Michal Pešta is an assistant professor of probability and mathematical statistics at the Charles University, Prague. His research interests include asymptotic methods for resampling methods, weak dependence, panel data, nonparametric regression, and errors-in-variables modeling. In the recent years, he has been developing the statistical methodology for non-life insurance, mainly actuarial risk valuation and stochastic claims reserving. Michal Pešta has also utilized the skills gained during his PhD and postdoctoral stays (Hasselt University, University of Hamburg, HU Berlin, University of Alberta) to contribute to applied fields like cancer research or hydrology.