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Dr. Nadja Klein



  • since 07/2016: Postdoctoral Feodor-Lynen-Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne

  • 10/2015-07/2016: Postdoctoral Fellow of the Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen, Supervisor: Prof.~Dr.~Gerda Claeskens (unpaid leave)

  • 2015: Postdoctoral researcher, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

  • 2012-2014: PhD project Bayesian Structured Additive Distributional Regression (within the DFG Research Project "Structured Additive Quantile and Expectile Regression" (03/2012 - 02/2014) and the DFG Research Project "Structured Additive Distributional Regression" (since 03/2014), supervised by Prof. Dr. Thomas Kneib). Defense (Dr. rer. nat. in Mathematics): 03/12/2014

  • 2012-2014: Member of the RTG 1644 "Scaling Problems in Statistics"

  • 2013-2014: Mentee within the "Dorothea Schlözer Mentoring Programme 2013 / 2014"




    Prices and Awards:


  • since 07/2016: Lifetime member of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

  • 2015: Wolfgang-Wetzel-Price 2015 of the German Statistical Society for the paper Bayesian Generalized Additive Models for Location, Scale and Shape for Zero-Inflated and OverdispersedCount Data

  • 2014: Award of the Universitaetsbund Goettingen for the dissertation Bayesian Structured Additive Distributional Regression




    Memberships:


  • since 2017: Member of the Bayesian Analysis and Modeling Research Group, University of Melbourne

  • since 2015: Member of the Centre for Statistics, University of Goettingen

  • 2012-2014: Member of the RTG 1644 "Scaling Problems in Statistics"




    Research Interests:


  • Distributional Regression / Generalized Additive Models for Location, Scale and Shape

  • Semiparametric Predictors

  • Bayesian Methods

  • Copula Modelling

  • Model Choice and Variable Selection




    Research Stays:


  • Research visit (within the DAAD project "Extended Structured Additive Regression and its Applications"), Department of Biostatistics, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (06/2014)

  • Research visit, Department of Statistics, University of Innsbruck, Austria (04/2013)

  • Research visit, Department of Statistics, University of Innsbruck, Austria (01/2013)






    Other Publications:


  • Klein, N., Gude, F., Cadarso-Suárez, C. and Kneib, T. (2014)
    Bivariate Gaussian Distributional Regression: An Application on Diabetes,
    in 'Proceedings of the 29th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling', T. Kneib, F. Sobotka, J.Fahrenholz, H. Irmer, eds. Vol. 1, pp. 167-172.

  • Klein, N., Kneib, T. and Lang, S. (2013)
    Bayesian generalized additive models for location, scale
    and shape for insurance data,
    in 'Proceedings of the 29th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling', V. M. R. Muggeo, V. Capursi, G. Boscaino and G. Lovison, eds. Vol. 2, pp. 645-650.




    Submitted Papers:


  • Mascarenhas, A., Marques, F., Silva, S., Gouveia, S., Alves, M., Virella, D., Papoila, A. L., Kneib, T., Klein, N. and Neto, M. T. (2017)
    Determinants of the Variability of Oxygen Saturation during the First Minutes of Life of Term Neonates.

  • Ríos-Pena, L., Kneib, T., Cadarso-Suarez, C., Klein, N. and Marey-Pérez, M. (2017)
    Studying the Occurrence and Burnt Area of Wildfires using Zero-One-Inflated Structured Additive Beta Regression.

  • Duarte, E., de Sousa, B., Cadarso Suárez, C., Klein, N., Kneib, T. and Rodrigues, V. (2016)
    Studying the relationship between a woman's reproductive life span and age at menarche using a Bayesian multivariate structured additive distributional regression model.

  • Klein, N., Malzahn, D., Rosenberger, A., Lozano-Kühne, J., Kneib, T. and Bickeböller, H. (2016)
    Candidate gene association analysis for a continuous phenotype with a spike at zero using parent-offspring trios.

  • Michaelis, P., Klein, N. and Kneib, T. (2016)
    Bayesian Multivariate Distributional Regression with Skewed Responses and Skewed Random Effects.

  • Thaden, H., Pata, M. P., Klein, N., Cadarso Suarez, C. and Kneib, T. (2016)
    Integrating Multivariate Conditionally Autoregressive Spatial Priors into Recursive Bivariate Models for Analyzing Environmental Sensitivity of Mussels.

  • Klein, N. and Kneib, T. (2016)
    New Notion of Bivariate Quantiles based on the Cumulative Distribution Function.

  • Oelker, M. R., Sobotka, F., Klein, N. and Kneib, T. (2014)
    Semiparametric Mode Regression.

  • Klein, N., Kneib, T. and Lang, S. (2013)
    Bayesian Structured Additive Distributional Regression.







    Editorial Work & Refereeing Service:


  • Guest Editor of Biometrical Journal (Special Issue 'Joint Modelling of Longitudinal and Time-To-Event Data and Beyond').

  • Referee for: Annals of Applied Statistics, Biometrical Journal, Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Statistics, Statistics and Computing.




