Some news and Other interests

Visit of Julius Goes

In October 2023, I had the privilege of hosting Julius Goes, a dedicated PhD student from the University of Bamberg, for a four-week research visit at Université Laval. Our time was highly productive, culminating in the completion of our joint paper. Beyond our academic achievements, we participated in a half-marathon, symbolizing the endurance and teamwork that also define our research partnership. Enclosed is a snapshot capturing the triumphant moment post-marathon.



In April 2023, we had the pleasure of having the visit of Peter Hieber, Professor in Actuarial Science at HEC Lausanne. It was a productive time to develop our joint work on self-hedging of participating life insurance.


Wing Chun

Wing Chun, the Chinese martial art made famous by the revered grandmaster Ip man and his illustrious student Bruce Lee, is a concept-driven form of self-defense that emphasizes efficiency in close-range combat, incorporating elements of striking and grappling. I embarked on my Wing Chun journey in 2015, and it has been an enlightening exploration of relaxation, the body’s adaptability, and effective self-defense techniques.



I have been a railway enthusiast since my childhood, captivated by the speed and engineering behind these machines. The record speed of 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph) achieved by France’s TGV (see the remarkable picture to the right) particularly fascinates me. For years, I aspired to become a train driver until the crossroads came where I had to choose between mathematics and trains. Evidently, I followed the path of numbers.


I possess a profound enthusiasm for aviation, encompassing activities from plane spotting to tuning into the communications of air traffic controllers. It is among my aspirations to acquire a private pilot license and experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft.