Welcome to the web pages of the Statistics and Data Analysis group. Since October 2015, Roland Langrock is the head of the group, succeeding Göran Kauermann who is now at LMU Munich.

We teach courses on statistical methodology to students of economics and the statistical sciences, always trying to convey our enthusiasm for statistics & data analysis. In our classes, we endeavour to bring statistics to life using real-life examples, putting a lot of emphasis on how to extract useful information out of real data and how to interpret and communicate the results of statistical analyses.

Our research focuses on the development and application of statistical methods primarily in the areas of time series and nonparametric statistics, and is characterized by a strong focus on practical issues


The best thing about being a statistician is that
you get to play in everyone's backyard.

(John Tukey)



New paper

Paper accepted at JABES on multi-scale modelling of animal movement and general animal behaviour.

New paper

Paper accepted at Ecology on the estimation and simulation of foraging trips of central-place foragers.

New member of the group

Marius Ötting has joined the group as a PhD student.

New paper

Paper accepted at Statistics and Computing on estimating non-simplified vine copulas using penalized splines.

New paper

Paper accepted at Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry on fitting a special type of SV models.

DFG grant

Odile Sauzet won a DFG grant to work on a project on health inequality.

New paper

Paper accepted at the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America on modelling whale vocalization activity.

New paper

Paper accepted at the Annals of Applied Statistics on possible responses of blue whales to sound exposure.

EcoHMM research group

We created the research group EcoHMM.

New paper

Paper accepted at Methods in Ecology and Evolution on modelling animal accelerometer data using HMMs.

Karl Peter Grotemeyer Prize

Roland Langrock will be awarded the Karl Peter Grotemeyer Prize.

Book on HMMs

Roland Langrock published a book on HMMs.