    Presentations:


  • Poster: Scale-Dependent Priors for Variance Parameters in Distributional Regression at International Society for Bayesian Analysis Worldmeeting (Sardinia, 13/07/2016-17/06/2016)

  • Invited Talk: On (Multivariate) Distributional Regression at the Statistics and Econometrics Research Seminar (University of Bielefeld, 22/01/2015)

  • Poster: Scale-Dependent Priors for Variance Parameters in Distributional Regression at Autumn meeting on Latent Gaussian Models 2015 (Trondheim, 17/09/2015-18/09/2015)

  • Talk: Scale-Dependent Priors for Variance Parameters in Distributional Regression at 30th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling (Linz, 06/07/2015-10/07/2015)

  • Invited Talk: Bayesian Structured Additive Distributional Regression at the Statistics Seminar (KU Leuven, 20/06/2015)

  • Invited Talk: Multivariate Distributional Regression at the Statistics Research Seminar (University of Linz, 22/01/2015)

  • Talk: Simultaneous Inference in Structured Additive Conditional Copula Regression Models at 7th International Conference of the ERCIM Working Group on Computational and Methodological Statistics (Pisa, 06/12/2014-08/12/2014)

  • Talk: Bivariate Extensions of Structured Additive Distributional Regression based on Conditional Copula Models at Österreichische Statistiktage (Innsbruck, 09/09/2014-12/09/2014)

  • Talk: Bivariate Gaussian Distributional Regression: An Application on Diabetes at 29th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling (Göttingen, 14/07/2014-18/07/2014)

  • Invited Talk: Bivariate Gaussian Distributional Regression: An Application on Diabetes at the Workshop: Young Researchers in Biostatistics (University of Santiago de Compostela, 11/06/2014)

  • Invited Talk: Bayesian Structured Additive Distributional Regression at the Empirical Economics and Econometrics Seminar (University of Innsbruck, 04/12/2013)

  • Invited Talk: An Introduction to Bayesian Structured Additive Distributional Regression at the Biostatistics Research Seminar (University of Santiago de Compostela, 29/10/2013)

  • Poster: Bayesian Generalised Additive Models for Location, Scale, and Shape applied to Insurance Data at 28th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling (Palermo, 08/07/2013-12/07/2013)

  • Talk: Multivariate Gaussian Distributional Regression at 19. DStatG Nachwuchsworkshop (Berlin, 16/09/2013-18/09/2013)

  • Talk: Bayesian Generalised Additive Models for Location, Scale, and Shape for Zero-Inflated and Overdispersed Count Data at the 3rd joint Statistical Meeting DAGStat 2013 (Freiburg, 18/03/2013-21/03/2013)

  • Talk: Bayesian Generalised Additive Models for Location, Scale, and Shape for Zero-Inflated Count Data at 5th International Conference of the ERCIM Working Group on Computational and Methodological Statistics (Oviedo 01/12/2012-03/12/2012)

  • Talk: Spatial Smoothing in Zero-Inflated Count Data at the Research Seminar "Spatial Regression Models" (Göttingen, 12/02/2013)




    Teaching:


    Winter Term 2015/16


  • Graduate Seminar in Applied Statistics

  • Vorkurs Mathematische Grundlagen der Angewandten Statistik


Summer Term 2015


  • Graduate Seminar in Applied Statistics

  • Introduction to Bayesian Statistics (with Thomas Kneib)
    Department of Conservation Biology, Doñana Biological Station, Seville
    09/06/2015-11/06/2015


  • Winter Term 2014/15


  • Generalised Regression
    PhD program Behaviour and Cognition, Georg-August-University Göttingen
    02/03/2015-04/03/2015

  • Distributional Regression (with Thomas Kneib)
    Department of Statistics and Operations Research, University of Santiago de Compostela
    23/02/2015-27/02/2015

  • Vorkurs Mathematische Grundlagen der Angewandten Statistik


  • Summer Term 2014


  • Regression with R


  • Winter Term 2013/14


  • Introduction to R

  • Introduction to Spatial Statistics

  • Introduction to Mixed Models


  • Summer Term 2013


  • Statistical Analysis with R

  • Advanced Statistical Inference


  • Winter Term 2012/13


  • Spatial Statistics


  • Summer Term 2012


  • Advanced Statistical Inference




    • Supervision and Volunteering:


    • Co-supervisor, Master thesis of Manuel Carlan: Bayesian Variable Selection (2016)

    • Co-supervisor, Master thesis of Paul Wiemann: Statistische Analyse von Advice-Taking (2015)

    • Co-supervisor, Master thesis of Manuel Vonrueti: Hyperparameterwahl bei Spike und Slab Prioris für Verteilungsregression (2015)

    • Co-supervisor, Master thesis of Anastasia Gorbunova: Statistische Analyse von länderspezifischen Energieprofilen (2015)

    • Local organising committee: 29th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling (2014)

    • Co-supervisor, Bachelor thesis of Hannes Riebl: Power Law Verteilungen in Generalisierten Additiven Modellen für Lokation, Skala und Form (2014)

    • Co-supervisor, Bachelor thesis of Philipp Hanheide: Messung der Armuts-Vulnerabilität (2013)










    Universität Göttingen

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    E-Mail:
    n(dot)klein(at)uni-goettingen.de