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Univ. Prof. Dr. Dipl. Math. Arne Bathke

He is statistics professor and data science program director at the Department of Artificial Intelligence and Human Interfaces, dean of the Faculty of Digital and Analytical Sciences, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg.

He was born in Hamburg, grew up in Northern Germany and Norway. Studied mathematics in Göttingen, spent study time abroad in Italy and the USA, and obtained his doctoral degree in 2000. Afterwards, has worked for 11 years in the United States as statistics professor at the University of Kentucky, where he was also inaugural director of the Applied Statistics Laboratory, a comprehensive statistics consulting facility on campus.

His research deals with developing and evaluating new statistical methods, and he has given numerous invited talks, lectures and workshops on five continents. On the other hand, he is also interested in the application and improvement of statistical procedures in interdisciplinary cooperations with colleagues from other fields, from medicine and biology to economics. About half of his more than 100 publications in international journals result from such cooperation projects. He is on the board of the Austrian Statistical Association (ÖSG), Editor-in-Chief of Biometrical Journal, the flagship journal of the International Biometric Society Regions Germany, Austria-Switzerland, and Italy, as well as on the editorial board of two other international statistics journals (International Journal of Biostatistics, Journal of the American Statistical Association). Recently, he has been elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association, as well as into the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.



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