About the Department
The Department was established in 1952 as a part
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
newly separated from the Faculty of
Science of the
The early scientific and
teaching activities of the Department were shaped by
Jaroslav Janko and Ladislav Truksa.
Later, the development and
scientific orientation of the Department have been
deeply influenced by the personality of
Jaroslav Hájek, the head of
the Department in 1964-1973.
At present, fields of active scientific research at the Department include
nonparametric statistics and robustness, asymptotic statistics,
change point analysis, theory of extremes, stochastic stereology and
spatial statistics, computational statistics, survival analysis,
biostatistics, stochastic optimization, abstract probability
theory, time series and stochastic modeling in economics,
stochastic control of financial risk, stochastic analysis
in finance, research in actuarial sciences.
The Department teaches courses in the
Bachelor's Program in Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, the
Master's Program in
Probability, Mathematical Statistics and Econometrics,
and Financial and Actuarial mathematics, and the
Doctoral Program in Probability and Mathematical Statistics,
in Econometrics and Operations Research, and in
Financial and Actuarial Mathematics.
The Department of Probability and Mathematical Statistics
teaches statistical courses in various other programs at the Faculty
of Mathematics and Physics (MFF UK),
the Faculty of Sciences (PrF UK) and the Faculty
of Sports (FTVS UK).
on the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
history can be found on
Memorandum of Agreement