Marie-Colette van Lieshout

Full Name
Prof.dr. M.N.M. van Lieshout
Scientific Staff Member
+31 20 592 4008


1997 - date: Scientific staff member


Marie-Colette van Lieshout published three books, edited three further monographs and wrote more than sixty journal articles in stochastic geometry, spatial statistics and image analysis. Her research concerns the modelling and analysis of complicated geometrical structures. She has worked extensively on point and object processes, random fields and tessellation models.  Van Lieshout is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.


Current projects with external funding

  • State estimation for spatio-temporal point processes with applications to criminology (None)

Professional activities

  • Organizer: Lunteren, The Netherlands - Bijeenkomst Stochastici (with Frank den Hollander and Aad van der Vaart).
  • Honorary Position: elected fellow ISI.
  • Member: Nederlandse Vereniging voor Patroonherkenning en Beeldverwerking (NVPHBV).
  • Member: ERCIM working group Muscle (Image and Video Universtanding).
  • Reviewer: Mathematical Reviews.
  • Member: `Groupe de Recherche Geometrie Stochastique' , CNRS, France.
  • Committee member: panel of experts Romanian National Research Council.
  • Board Member: advisory board InHolland University of Applied Sciences, Diemen, The Netherlands.
  • Committee member: mathematics acquisitions, library committee CWI.
  • Editor: Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability - member editorial board.
  • Committee member: panel of experts VENI, Dutch Research Council.
  • Board Member: STAR cluster


  • KLEIN grant (2019)
  • Data driven risk management for fire services (jointly supervised with Professor R.J. Boucherie and dr Graaf). (2019)
  • NWO DeepNL grant `Comprehensive monitoring and prediction of seismicity within the Groningen gas field using large scale field observations' (jointly with Professor J.A. Trampert and Drs K. Smetana and H. Paulssen). (2018)
  • STAR Outreach Day `Earthquake modelling and analysis' (jointly with Professors R.J. Boucherie and G. Jongbloed). (2016)
  • PPS Ministry of Defence - CWI (jointly with Professors R.D. van der Mei and S. Bhulai). (2015)
  • statistical consultant for `Video communication for networked communities' (Vconect, FP7 ICT-2011-28-7760). (2013)
  • partner in`Realization of reliable and secure residential sensor platforms'. (2010)
  • NWO Vrije Competition grant `Segmentation and motion analysis using polygonal Markov fields' (613.000.809). (2009)
  • Section Mathematical Statistics of the Dutch Society for Statistics and Operational Research conference grant and STAR cluster guarantee grant for Stochastics Meetings Lunteren, (jointly with Professors W.Th.F. den Hollander and A.W. van der Vaart). (2004)