UQSay #51

Date : 17/11/2022
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Lieu : Online (Teams)

The fifty-first UQSay seminar on UQ, DACE and related topics will take place online on Thursday afternoon, November 17, 2022.

2–3 PM — Cécile Mercadier (Institut Camille Jordan) — [slides]

Hoeffding–Sobol and Möbius decompositions for (tail-)dependence analysis

Methods to analyse dependence and tail dependence are well established. Using for instance the copula function or the stable tail dependence function, and their empirical versions, one can construct non parametric statistics, parametric inference, as well as testing or resampling procedures. My talk will reflect upon the use of g sensitivity analysis for extreme value theory and copula modeling. Through my recent publications, I will explain what their links are and the benefit in mixing these domains.

Joint work with Christian Genest, Paul Ressel & Olivier Roustant.


  • C. Mercadier, O. Roustant & C. Genest (2022). Linking the Hoeffding–Sobol and Möbius formulas through a decomposition of Kuo, Sloan, Wasilkowski, and Wozniakowski. Statistics & Probability Letters, vol. 185 [hal-03220809],
  • C. Mercadier & P. Ressel (2021). Hoeffding–Sobol decomposition of homogeneous co-survival functions: from Choquet representation to extreme value theory application. Dependence Modeling, 9(1):179–198 [hal-03200817],
  • C. Mercadier & O. Roustant (2019). The tail dependograph. Extremes, 22:343–372 [hal-01649596].

Organizing committee: Pierre Barbillon (MIA-Paris), Julien Bect (L2S), Nicolas Bousquet (EDF R&D), Amélie Fau (LMPS), Filippo Gatti (LMPS), Bertrand Iooss (EDF R&D), Alexandre Janon (LMO), Sidonie Lefebvre (ONERA), Didier Lucor (LISN), Emmanuel Vazquez (L2S).

Coordinators: Julien Bect (L2S) & Sidonie Lefebvre (ONERA)

Practical details: the seminar will be held online using Microsoft Teams.

If you want to attend this seminar (or any of the forthcoming online UQSay seminars), and if you do not already have access to the UQSay group on Teams, simply send an email and you will be invited. Please specify which email address the invitation must be sent to (this has to be the address associated with your Teams account).

You will find the link to the seminar on the “General” UQSay channel on Teams, approximately 15 minutes before the beginning.

The technical side of things: you can use Teams either directly from your web browser or using the “fat client”, which is available for most platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac, Android & iOS). We strongly recommend the latter option whenever possible. Please give it a try before the seminar to anticipate potential problems.