Academic Staff

Professor Berthold Lausen

Position in departmentProfessor of Statistics.
Emailblausen@essex.ac.uk
Telephone01206 872958
Room6.301
Biography

In 2009 I joined the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Essex. I contribute to the ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre and support as medical statistician the NIHR Research Design Service for the East of England. I am a member of the Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS) and the Essex Biomedical Sciences Institute (EBSI). I retain to be an external member of the Medical School, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.  

President of the Gesellschaft für Klassifikation (GfKl) Data Science Society (2013 onwards), president-elect of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS) (2016-17), vice-president of the European Association for Data Science (EuADS) (2015 onwards) and member of the committee of the British Classification Society (BCS) (2012 onwards). Memberships: British Classification Society (BCS); European Association for Data Science (EuADS); Gesellschaft für Klassifikation e.V. (GfKl) Data Science Society; International Biometric Society (IBS); Royal Statistical Society (RSS).

I am associated editor of Behaviormetrika, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Classification and Methods of Information in Medicine.

Qualifications
  • Diplom-Statistiker, Department of Statistics, University of Dortmund in 1987;
  • Dr. rer. nat. (PhD), Department of Statistics, University of Dortmund in 1990;
  • Privatdozent (habilitation) in biometry and epidemiology, Medical School,  University Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2003;
  • Professor (adjunct), Department of Biometry and Epidemiology, Medical School, University Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2010.
  • Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex in 2012.
Current research
  • Ensemble methods for supervised learning (classification) 
  • Nonparametric methods (based on maximally selected statistics)
  • Knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) with Profusion London (2015-18).
  • Pilot/feasibility study "Modified Pilates as an adjunct treatment for Urinary Incontinence", RfPB NIHR funding (2012-15); collaboration with Samantha Head (PI), Physiotherapy Department, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust (CHUFT), Faith Gage (CHUFT), Prof Joanna Jackson (HHS) and Dr Louise Marsland (HHS). 
  • Meta-analysis methods for gene expression profiles (collaboration with Prof Roland Croner, Medical School, University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
  • Tumour protein expression and protein interaction networks as determinants of malignancy (collaboration with Dr Metodi Metodiev, Proteomics Unit, DBS, University of Essex, and Prof Roland Croner, Medical School, University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
  • Evaluation of adjuvant vaccination with tumor RNA-loaded autologous dendrític cells versus observation of patients with resected monosomy 3 uveal melanoma (PI Prof Gerold Schuler, Medical School, University Erlangen-Nuremberg)

Former research students see http://www.genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=26195

Research interests
  • biostatistics
  • classification
  • clinical research
  • computational statistics
  • data analysis
  • data science
  • epidemiology
  • public health
  • systems biology

Teaching responsibilities

MA317-6-AU Modelling Experimental Data

MA317-7-AU Modelling Experimental Data

MA321-6-SP Applied Statistics

MA321-7-SP Applied Statistics

MA325-7-AU Data, Probability and Statistics

PublicationsLink to publications for Berthold Lausen
Conferences/presentations

In 2016  co-chair of the Scientific Committee of the Fourth Joint Statistical Meeting of the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Statistik "Statistics under one Umbrella" (DAGStat2016) in Göttingen, Germany, 14-18 March 2016. 

In 2015 conference chair of the European Conference on Data Analysis (ECDA2015) in Colchester, UK, 2-4 September 2015.

Organiser of a session on "Data science in Biomedical Research" at the Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS2015)  in Bologna, Italy, 6-8 July 2015.

In 2014 member of the Scientific Program Committee of the European Conference on Data Analysis (ECDA2014) in Bremen, Germany, 2-4 July 2014. 

Organiser of the meeting 50th Anniversary (British) Classification Society - Celebration in Colchester, UK, 9 July 2014.

In 2013 chair of of the Scientific Program Committee of the European Conference on Data Analysis (ECDA2013) a joint meeting of the German Classification Society (GfKl) and  the French speaking Classification Society (SFC)  in Luxembourg 10-12 July, 2013.

Organizer of a session on "Clustering" at the DAGStat2013, meeting of the Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Statistik (DAGStat),  18-23 March 2013, University of Freiburg, Germany.

In 2012 organizer of an invited session on "Ensemble methods in clustering and classification" at the GfKl 2012 (The 36th Annual Conference of the German Classification Society on Data Analysis, Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery), August 1-3, 2012, University of Hildesheim, Germany.

Organizer of a meeting of the British classifiaction society Friday 18 May 2012, 14:00-17:30, Hosted by Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex (UoE), Colchester.

In 2011 Chair of the Scientific Program Committee (GfKl 2011 and IFCS 2011) of the joint meeting of the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM) and the German Classification Society (GfKl) with the international partner International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS)  in Frankfurt, Germany, 30 August - 2 September 2011.

Member of the Scientific Program Committee of the ICC-2011 University of St Andrews 11-15 July 2011.

Second Bilateral German-Polish Symposium on Data Analysis and its Applications (GPSDAA 2011) at the Cracow University of Economics, Poland, 14 - 16 April 2011.

In 2010 member of the Scientific Program Committee of the Joint meeting GfKl – Cladag, Firenze, Italy,  8-10 September 2010.

Session organizer at the 34th Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Klassifikation (GfKl), Karlsruhe, Germany, 21 -23 July 2010.

Co-organizer of Statistical Computing 2010, Wissenschaftszentrum Schloss Reisensburg, Günzburg, Germany, 20.06.-23.06.2010.

In 2009 co-organizer of Statistical Computing 2009, Wissenschaftszentrum Schloss Reisensburg, Günzburg, Germany, 28.06.-01.07.2009.

Organizer of the invited session on ''Modelling genome wide data in clinical research'' and the session ''Applications of Clustering, Classification and Data Analysis in Medical and Health Sciences'' at the 11th Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS 2009), 13-18 March 2009 in Dresden, Germany.


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