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Semester Break Training Courses

Traning courses during the semester break are offered by FU:stat. The courses are concerned with programming (R, SPSS) and hypothesis testing and more.

The complete course list with additional information can be found here.

Master Thesis Topics

Prof. Dr. Nadja Klein is offering a master thesis topics at the Chair of Statistics.

Available Topics

  • Modelling Income Inequality with Conditional Transformation Models
  • Bayesian Nonparametric Conditional Density Estimators
  • Distributional Joint Modelling
  • Probabilistic Weather Forecasts
  • Approximations of Normalizing Constants in Doubly-Intractable Likelihoods
  • Effect Fusion of Categorical Predictors
  • Effect Selection in Semiparametric Quantile Regression Models
  • Measuring the Explained Variance in Structured Additive Distributional Regression
  • Bayesian Hierarchical Modelling of Hedonic Housing Prices
  • Comparisons and Implementation of Non-Local Shrinkage Priors
  • Variational Bayes Methods with Data-Subsampling
  • Trivariate Conditional Copula Regression with Arbitrary Link Functions
  • Slice sampling for Variance Parameters
  • Hamiltonian Monte Carlo Sampler with Dual Averaging

Suggestion of own topics in the areas of Bayesian Statistics, Computational Methods, applications on distributional regression or Machine Learning are welcome.

Jour Fixe Master Statistics

The third Jour Fixe will take place on Wednesday May 16th at 5 p.m. in room  H1028 (TU Berlin). The Jour Fixe offers a great opportunity for an informal exchange between lectures and students. Especially regarding the introduction of new specialization areas such as “Data Science” and general feedback about the courses and the structure of the master program.

Afterwards, at around 6 p.m., Rémy Slama (INSERM and Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Grenoble) will give a talk with the title Characterizing the effect of multiple environmental exposures on health: methodological challenges, and first results of Helix early-life Exposome project.


Note that the date has changed from May 14th to May 16th!

Workshop on Statistical Network Data Analysis

On behalf of the German Statistical Society the Chair of Applied
Statistics in Social Sciences, Economics and Business at LMU Munich
organizes a workshop on Statistical Network Data Analysis. The workshop
is free of charge and will take place on September 20, 2018 at the
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. In case you are interested,
please send an informal mail to

For more information online see