Stephan Poppe
Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften
Inselstr. 22
04103 Leipzig

Office: A3 10


+49 341 9959 538

+49 341 9959 658

Stephan Poppe

Research interests

My general interests are in the principled foundation and practical application of Bayesian theory and inductive inference. 


  1. Elze T., Poppe S. (2009), The time course of visual masking: A critical analysis Perception 38 ECVP Abstr. Suppl., p. 129
  2. Elze T, Jost J, Poppe S. (2009), A nonparametric Bayesian approach to adaptive sampling of psychometric functions BMC Neuroscience, 10(Suppl 1), p. 353
  3. Poppe S. (2006). Quantum Ergodicity for Systems with Spin-Orbit Coupling, Diploma thesis, University of Ulm (in german)


Pierre-Yves Bourguignon (MPI MIS/Leipzig and CNRS/Paris)

  • Inductive characterization and justification of Bayesian approaches to statistical inference
  • Sparse data problems and parsimonious modeling

Ivar Krumpal (Institute of Sociology/University of Leipzig)

  • Development of Bayesian analysis tools for Randomized Response Techniques (RRT)
  • Validation and Limitation of RRT

Tobias Elze (MPI MIS/ Leipzig)

  • Sensitive Estimation of psychometric functions
  • Adaptive sampling strategy
  • Utilization of the concept of partially exchangeable sequences in item-response theory

Curriculum vitae

  • 2000-2006 Study of Physics and Econophysics at the University of Ulm
  • 2007 Visiting Scholar at the Department of Physics at the University of California at Berkeley
  • since 2008 PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
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