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Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

13.12.2018

Welcome Dorothea Hug Peter

01.05.2018

We have a new group member: Dorothea Hug Peter will start her Postdoc position on May 1, 2018. Welcome!

Science Info Day 2018

11.03.2018

Thanks to all participants and helpers.

Welcome Roman Flury

01.02.2018

We have a new group member: Roman Flury will start his PhD on February 1, 2018. Welcome!

Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

15.12.2017

Two new articles accepted and in press

01.12.2017

C. Wang et al
Generalized Spatial Fusion Model Framework for Joint Analysis of Point and Areal Data
for the SNC group (2017)
Spatial Statistics, accepted and in press

A. Alegria Jimenez et al
Asymmetric Matrix-Valued Covariances for Multivariate Random Fields on Spheres
Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, accepted and in press

Welcome Jakob Dambon

20.11.2017

We have a new group member: Jakob Dambon will start his PhD in November 2017. Welcome!

Welcome Samuel Noll

07.11.2017

We have a new group member: Welcome Samuel Noll!

Manuscript submitted

22.10.2017

International multi-team effort lead to a relevant manuscript: https://arxiv.org/abs/1710.05013. Code repository follows soon.

Welcome Leila Schuh

02.10.2017

We have a new group member: Leila Schuh will start as a PhD on October 1, 2017. Welcome!

Successful `Scientifica`

04.09.2017

Thanks to all the visitors vistiting our booth and everyone at the booth working hard this weekend. UZH News report and a suboptimal image of our booth.

Scientifica 2017

31.08.2017

Scientifica 2017:

Wie Daten mit den richtigen Werkzeugen mehr verraten link

Was verrät mir (m)eine Stichprobe? link

Position at the post-doctoral or higher level

06.07.2017

There is a new position at the post-doctoral or higher level available.
Please see www.jobs.ch

New releases spam

03.07.2017

The packages 'spam 2.1' and 'spam64 2.1' have been released on CRAN

The package 'spam64' exploits the enhancements of 'dotCall64's R Foreign Function Interface
and allows now a true 64bit implementation of 'spam'.

BBQ 2017

07.06.2017

4th Epi-Biostat potluck-BBQ on Friday June 2, 2017

Certificates awarded

12.05.2017

A bunch of proud recipients:

(image taken from Mike S. Schäfer's tweet.

Article published

08.05.2017

Article just published: M. Pittavino, A. Dreyfus, C. Heuer, J. Benschop, P. Wilson, J. Collins-Emerson,
P.R. Torgerson, R. Furrer: Comparison between Generalized Linear Modelling and Additive Bayesian
Network; Identification of Factors associated with the Incidence of Antibodies against Leptospira
interrogans sv Pomona in Meat Workers in New Zealand
in Acta Tropica

Good-bye Mattia Molinaro

08.05.2017

Mattia Molinaro has left our group. A great big "thanks" and our best wishes for the future!

Group picture - Minisymposium 2017

11.04.2017

Minisymposium on April 6, 2017

02.04.2017

On April 6, 2017 there will be a Minisymposium with several talks related to Biostatistics projects
of the Applied Statistics group.

All are warmly welcome to attend the Minisymposium.

For more information please see here.

Science Info Day 2017

13.03.2017

Thanks to all participants and helpers. Let's continue to spread the word about our great programs.

Significant Group

09.03.2017

We have a record high number of 11 Master students in our group, working on exciting and
stimulating projects.

To all interested in a MSc Thesis in our group: contact us early.

Welcome Zofia Baranczuk

01.03.2017

We have a new group member: Zofia Baranczuk will start as a Postdoc on March 1, 2017. Welcome!

New Biostat video

16.02.2017

New articles in press

16.01.2017

There are two new articles in press:

Craig Wang, Paul R. Torgerson, Johan Höglund, Reinhard Furrer:
Zero-inflated hierarchical models for faecal egg counts to assess anthelmintic efficacy

Florian Gerber, Kaspar Mösinger, Reinhard Furrer:
Extending R Packages to Support 64-bit Compiled Code: An Illustration with spam64
and GIMMS NDVI_{3g} Data

Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

20.12.2016

STA111 Stochastic Modeling - random walks

01.12.2016

Live experiment in our lecture about random walks in STA111 Stochastic Modeling - for a real look
please see also link

Join the Biostatistics Master program on Facebook

17.10.2016

Biostatistics Master program on Facebook

The package "dotCall64" has been released on CRAN

11.10.2016

The package "dotCall64" enhances the R Foreign Function Interface by supporting long vectors. This is another first step towards true 64bit implementations of "spam".

R packages

13.09.2016

The group provides valuable and widely used R packages, as illustrated by the following figure

Welcome Gilles Kratzer

31.08.2016

We have a new group member: Gilles Kratzer will start as a PhD on September 1, 2016. Welcome!

