellow, KAUST

Scientific and Professional Memberships

​International Statistical Institute (ISI​) - Elected Member
Bernoulli Society (BS) - Regular Member
The International Environmetrics Society (TIES) - Regular Member
Swiss Statistical Society (SSS) - Regular Member
American Statistican Association (ASA) - Regular Member

Awards

2019: Publication in Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (SERRA) highlighted among the top 10 most downloaded papers in Springer's Environmental Sciences Journals for 2018 (click here)
2018: Award for Best 2016 Paper​ published in the Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics (JABES)
​2016: Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI)
​2015: Lambert Award for young statisticians, Swiss Statistical Society (SSS)
2014: EPFL Doctorate Award 2014​ (2 laureates selected among 403 theses defended), EPFL, Lausanne, CH
2010: Winner of the Ph.D. poster competition, Workshop on Environmetrics, Boulder CO, USA
2009: 2nd prize for the best poster summarizing the master project, Mathematics Institute, EPFL, Switzerland

KAUST Affiliations

Statistics (STAT)
Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (AMCS)
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE)