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

  • 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. Accepted 2019-06-10. [ bib | http ]
  • 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 ]
  • Torsten Hothorn. Transformation boosting machines. Statistics and Computing, 2019. [ bib | DOI ]

Contact information:

Email: Torsten.Hothorn %at%

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