Zentrum für Statistik

Speaker


  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kneib (speaker)
  • Prof. Dr. Heike Bickeböller (deputy speaker)



Executive committee


Professors:

  • Prof. Dr. Heike Bickeböller (acting substitute: Prof. Dr. Tim Friede)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kneib (acting substitute: Prof. Dr. Helmut Herwartz)
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel (acting substitute: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Brümmer)
  • Prof. Dr. Tatyana Krivobokova (acting substitute: Prof. Dr. Steffen Kühnel)

Research staff:

  • Priv.-Doz.Dr. Steffen Unkel (acting substitute: Dr. Egle Tafenau)

  • Students:

  • Julia Richter (acting substitute: Maren Ulm)

  • Administrative staff:

  • Dr. Nathalie Scholl (acting substitute: Dörte Dede)



  • Members




  • Christian Ammer (Faculty of Forest Sciences, Department of Silviculture and Forest Ecology of the Temperate Zones)

    Research focus: Regeneration ecology, adaptation of forests to Climate Change, forest management and biodiversity




    • Niko Balkenhol (Faculty of Forest Sciences, Department of Wildlife Sciences)

      Research focus: Spatial wildlife ecology; landscape genetics; movement ecology; eco-evolutionary population dynamics




    • Tim Beißbarth (University Medical Centre, Department of Medical Statistics)

      Research focus: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics; Analysis of high-dimensional data; Graphical Models; Systems Biology




    • Tino Berger (Faculty of Economic Sciences, Chair of Empirical International Economics)

      Research focus: Empirical Macroeconomics; Time Series Econometrics; Bayesian Econometrics




    • Heike Bickeböller (University Medical Centre, Department of Genetic Epidemiology)

      Research focus: Statistical Genetics; Epidemiology; Clinical projects




    • Margarete Boos (Faculty of Biology and Psychology, Georg Elias Müller Institute of Psychology)

      Research focus: Small Group Research; Computer-mediated Communication; Interaction Process Analysis Methods




    • Yasemin Boztug (Faculty of Economic Sciences)

      Research focus: Marketing; Consumer Behaviour




    • Bernhard Brümmer (Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development)

      Research focus: Market integration over space and time; Empirical methods in world agricultural trade analysis; Productivity and efficiency measurement using stochastic frontier analysis




    • Marife D. Corre (Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology - Soil Science of Tropical and Subtropical Ecosystems)

      Research focus: Impact of global change processes; Ecosystem functions of agroforestry systems; Landscape-scale assessment of crop yield & quantification of soil carbon changes and greenhouse gas fluxes from conversion of tropical to agricultural production systems; Soil productivity recovery of degraded lands in the tropics; Applications of stable isotopes for quantifying carbon and nitrogen fluxes




    • Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel (Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development)

      Research focus: Economic time series; Price transmission and market integration; Spatial analysis




    • Ossama Elshiewy (Faculty of Economic Sciences)

      Research focus: Discrete Choice Modeling; Marketing-Mix Models for FMCG; Hierarchical Bayes and Consumer Heterogeneity; Food Marketing




    • Tim Friede (University Medical Centre, Department of Medical Statistics)

      Research focus: Clinical Biostatistics including designs for clinical trials; Systematic reviews / meta-analyses




    • Ingo Grass (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Agroecology Research Group)

      Research focus: Land-use and biodiversity in tropical and temperate regions; Biotic interactions; Ecosystem services and disservices in agricultural landscapes; Functional diversity and interaction networks of species communities and their effects on ecosystem functioning; Statistical models in ecology




    • Andreas Groll (Faculty of Economic Sciences, Chairs of Statistics and Econometrics)

      Research focus: Methods for Variable Selection and Regularization - in particular in Generalized Linear/Additive (Mixed) Models and Survival Analysis; Categorical Data; Sports Statistics; Semiparametric Regression




    • Helmut Herwartz (Faculty of Economic Sciences, Chairs of Statistics and Econometrics)

      Research focus: Stochastic volatility models; Resampling procedures; Panel error correction models; State space models




    • Reinhard Hilgers (University Medical Centre, Department of Medical Statistics)

      Research focus: Design, Quality management and analysis of clinical trials; Multicentre trials




    • Krisztina Kis-Katos (Faculty of Economic Sciences, Chair of International Political Economy)

      Research focus: Effects of globalization, institutions and conflict on socio-economic outcomes




    • Stephan Klasen (Faculty of Economic Sciences, Chair of Development Economics)

      Research focus: Gender bias in mortality; Semi- and non-parametric spatial models of undernutrition and child mortality; Poverty and inequality measurement




    • Nadja Klein (Faculty of Economic Sciences, Chairs of Statistics and Econometrics)

      Research focus: Distributional Regression / Generalized Additive Models for Location, Scale and Shape; Semiparametric Regression; Bayesian Inference in Structured Additive Regression; Copula Modelling; Model Choice and Variable Selection




    • Thomas Kneib (Faculty of Economic Sciences, Chairs of Statistics and Econometrics)

      Research focus: Semiparametric regression; Quantile and expectile regression; Bayesian regularisation priors; Boosting; Spatial statistics; Multi-state-models




