Curriculum Vitae

Reader in Statistics and Data Analytics and top-10 researcher with an interdisciplinary profile and several publications in outstanding scientific journals (rated as top 6% scientists with their first publication in 2016 on ResearchGate). Supervised 20+ B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses, 7 Ph.D. dissertations (5 ongoing, 2 complete) with strong philosophy of teaching applied statistics. In my young academic career since 2016, when I did my Ph.D. in statistics, I received research grants of over 1,000,000 euros. I am also actively involved in the scientific community as associate editor of 3 journals and treasurer of the German Statistical Society.

In my main research area (topic T.10087 "Maximum Likelihood Method, Panel Data Model, Spatial Econometrics"), I am currently ranked 6th worldwide on Scopus and 1st among UK researchers.

My group currently consists of 6 PhD students: Franz H. Harke, Mohammadreza Nasiriboroujeni, Ariane Nidelle Meli Chrisko, Elkanah Nyabuto, Mireille Fangueng

Graduated PhD students: Miryam S. Merk (2021, Dr. rer. pol.), Anna Malinovskaya (2024, Dr.-Ing.)

Visiting PhD students and Post-Docs: Paolo Maranzano (2020, 2021, University of Milano-Bicocca), Jacopo Rodeschini (2022, University of Bergamo), Alessandro Fusta Moro (2022, University of Torino), Caterina Morelli (2024, University of Milano-Bicocca)

Scientific career

Since 01/09/2023:
Reader in Statistics and Data Analytics, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Since 01/02/2023:
Guest Professor at the University of Bergamo, PhD course on regularised estimation methods in spatial statistics, M.Sc. course Statistics for Digital and Organisational Innovation
01/09/2018 - 31/08/2023:
Assistant professor of Big Geospatial Data, Institute for Cartography and Geoinformatics of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
01/04/2020 - 31/03/2021:
Visiting/interim professor of Spatial Data Analysis and Statistical Learning (full professor), Faculty of Economics, University of Göttingen
01/01/2017 - 31/08/2018:
Junior research group leader "Detection and Surveillance of Spatial and Spatiotemporal Clusters", European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
01/12/2011 - 31/12/2016:
Research associate, Department of Statistics, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)


Positive mid-term review (equivalent to habilitation)
01/04/2012 - 16/11/2016:
Ph.D. in statistics, Department of Statistics, advisor Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schmid, European University Viadrina, summa cum laude (with distinction)
01/09/2010 - 28/02/2011:
Studies abroad, State University Saint Petersburg, Russia, study focus: international economics
01/10/2008 - 30/09/2011:
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in International Business Administration, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
After completing my B.Sc. in economics, I was accepted directly to conduct my PhD studies without a M.Sc., a progression reserved for selected students with proven affinity and ability for research.


22/08/2017 - 26/08/2017:
Fellowship to attend the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Science, Novel Laureates Meeting
Best Oral Presentation at "Data Science, Statistics and Visualization", Lisbon

Memberships in scientific societies, editorships, journal reviews

Associate editor:
Environmetrics, AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis, AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv
Elected member:
The Young Braunschweig Scientific Society
Treasurer and board member:
German Statistical Society
The Royal Statistical Society, German Statistical Society, The International Environmetrics Society (TIES), International Association for Statistical Computing, among others
German Research Foundation, Journal of Econometrics, Environmetrics Econometrics and Statistics, Annals of Regional Science, Atmospheric Environment, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, among others

Research grants (selected)

2023 - 2025:
"Time series analysis of historical maps", collaborative project funded by the German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (3 years)
2022 - 2025:
"Statistical estimation of high-dimensional, spatial dependence structures using machine learning methods", German Research Foundation (3 years)
2022 - 2023:
"AgrImOnIA: Agricultural impact on Italian air quality", joint project with the Universities of Bergamo, Milan-Bicocca, Turin, and Hannover (1.5 years)
2018 - 2022:
"Spatial and spatiotemporal GARCH models", German Research Foundation (3 years)
2017 - 2018:
Junior research group "Detection and Surveillance of Spatial and Spatiotemporal Clusters", Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION (2 years)