Welcome Craig Wang

01.07.2016

We have a new group member: Craig Wang will start as a PhD on July 1, 2016. Welcome!

Prof. Dr. Emilio Porcu - STA651 Spatial Statistics

08.06.2016

Emilio Porcu while lecturing the special tops class STA651 Spatial Statistics

BBQ 2016

30.05.2016

3rd Epi-Biostat potluck-BBQ on Friday, May 27th 2016 - more photos

Article published

23.05.2016

Article just published: Reinhard Furrer, François Bachoc and Juan Du Journal of Multivariate Analysis

Welcome Gian Marco Palamara

04.05.2016

We have a new group member: Gian Marco Palamara started as a Post-Doc on May 1, 2016. Welcome!

Science-blog

02.04.2016

Have look at the science-blog about p-values by Servan Grueninger
in response to ASA's statement on p-values

Congratulations to Marta Pittavino on her PhD defence!

23.03.2016

We are proud and happy! Today, Marta successfully gave her PhD defence! Congratulations!

Just published

09.03.2016

Just published:

Bachoc, F. and Furrer, R.
On the smallest eigenvalues of covariance matrices of multivariate spatial processes
STAT, 5(1), 102 - 107(2016)

Good-bye David Masson!

01.02.2016

David Masson has left our group in January 2016. A great big "thanks" and our best wishes for the future!

Congratulations on your new job at CelsiusPro!!!!!

Good-bye Marta Pittavino!

07.01.2016

Marta Pittavino has left our group in December 2015. She now works for the
International Agency for Research on Cancer, Nutrition and Metabolism Section
in Lyon. A great big "thanks" and all the best for her future.

International Agency for Research and Cancer, World Health Organisation

Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

15.12.2015

Successful panel discussion

20.10.2015

Within the World Statistics Day celebration

World statistics day

20.10.2015

Thanks to all that contributed...

spam 1.2-1 has been released

01.10.2015

spam 1.2-1 has been released. We are working hard on the implementation of
many new and crazy ideas! Stay tuned.

Steve Geinitz comments on his studies here in Zurich

07.09.2015

Steve Geinitz - a former group member - comments on his studies here in Zurich link

Multivariate tapering

12.06.2015

"Asymptotic properties of multivariate tapering for estimation and prediction" is
available on arXiv

Just published...

06.03.2015

Just published: Baggiolini et al (doi:10.1016/j.stem.2015.02.017)
...and as M. Bronner puts it: "Confetti Clarifies Controversy:
Neural Crest Stem Cells Are Multipotent" (doi:10.1016/j.stem.2015.02.016)

Specialized Master Programs at the Faculty of Science

03.02.2015

Thanks to all who participated and helped us to make it happen:
the student information event on January 26, 2015! poster

Superhéroes in Chile

16.01.2015

Superhéroes in Chile

Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

15.12.2014

Good-bye Julia Braun!

15.12.2014

Julia Braun will leave our group in the end of December 2014. A great big "thanks" to her and all the best for her future.

Talk! Reinhard Furrer will give a talk on December 5, 2014

04.12.2014

Reinhard Furrer will give a talk this Friday on
December 5, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:00 in Y11 F06

All are welcome!

Talk! Prof. Dr. Fadoua Balabdaoui! November 12, 2014!

10.11.2014

Prof. Dr. Fadoua Balabdaoui will give a talk this Wednesday
November 12, 2014 from 14.00 - 15.00 in Y44 H05

All are welcome!

Talk! Dr. François Bachoc! November 6, 2014!

04.11.2014

During his visit Dr. François Bachoc (Department of Statistics and
Operations Research, University of Vienna) will give a talk on
November 6, 2014 at 10.00 in Y22 G74 - Dozentenfoyer.

All are welcome!

Welcome Clément Chevalier

29.09.2014

We have a new group member: Clément Chevalier will start as a Post-Doc on October 1, 2014. Welcome!

Master thesis topic has been posted

24.09.2014

Master thesis topic has been posted. For more details please see link

If interested, please contact reinhard.furrer@math.uzh.ch

Statistics Bureau of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China

01.09.2014

Reinhard Furrer officially welcomed on August 29 six delegates of the
Statistics Bureau of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.

The visit was to inform the delegation about the (statistical) research
in Climate science at the UZH (and Switzerland in general) as well as
the statistical education and training at the UZH.

Congratulations to Lukas Bütikofer and Isaac Gravestock!

03.06.2014

Congratulations: Lukas Bütikofer and Isaac Gravestock received their diplomas on May 23, 2014!

Welcome David Masson!

29.04.2014

We have a new group member: David Masson will start as a Post-Doc on May 1, 2014. Welcome!

Just appearead....

