Emeritus Professor Dr. Jürgen Pilz
University of Klagenfurt – Institute of Statistics

Author/co-author of seven books; including “Bayesian Estimation and Experimental Design in Linear
Regression Models” published by J. Wiley & Sons, New York, 1991, “Interfacing Geostatistics and GIS”, published by Springer, 2009, “Optimal Experimental Design with R”, published by Chapman and Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, 2011, and “Applied Statistics- Theory and Problem Solutions with R”, published by J. Wiley and Sons, Oxford, 2020.

Short Bio

  • Born 1951 in Langenau, Germany
  • 1978 PhD in Mathematical Statistics at Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg (TU BAF, Germany)
  • 1988 Doctor of Science degree (DSc., habilitation) in Mathematics at TUBAF, Germany
  • 1989 – 1993 Professor of Mathematical Geology at the Dept. of Geosciences of TU BAF, Germany
  • 1991 – 1992 Humboldt Fellow at the Free University of Berlin, SFB Math. Geology and Geoinformatics
  • 1994 – 2020 Professor and Chair of Applied Statistics at Alpen-Adria University (AAU), Austria
  • 2007-2015 and 2018-2019 Head of the Department of Statistics at AAU
  • Since October 2020 Emeritus Professor at AAU
  • Since October 2021 Senior Lecturer at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Int. Master Study Program “Applied Data Science”
  • Guest Professorships at Purdue Univ. (West Lafayette, USA), Univ. of Copenhagen (Denmark), Charles Univ. Prague (Czech Rep.), Univ. of Augsburg (Germany), Univ. of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), Univ. of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Elsevier Journal “Spatial Statistics”, „MDPI-Modeling“, “SOP Transactions on Statistics and Analysis”, “Geoinformatics & Geostatistics – An overview”, Assoc. Editor of “Frontiers in Environmental Sciences, Section on Environmental Informatics”, Past Associate Editor of the statistics journals “Metrika” and “Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference”, Past Associate Editor of the Springer Journal “Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment (SERRA)
  • Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), Member of the International Assoc. of Math. Geology (IAMG) and of the Austrian Statistical Society

Research interests:

  • Bayesian Statistics
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Industrial Statistics
  • Environmental Statistics
  • Design of Experiments
  • Bayesian Epidemiology
  • Bayesian Machine Learning

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