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

  • Torsten Hothorn and Achim Zeileis. Predictive distribution modelling using transformation forests. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 2021. Accepted for publication 2020-12-21. [ bib ]
  • Nadja Klein, Torsten Hothorn, Luisa Barbanti, and Thomas Kneib. Multivariate conditional transformation models. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 2020. [ bib | DOI ]
  • Moritz N. Lang, Lisa Schlosser, Torsten Hothorn, Georg J. Mayr, Reto Stauffer, and Achim Zeileis. Circular regression trees and forests with an application to probabilistic wind direction forecasting. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), 2020. [ 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