Departement Biostatistik

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Leonhard Held

Prof. Dr.  Leonhard  Held
Ordentlicher Professor für Biostatistik
Tel.: +41 44 634 4640


Leonhard Held joined the University of Zurich in September 2006, accepting a position as full professor in Biostatistics at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (now Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute). He is a member of both the Faculty of Medicine (MeF) and the Faculty of Science (MNF).

He obtained his Ph.D. in 1997 from the Department of Statistics at LMU Munich under the supervision of Ludwig Fahrmeir. During his Ph.D. studies he spent a year as Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington, Seattle, financed through a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service. He was Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics at Imperial College London (2000-2001) and Lancaster University (2001-2002). He then spent four years (2003-2006) at the Department of Statistics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich as Associate Professor of Biostatistics.

He served as Co-Editor of Biometrical Journal from 2008 to 2011, jointly with Tim Friede. He was Associate Editor for Biostatistics (2001-2007), Applied Statistics (JRSSC) (2002-2005) and Statistical Modelling(2007-2008). He is currently Associate Editor of Biometrical Journal.

For publications and further details see

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and his books:

  • Applied Statistical Inference: Likelihood and Bayes
  • Medizinische Statistik: Konzepte, Methoden, Anwendungen
  • Methoden der Statistischen Inferenz: Likelihood und Bayes
  • Statistical Methods for Spatio-Temporal Systems
  • Gaussian Markov Random Fields: Theory and Applications