Monday, September 19, 2016 at 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
Michael Höhle, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University
Leonhard Held, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, University of Zurich
Prof. Held obtained his Ph.D. in 1997 at the Department of Statistics at LMU Munich under the supervision of Ludwig Fahrmeir. During his Ph.D. studies, he spent a year at the Department of Statistics of the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. He was Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics at Imperial College London (2000-2001) and Lancaster University (2001-2002), UK. He then spent four years (2003-2006) at LMU Munich as Associate Professor of Biostatistics. Since September 2006 he is full professor at the Univeristy of Zurich.
His methodological research interests are in spatial and spatio-temporal statistics, longitudinal data analysis and Bayesian inference. Most of his research is motivated by epidemiological and clinical applications. He is particularly well-known for his contributions to Spatial Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Bayesian Biostatistics.