03.04.2014

Just appeared: Torgerson, Paul and Furrer (2014). Evaluating faecal egg count
reduction using a specifically designed package "eggCounts" in R and a user
friendly web interface.

Here is the link

Science Info Day 2014

04.03.2014

Science Info Day 2014 for pupils, parents and teachers

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - from 13:00 until 18:45 Uhr

Campus Irchel of the Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zürich

with biostatistics stand!!

Informal 'Introduction to R' workshop

03.02.2014

Informal 'Introduction to R' workshop
12. 2. 9-16 and 13. 2. 13-16
Some slots still available

if interested, please contact reinhard.furrer@math.uzh.ch

Seminar on January 9, 2014 - Dr. Clément Chevalier, Universität Bern

06.01.2014

Dr. Clément Chevalier
Universität Bern, Inst. für math. Statistik und Versicherungslehre

Fast sequential evaluation strategies using Gaussian process models link

Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

15.12.2013

Seminar for statistics - Prof. Dr. Mikyoung Jun

04.12.2013

Prof. Dr. Mikyoung Jun
Texas A & M University, College Station, TX

Matérn-based nonstationary cross-covariance models for global processes

Freitag, 6.12.2013 - 15:15-16:00
ETH Zürich Zentrum - HG G19.1

link

Lunchveranstaltung on 6.11.2013 at 12:30-13:30 - Reinhard Furrer

01.11.2013

Reinhard Furrer is talking at the "Lunchveranstaltungen" within the IT continuing education
fall semester program which focus on the international year of statistics. The title of his
talk is "Using 'R' to statistically solve an engineering problem".

link

MNF Graduation Ceremony

19.09.2013

The MNF graduation ceremony will take place on Friday October 11, 2013 at 5 p.m.
in lecture room 45 on the Irchel campus.

We are happy to congratulate

Steven Richard Geinitz - PhD
Daniel Kristopher Heersink - PhD
Florian Gerber - MSc

Our fairy picks a winner!

27.08.2013

Congratulations to Bettina Stäubli for a book        

Welcome Marta Pittavino!

13.08.2013

We welcome Marta Pittavino in our group. She started
on August 1, 2013 and works as a PhD. Welcome!

Welcome Florian Gerber!

02.07.2013

Florian Gerber has sucessfully finished his Master theses and will start as of
August 1, 2013 as a PhD in our work group. Welcome!

Welcome Julia Braun!

01.07.2013

Julia Braun-Grübel startet her job as a Post-Doc on July 1, 2013. Welcome!

May 31, 2013 - PhD talk Steven Geinitz

31.05.2013

On May 31, 2013 Steven Geinitz will give his PhD talk
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Place: Y27H12
Title: Hierarchical Bayesian ANOVA for Multivariate and Spatial Data with Application to Climate Projection.

Press release: "Global vegetation changes"

17.04.2013

"A look at the world explains 90 percent of changes in vegetation" link

March 26, 2013 - PhD defense talk Daniel Heersink

21.03.2013

On March 26, 2013 Daniel Heersink will give his PhD defense talk
Time: 16.00 - 17.00
Place: Y27H28
Title: Sequential Estimation and Analysis of Roller Measurement Values

Webinterace for the eggCounts package

08.03.2013

Important functions from the R package eggCounts are now also accessible via a simple web interface: eggCounts.

2013 is the International Year of Statistics!

05.02.2013

Learn more and spread the word at www.statistics2013.org

Goodbye and Welcome

07.01.2013

Michaela Paul left our team. A big thanks to her and all the best for her future.
Mattia Molinaro joint our team as a new PhD student.

Canceled: Intermediate presentation of Master thesis

04.12.2012

of Bledar Baholli (in _German_) 6. 12. 16:15 Y27H28

Open PhD position

01.11.2012

in spatial statistics.(position filled).

Master exam

13.09.2012

Stefan Purtschert gives his master thesis talk 20.09.12, 16:15 in Y27H28.

The minor ...

24.08.2012

... in applied probability and statistics is found on the VVZ see here.

'Stat', a new journal

06.08.2012

A new statistical journal has been launched! See Wiley's Stat page.         thumbnail

University Research Priority Programs - URPP as of 2013

10.07.2012

URPP as of 2013

Dr. Thomas Gsponer - Talk in the Research Seminar in Applied Statistics

25.04.2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 16.15-17.45 - Y27H46
Dr. Thomas Gsponer, Universität Bern
"A Bayesian view on causal inference"

Research Seminar in Applied Statistics

Ohne uns wäre vieles für die Katz

12.01.2012

The Master Program in the Biostatistics is featured in the online news of the University of Zurich: "Ohne uns wäre vieles für die Katz" ... more

Workshop 02/2011

01.10.2010

Bayesian Inference for Latent Gaussian Models with Applications - 02.02.2011-05.02.2011