CCEM events

The below lists present a selection of CCEM events targeting a broad audience.




  • During the bi-weekly CCEM meeting on 31 January, the group of Staffan Persson (head of the Copenhagen Plant Science Center) will visit, to discuss plant cell morphometry and possible synergies to the CCEM project, including presentation by Dr. Zoran Nikoloski (bio-informatics dep.,uni. of Potsdam)
  • On 18 January 2024, Stefan Sommer gave a talk in the 2nd workshop on Mathematics of Small Data Analysis: The Diffusion Mean of Geometric Data
  • On 17 January 2024, the CCEM bi-weekly meeting will include a presentation by Sneha Bhansali, MA student at the University of Bonn, Germany: Evolution of wing pattern in the Zygaena manlia group using phylogenomics and machine learning


  • On 20 December 2023, the bi-weekly CCEM meeting features a talk by Ching-Peng Huang, postdoc at Zentrum für Molekulare Neurobiologie Hamburg, PhD from Brown University: Mean curvature flows in random matrix theory
  • On 23 November 2023, Morten Akhøj Pedersen will defend his PhD thesis “Riemannian and sub-Riemannian methods for dimension reduction” at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis
  • Stefan Sommer is invited to give a talk on 23 November 2023 at Centre Inria d’Université Côte d’Azur: Conditioned diffusions in geometric statistics: Means, bridges, and shape variation along phylogenetic trees (also accessible online ID 811 6968 3303, psw 485586)
  • On 22 November 2023, the CCEM bi-weekly meeting will include a presentation by Krzysztof Bartoszek, Linköping University Department of Computer & Information Science, and Divison of Statistics & Machine Learning
  • Christy Hipsley was invited to give a talk on 27 October 2023 for Guojie Zhang’s department at the Center for Evolutionary & Organismal Biology, Zhejiang University: “Visualising evolution in 4D: prospects and challenges for integrating genomics with large-scale CT datasets”
  • Christy Hipsley gave a keynote talk on Sep 20th 2023: Visualising evolution in 4D: prospects and challenges for large-scale CT datasets. The keynote was given during the International Forum for Computer Vision in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, hosted by Lund University from Sep 18th – 22nd 2023.
  • Conditioned diffusions in geometric statistics: Means, bridges, and shape variation along phylogenetic trees: talk by Stefan Sommer on 18 September 2023 during a visit to University of Utah hosted by professor Sarang Joshi
  • Stefan Sommer gave a Neyman seminar talk about statistics on manifolds on September 13 2023. The talk was part of the statistics seminar series organised by the Statistics Department at UC Berkeley
  • Stefan Sommer gave the talk Diffusions means in geometric statistics in The First Symposium of Geometry and Statistics, organised by Yanqi Lake Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications, Yau Center at Tsinghua University, July 29 – 31, 2023
  • Sofia Stroustrup gave the presentation Stochastic morphometrics – evolutionary modelling of shape data during SMBE23 23-27 July 2023 (Italy). See abstract in the abstract book
  • Morten Pedersen and Stefan Sommer contributed in the Math in the Mine workshop, 16-23 July 2023, France, with talks: “Principal subbundles for dimension reduction” (Morten Pedersen) and “Diffusion means, denoising diffusions and score matching” (Stefan Sommer)
  • During the 29th Nordic Conference in Mathematical Statistics, NORDSTAT 2023, June 19-22 2023, Gothenburg (Sweden), CCEM gave three presentations: Sofia Stroustrup, Bayesian inference for stochastic shape models on phylogenetic trees, Elizabeth Baker, Gaussian processes in shape spaces and Stefan Sommer, Manifold Bridges and Diffusion Means. See abstracts in the program
  • CCEM Annual workshop 2023, June 12-13
  • Presentation during 22nd Scandinavian Conference on Image Analysis by Morten Akhøj, Xavier Pennec, Stefan Sommer 18-23 April 2023, Finland: Tangent phylogenetic PCA
  • Sofia Stroustrup, Elizabeth Baker, Morten Akhøj Pedersen and Michael Baand Severinsen participated in the YUIMA course on Stochastic Processes (Linköping University, 20-24 March 2023), and Sofia and Elizabeth gave the presentation “Applying MCMC for Inference on Stochastic Shape Models Evolving on Phylogenetic Trees”
  • Stefan Sommer gives a talk on Stochastic Modelling in Evolutionary Biology and the research centre for Computational Evolutionary Morphometry on 12 January at 17:00 in GamMa, UCPH’s Mathematical Sciences alumni association