Short CV/Education and training

  • 1967
    Degree in Economics (Diplom-Volkswirtin), University of Munich

  • 1972
    Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics, Harvard University

  • 1977
    Degree in Medical Statistics (Habilitation), Medical School University of Mainz

  • 1972 – 1978
    Research assistant in Statistics, Universities of Dortmund and Mainz

  • 1978 – 2009
    Professor of Statistics, Department of Psychology, University of Mainz

  • 1997 – 2000
    Head of Research and Development, Center of Survey Research, Mannheim

  • Since 2003
    Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Mathematical Sciences at the Chalmers Technical University and the University of Gothenburg

Selected publications

  • Wermuth, N.: Probability distributions with summary graph structure. Bernoulli, to appear 2011.

  • Wiedenbeck, M., Wermuth, N.: Changing parameters by partial mappings. In: Statistica Sinica 20, 2010. S. 823-836.

  • Wermuth, N., Marchetti, G.M., Cox, D.R.: Triangular systems for symmetric binary variables. In: Electronic Journal of Statistics 3, 2009. S. 932-955.

  • Marchetti, G.M., Wermuth, N.: Matrix representations and independencies in directed acyclic graphs. In: Annals of Statistics 37, 2009. S. 961-978.

  • Wermuth, N., Cox, D.R.: Distortions of effects caused by indirect confounding. In: Biometrika 95, 2008. S. 17-33.

  • Wermuth, N., Wiedenbeck, M., Cox, D.R.: Partial inversion for linear systems and partial closure of independence graphs. In: BIT, Numerical Mathematics 46, 2006. S. 883-901.

  • Wermuth, N., Cox, D.R., Marchetti, G.M.: Covariance chains. In: Bernoulli 12, 2006. S. 841-862.

  • Stanghellini, E., Wermuth, N.: On the identification of path analysis models with one hidden variable. In: Biometrika 92, 2005. S. 337-350.

  • Cox, D.R., Wermuth, N.: Causality: a statistical view. In: International Statistical Review 72, 2004. S. 285-305.

  • Wermuth, N., Cox, D.R.: Joint response graphs and separation induced by triangular systems. In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B 66, 2004. S. 687-717.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Leopoldina, 2002

  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2001

  • American Statistical Association, 1989

  • UK Royal Statistical Society, 1988

  • International Statistical Institute, 1982

Additional qualifications

  • President, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2008 – 2009

  • Chair of the Life Science Committee, International Statistical Institute, 2001 – 2004

  • President, International Biometric Society, 2000 – 2001

  • President, German Region of the International Biometric Society, 1995 – 1996


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • married since 1967, four sons


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