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...

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...

Zipf Extensions and Their Applications for Modeling the Degree Sequences of Real Networks

In this talk, I will present four bi-parametric extensions of the Zipf distribution. The first two belong to the class of Random Stopped Extreme distributions. The third extension is the result of applying the concept of Poisson-Stopped-Sum to the Zipf distribution and,...

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