Ludwig Fahrmeir

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Ludwig Fahrmeir (born January 23, 1945 in Tutzing ) is a German statistician .


Ludwig Fahrmeir was born in Tutzing . After receiving his doctorate in 1972 with Josef Heinhold and habilitation in 1977 at the Technical University of Munich , he accepted a professorship at the University of Regensburg in 1978 . On April 1, 1991, he moved to the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich to take a chair in statistics. Fahrmeir has been Emeritus since April 1, 2010, and his successor from the 2011/12 winter semester is Göran Kauermann .


Fahrmeir is known for his theoretical work in the field of regression , especially on generalized linear models and spatial statistics . Their areas of application are in the fields of bio, economic and social sciences. He was the spokesman for the Collaborative Research Center 386 for "Statistical Analysis of Discrete Structures", which was funded from January 1, 1995 to December 31, 2006. His best-known student is Gerhard Tutz .

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Fahrmeir has written numerous textbooks.

  • With Thomas Kneib and Stefan Lang: Regression: Models, Methods and Applications , Springer Verlag 2007.
  • Ludwig Fahrmeir, Rita Künstler, Iris Pigeot and Gerhard Tutz : Statistics: The way to data analysis . 8., revised. and additional edition. Springer Spectrum, Berlin / Heidelberg 2016, ISBN 978-3-662-50371-3 .
  • Andreas Henking and Christian Bluhm: Credit Risk Measurement: Statistical Basics, Methods and Modeling , Springer Verlag 2006.
  • With Gerhard Tutz : Multivariate Statistical Modeling Based on Generalized Linear Models , 2nd revised edition, Springer Verlag 2001.
  • With Alfred Hamerle and Gerhard Tutz (editors): Multivariate statistical methods , 2nd revised edition, Gruyter 1996.

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