Overview

Welcome to the site of the Statistics, Probability and Operations Research Group (SPOR) at the Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT), participated by CSIC, UAM, UCM and UC3M. ICMAT was the first mathematical center to receive a Severo Ochoa Excellence Award, which distinguishes outstanding research centers in Spain. It is also one of the first eight to renew the award for the current period 2016-2019.

SPOR covers a broad range of topics including data science and engineering, machine learning, optimal control, small area estimation, stochastic process inference, mathematical biology models, risk analysis, game theory, decision analysis and Bayesian methods, being one of the most productive groups in Europe in its area of specialty.

SPOR supports the whole spectrum of evidence based decision making, from mathematical foundations, to data analysis, to inference, to analysis, to decision support, with applications in fraud detection, security, cybersecurity, epidemiology, insurance, poverty estimation and social robotics, to name but a few.

Our DataLab provides statistical support to other CSIC institutes and non-academic partners, with emphasis on big data and large scale analytics in grand challenge scientific and business applications. For this, we have a high performance computing installation to support computational work and we draw on the excellent pool of graduate students at ICMAT, contributing also to their training.

Join SPOR in facing the future of analytics!!!