HITS group leader Professor Tilmann Gneiting is now Editor-In-Chief of the peer-reviewed scientific journal “The Annals of Applied Statistics”, which is published by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). He takes over from Professor Stephen A. Fienberg at Carnegie Mellon University in the U.S.
Statistical research spans an enormous range from direct subject-matter collaborations to pure mathematical theory. Established in 2007, The Annals of Applied Statistics aims at papers in the applied half of this range. Published quarterly in both print and electronic form, the journal provides a timely forum for all areas of applied statistics.
Professor Tilmann Gneiting’s research focuses on the theory and practice of forecasts, and on spatial statistics. For many years, he and his team have developed methods for real-time probabilistic weather forecasts. Since November 2013, he has been group leader of the research group “Computational Statistics” at HITS, and is a professor at the Institute of Stochastics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.