    • Alexander Knohl (Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Department of Forest Inventory and Remote Sensing)

      Research focus: Biosphere-atmosphere interaction; Carbon and water cycle in terrestrial ecosystems; Stable isotope ecology and ecophysiology; Micrometeorology and eddy covariance measurements; Process-based land surface modeling




    • Christoph Kleinn (Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Department of Forest Inventory and Remote Sensing)

      Research focus: Forest assessment; Remote sensing




    • Olaf Korn (Faculty of Economic Sciences, Chair of Finance)

      Research focus: Risk management; Empirical capital market research




    • Holger Kreft (Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Department of Biodiversity, Macroecology, and Biogeography)

      Research focus: Biodiversity, Macroecology, and Biogeography




    • Tatyana Krivobokova (Courant Research Centre "Poverty, Equity and Growth in Developing Countries")

      Research focus: Nonparametric smoothing and inference




    • Steffen M. Kühnel (Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Science Methodology)

      Research focus: Linear structural equation models; Multivariate models for social science data; Survey techniques




    • Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso (Faculty of Economic Sciences, Chair of Development Economics)

      Research focus: International Trade; Environmental Economics; Development Economics; Applied Econometrics




    • Uwe Mattler (Faculty of Biology and Psychology, Georg Elias Müller Institute of Psychology)

      Research focus: Visual perception; Expecancy effects; Experimental methods




    • Ralf Mayrhofer (Faculty of Biology and Psychology, Georg Elias Müller Institute of Psychology)

      Research focus: Bayesian models of human cognition; Causality and abstraction; Experimental methods




    • Burkhard Morgenstern (Department of Bioinformatics)

      Research focus: Algorithms for nucleic acid; Protein sequence analysis; Multiple sequence alignment and gene prediction




    • Axel Munk (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Institute for Mathematical Stochastics)

      Research focus: Medical statistics; Nonparametric modelling; Pattern recognition




    • Oliver Mußhoff (Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development)

      Research focus: Risk management; Investment and financing; Optimization techniques; Business administration of sustainable agrosystems; Climate change and agriculture; Moral hazard and food risks




    • Monika Oberle (Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science)

      Research focus: Systematic empirical exploration of different factors in teaching and learning processes in civic education




    • Albert Rosenberger (University Medical Centre, Department of Genetic Epidemiology)

      Research focus: Genetic Epidemiology; Statistical modelling of observational studies an the interpretation of results; Quality management and analysis of epidemiological data




    • Joachim Saborowski (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Ecoinformatics, Biometrics and Forest Growth)

      Research focus: Sampling techniques; Spatial statistics; Regionalisation




    • Armin Schmitt (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Sciences)

      Research focus: Novel sequencing techniques in the agricultural sciences; times series analysis; bioinformatics; breeding informatics




    • Johannes Signer (Faculty of Forest Sciences, Department of Wildlife Sciences)

      Research focus: Movement Ecology, Habitat Selection of Animals, Animal Population Estimation, Analysis of Telemetry Data




    • Henner Simianer (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Sciences)

      Research focus: Statistical genetics and population genomics based on high-throughput genotyping results




    • Marco Sorge (Faculty of Economic Sciences, Chair of International Macroeconomics)

      Research focus: Computational economics; Dynamic macroeconomics; Political Economy.




    • Tobias C. Stubbe (Faculty of Social Sciences)

      Research focus: Empirical Educational Research with a Focus on Large-Scale-Assessments and Social Disparities



  • Egle Tafenau (Faculty of Economic Sciences, Chairs of Statistics and Econometrics)

    Research focus: Welfare effects of subsidies and taxes in the models of the new economic geography; Shadow economy in the regions of the EU; Spatial econometrics in the models with latent variables




  • Teja Tscharntke (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Agroecology Research Group)

    Research focus: Biodiversity patterns and associated ecosystem functioning at different spatial and temporal scales (local vs. landscape effects; inter-annual changes; GIS and geostatistics); habitat fragmentation; beta diversity; spatial ecology




  • Steffen Unkel (University Medical Centre, Department of Medical Statistics)

    Research focus: Multivariate methods; Statistical learning; Survival analysis




    • Sebastian Vollmer (Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Chair of Development Economics)

      Research focus: Development economics; Global health and long-run development




    • Stephan Waack (Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Institute of Computer Science)

      Research focus: Information Theory




    • Michael Waldmann (Faculty of Biology and Psychology, Georg Elias Müller Institute of Psychology)

      Research focus: Causality; Experimental methods; Cognitive psychology




    • Kerstin Wiegand (Faculy of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Department of Ecosystem Modeling)

      Research focus: Spatial Statistics; Ecological modelling




    • Ariane Willems (Faculy of Social Sciences)

      Research focus: Quality and Impact of All-Day Schools; Teaching Quality; Social Inequality; Measurement of Situational and Individual Interest




    • Xiaohua Yu (Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development)

      Research focus: Agricultural Economics; Environmental Economics; Applied Econometrics; Chinese Economy





      • Antonia Zapf (University Medical Centre)

        Research focus: Satistical methods for clinical trials, especially for diagnostic studies; Sample size (re-)estimation; Meta-analyses