This is not another course.. just a place where you can interact with researchers and professors to get help on your project, discuss some points of theory which are obscure or to which you have not been exposed before… For those who have not been in particular exposed to an advanced statistics course, we will in particular discuss more in details the theory of M-estimation, discuss empirical process theory. For those who have not followed a nonparametric statistic courses, we will give some intuition on how to compute lower bounds. We will also discuss much more practical issues to complement your courses