Hans-Rudolf Künsch

Mathematician, Person

1951 –

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Who is Hans-Rudolf Künsch?

Hans Rudolf Künsch is a Swiss mathematician and statistician based in Zürich, where he has been a professor with the Seminar für Statistik since 1983 at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule. As of 2007, Künsch is the Chair of ETH Zürich's Department of Mathematics. He was a co-editor of the leading journal Annals of Statistics during the 1998–2000 period and has served on the Council of the worldwide organisation Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Künsch worked as a research student at the University of Tokyo with a scholarship grant from the Japanese government. After completing his PhD at ETH Zürich, with a dissertation project on Reellwertige Zufallsfelder auf einem Gitter: Interpolationsprobleme, Variationsprinzip und statistische Analyse, he returned to research work in Japan, at the University of Tokyo and the Institute of Statistical Mathematics. Since 1983 he has held various academic positions with his Alma Mater ETH Zürich.

Professor Künsch's main research areas are spatial statistics and random fields; time series analysis; and robust statistics and statistical model selection.

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Oct 17, 1951

on July 23, 2013


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