Torsten Hothorn is Professor of Biostatistics ad personam at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute of the University of Zurich.

He received a Diploma in Statistics from the University of Dortmund in 2000 and a Dr. rerum naturalium in 2003 from the same university. From 2000 to 2007 he worked as a PhD student and later as PostDoc and lecturer at the Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. In 2007 he accepted a position as Professor of Biostatistics at the Department of Statistics of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Since April 2013 he is faculty member of the Medical Faculty and the Faculty of Science of the University of Zurich.


Current Publications

  • Jonas Hagge, Jörg Müller, Claus Bässler, Samantha Susanne Biebl, Roland Brandl, Matthias Drexler, Axel Gruppe, Stefan Hotes, Torsten Hothorn, Peter Langhammer, Hans Stark, Roland Wirtz, Veronika Zimmerer, and Atle Mysterud. Deadwood retention in forests lowers short-term browsing pressure on silver fir saplings by overabundant deer. Forest Ecology and Management, 2019. [ bib | DOI ]
  • Natalia Korepanova, Heidi Seibold, Verena Steffen, and Torsten Hothorn. Survival forests under test: Impact of the proportional hazards assumption on prognostic and predictive forests for als survival. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 2019. [ bib | DOI ]
  • Andrea Doris Kupferschmid, Peter Brang, Lukas Bütikofer, Andreas Schwyzer, and Torsten Hothorn. Quantifying the relative influence of terminal shoot browsing by ungulates on tree regeneration. Forest Ecology and Management, 446:331--344, 2019. [ bib | DOI ]

Contact information:

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Prof. Dr. Torsten Hothorn
Universität Zürich - Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute
Hirschengraben 84
CH-8001 Zürich

Tel +41 44 634 48 17
Fax +41 44 634 43 86