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Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Friedrich Leisch

Head: Institute of Statistics
Peter-Jordan-Straße 82, 1190 Wien
Tel: +43 1 47654-85111


ORCID: 0000-0001-7278-1983

Curr. Vitae

2015 - 2021 Head of Department of Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
2011 - Professor, Institute of Statistics, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, head of institute
2006 - 2011 Professor, Department of Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, head of working group Computational Statistics, head of department 2010-2011
1994 - 2006 Assistant, Department of Statistics and Probability Theory, Vienna University of Technology, dissertation 1999, venia docendi for statistics 2005
1987 - 1993 Studies in Applied Mathematics, Vienna University of Technology

Statistik Austria, science classification

programming; engineering mathematics; probability theory; artificial intelligence; computer-aided simulation; Fourier analysis; Bioinformatics; Statistics;


statistical computing; multivariate statistics; cluster analysis; generalized regression; biostatistics; mixture models; reproducible research; open source software; variable selection; machine learning;


2017 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTIFIC EXPERTS IN TOURISM: Peter Keller Award for the paper "What drives the price of Airbnb properties in city destinations?", AIEST Conference, Tbilisi, Georgia

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2013 - International Federation of Classification Societies
member of the managing board
2012 -2018 Strategic Cooperation BOKU-Federal Environment Agency
advisory board member
2007 -2011 International Association for Statistical Computing
member of the managing board
2007 -2013 Faculty of Commerce, University of Wollongong, Australia
honory member
2003 - Austrian Statistical Society
member of the managing board
2002 -2014 R Foundation for Statistical Computing
general secretary

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2016 -2018 Journal of Statistical Software:
1st level below top level (Associate Editor)
2007 -2011 Computational Statistics:
Top level ( Editor in Chief)

Reviewer for scientific journals

2020 - Biotechnology Advances
2017 - Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence
2017 - Methods in Ecology and Evolution
2016 - Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics
2016 - Advances in Data Analysis and Classification
2014 - Biotechnology Journal
2014 - Journal of Multivariate Analysis
2014 - Statistical Papers
2013 - Austrian Journal of Statistics
2013 - Annals of Tourism Research
2013 - Bioinformatics
2013 - Information Sciences
2012 - Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation
2012 - Journal of Classification
2012 - Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C-Applied Statistics
2012 - Optimization
2012 - Briefings in Bioinformatics
2011 - Molecular Biology and Evolution
2011 - Journal of Statistical Software
2011 - Computational Statistics & Data Analysis

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2013 - Schweizer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung - Switzerland
2011 - Australian Research Council - Australia

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2019 European Conference on Data Analysis
Scientific Member of the Advisory Board
2018 Introduction to R Progtamming
2015 Eighth International Workshop on Simulation
Member of the Organisation Committee
2015 Advanced R Programming
2015 European Conference on Data Analysis
Scientific Member of the Advisory Board
2013 Advanced R Programming
2013 IFCS
Scientific Member of the Advisory Board
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