Chair of Spatial Data Science and Statistical Learning


The Chair of Spatial Data Analysis and Statistical Learning Methods is a new professorship at the Faculty of Business and Economics and one of the digitization professorships funded by the state of Lower Saxony. The University of Göttingen and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HAWK) were successful in a first round of calls with their joint application for the "Data Science Region South Lower Saxony".

In the summer semester 2020 and winter semester 2020/2021 the professorship will be represented by Prof. Dr. Philipp Otto.

Prof. Dr. Philipp Otto

Philipp Otto has been junior professor for "Big Geospatial Data" at Leibniz Universität Hannover since 2018. After studying International Business Administration at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), he received his doctorate there in 2016 with his thesis on "Spatial and Spatio-Time-Based Processes - Modelling and Detection of Spatial Structural Breaks with Applications in Economics and Biometrics". From 2017 to 2018 Otto also headed the research group "Detection and Surveillance of Spatial and Spatiotemporal Clusters" at the Center for B/Orders in Motion in Frankfurt.