CEMAT (Center for Computational and Stochastic Mathematics) is a Research Unit of Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa (IST-UL), hosted by the Department of Mathematics and with a research/management Pole at Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa (FC-UL). CEMAT was founded in 1996 with the original name of Center for Applied Mathematics, and later named Center for Mathematics and its Applications.  The Center is funded by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia), Project UID/Multi/04621/2013 and is a member of CIM (International Mathematics Center). Presently, it has 35 PhD Members from several institutions, 19 PhD Students and 41 Collaborators.

Research Areas



Conex-Connect: Learning Patterns in Extremal Brain Connectivity From Multi-Channel EEG Data

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting more than 50 million people globally. An epileptic seizure acts like a temporary shock to the neuronal system, disrupting normal electrical activity in the brain. Epilepsy is frequently diagnosed with electroencephal...

Spatiotemporal modeling of extreme-wildfire risk

Accurate spatiotemporal modeling of conditions leading to moderate and large wildfires provides better understanding of mechanisms driving fire-prone ecosystems and improves risk management. We here develop a joint model for the occurrence intensity and the wildfire siz...

On Integer-valued GARCH Modeling

This talk presents a concise review of integer-valued GARCH (INGARCH) modeling for time series of counts. Attention is paid to some commonly used specifications and the main approaches for studying their ergodic properties and their estimation methods. In particular, th...

Members of the Board

António Pacheco Pires (President)  |  Carlota Rebelo Gonçalves (Coordinator of the Scientific Council)

Members of the Executive Committee

António Pacheco Pires  (President)  |   Carlota Rebelo  |   Conceição Amado  |  Manuel Scotto (Vice-President)

Members of the International Advisory Board

Alfio Quarteroni (Chair)  |  Ivan Graham  |  Jean-Éric Pin  |  Peter Rousseeuw