In April 2019 I travelled to Limassol, the Republic of Cyprus, where I attended a workshop on multivariate data analysis. This workshop was the first conference where I’ve given a talk. In my talk entitled “Sparsely observed functional time series: estimation and prediction” I presented my first paper carrying the same name. Unsurprisingly, I was very nervous but I managed to deliver the main message of my research and answer the questions raised by the audience.
Cyprus is a beautiful island in the Mediterranean sea enjoying warm weather even in April. I enjoyed a break from the rainy season of April typical in Switzerland on the beach and in Cypriot restaurants tasting the local sea food and wine. Before my departure I had time to visit Nicosia where I also explored the norther part of the city, the part of Northern Cyprus.