Professor Ernst Wit is the Chair of Statistics and
Probability at the University of Groningen and he has a wide
interest in the field and applications of Statistics, ranging from
high-dimensional inference, network analyses, statistical
bioinformatics, systems biology, optimal design and algebraic
approaches to statistics.

Research Interests. My research interests focus on (i)
network inference, (ii) high-dimensional inference, design and
model choice (iii) with applications in biology, with a special
interest in ageing research (iv) RFID tracking and inference of
the behaviour of museum visitors.

Collaborations. Systems biology: Veronica
Vinciotti, Vilda Purutcuoglu, Javier Gonzalez and Fentaw Abegaz.
Statistical bioinformatics: David Bakewell.
Computational Biology: Matthias Heinemann, Barbara Bakker.
Algebraic Statistics: Peter
McCullagh. And many others.

My other research interest is in the introduction of
extendibility conditions for statistical models. In this algebraic
approach to statistics, the use of category theory is proposed to
describe certain desirable invariance principles any sensible
statistical model should possess, as well as to yield a
constructive algorithm for a certain class of these models.
In the past I worked on likelihood procedures for mixture models.
I also hold a Ph.D. in philosophy, and I continue to hold this
science dearly. In the area of Philosophy my interests are
Game Theory and Ethics and
Kantian Philosophy. Working with Dr Marie
Gillette in Pennsylvania, I have been interested in a systematic
study of Linguistic
Redundancy.