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1978Diploma in Mathematics (Major) and Computer Science (Minor), University of Bonn (Germany)
1978 - 1985Assistant at the department of Economics, University of Bonn (Germany)

Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in Mathematics, University of Trier (Germany)

1985 - 1994

Scientist in chemical industry, department for statistical consulting, Ciba-Geigy (Basel, Switzerland)


Leader of the department

since 1995

Full Professor for Computergestützte Statistik (Computational Statistics) at the University of Dortmund (Germany)

1997 - 2009

Principal Investigator (PI) in the SFB 475 “Reduction of Complexity in Multivariate Data Structures“ at Dortmund University

2009 -

PI in the SFB 823 “Statistical Modelling of Nonlinear Dynamic Processes” at Dortmund University

1997 - 2003

Member of the Graduate School "Applied Statistics" at Dortmund University

2004 -

Member of the Graduate School "Statistical Model Building” at Dortmund University

2004 - 2010

President of the German Classification Society (GfKl)

2005 -

Member of the Council of the IFCS (International Federation of Classification Societies)

2002 - 2006

Dean of the Faculty of Statistics at Dortmund University

2006 - 2008

Vice President (pro-vice-chancellor) for research at Dortmund University

2009 - 2012

Dean of the Faculty of Statistics at Dortmund University