Welcome to my homepage. I am an assistant professor in the statistics group at Leiden University in the Netherlands, working on machine learning and statistics, and teaching in the Statistical Science master program.


Research Interests

  • Adaptive methods in online convex optimization and prediction with expert advice
  • Faster-than-minimax rates for ‘easy data’ in statistical and online learning
  • Statistical learning theory, frequentist analysis of Bayesian methods
  • PAC-Bayesian concentration inequalities

See also my publications.

PhD Students

Recent Talks

Contact Information

Dr. Tim van Erven
Mathematisch instituut
Universiteit Leiden
P.O. Box 9512
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

Office: Mathematisch instituut, Snellius building, Niels Bohrweg 1, Leiden, room 226
E-mail: tim@ No spam, please timvanerven. No really, no spam nl
Phone: +31 71 527 7126