Torsten Hothorn is Professor of Biostatistics ad personam at the Division of Biostatistics 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

  • Robert Küffner, Neta Zach, Raquel Norel, Johann Hawe, David Schoenfeld, Liuxia Wang, Guang Li, Lilly Fang, Lester Mackey, Orla Hardiman, Merit Cudkowicz, Alexander Sherman, Gokhan Ertaylan, Moritz Grosse-Wentrup, Torsten Hothorn, Jules van Ligtenberg, Jakob H. Macke, Timm Meyer, Bernhard Schölkopf, Linh Tran, Rubio Vaughan, Gustavo Stolovitzky, and Melanie L. Leitner. Crowdsourced analysis of clinical trial data to predict amyotrophic lateral sclerosis progression. Nature Biotechnology, 2014. Accepted for publication. [ bib ]
  • Sebastian Seibold, Roland Brandl, Jurgen Schmidl, Jörn Busse, Simon Thorn, Torsten Hothorn, and Jörg Müller. Extinction risk status of saproxylic beetles reflects the ecological degradation of forests in Europe. Conservation Biology, 2014. Accepted 2014-08-21. [ bib ]
  • Jörg Müller, Manfred Wölfl, Sybille Wölfl, Dennis W. H. Müller, Torsten Hothorn, and Marco Heurich. Protected areas shape the spatial distribution of a european lynx population more than 20 years after reintroduction. Biological Conservation, 77:210-217, 2014. [ bib | DOI ]

Contact information:

Email: Torsten.Hothorn %at%

Prof. Dr. Torsten Hothorn
Universität Zürich - Abteilung Biostatistik
Hirschengraben 84
CH-8001 Zürich

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