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.

If you want to know more, you can check the website of my Wing Chun Club with some available practice videos.



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.

Latin Dance

My enthusiasm for Latin dance is undeniable. From the intricate steps of tango to the rhythmic sways of bachata and the lively beats of salsa, I’ve embraced these dances not just as activities, but as expressions of a rich cultural heritage that resonates with me.