Short CV/Education and training

  • 1971
    Abitur (A-levels)

  • 1976
    Diplom degree in mathematics at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • 1976
    Research assistant at the Institute of Statistics and Business Mathematics, RWTH Aachen University

  • 1985
    Professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa, USA

  • 1986
    Professor of mathematical statistics and industrial applications, Faculty of Statistics, Dortmund University of Technology, Germany

  • 2008
    Chancellor of the Dortmund University of Technology

Selected publications

  • Schettlinger, K, Fried, R., Gather, U.: Real Time Signal Processing by Adaptive Repeated Median Filters. In: International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing 24, 2010. S. 346-362.

  • Fried, R., Einbeck, J., Gather, U.: Weighted Repeated Median Smoothing and Filtering. In: Journal of the American Statistical Association 102, 2007. S. 1300-1308.

  • Davies, P.L., Gather, U.: Breakdown and Groups with discussion and rejoinder. In: The Annals of Statistics 33, 2002. S. 977-1035.

  • Gather, U., Hilker, T.: A Note on Tyler's Modification of the MAD for the Stahel-Donoho Estimator. In: The Annals of Statistics 25, 1997. S. 2024-2026.

  • Davies, P.L., Gather, U.: The Identification of Multiple Outliers (with discussion and rejoinder). In: Journal of the American Statistical Association 88, 1993. S. 782-792.

  • Gelper, S. et al.: Robust Online Scale Estimation in Time Series: A Model-Free Approach. In: J Stat Plann Inference 139, 2009. S. 335-349.

  • Busch, A., Gather, U.: Spectral Change Detection for Deep-Hole Drilling. In: Statistics and its Interface 1, 2008. S. 115-123.

  • Davies, P.L., Gather, U.: Addendum to the discussion of "Breakdown and Groups". In: The Annals of Statistics 34, 2006. S. 1577-1579.

  • Gather, U., Imhoff, M., Fried, R.: Graphical Models for Multivariate Time Series from Intensive Care Monitoring. In: Statistics in Medicine 21, 2001. S. 2685-2701.

  • Gather, U., Tomkins, J.: On Stability of Intermediate Order Statistics. In: Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 45, 1995. S. 175-183.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Supporting young academics: 30 dissertations and 6 Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) theses, 5 of whom have gone on to become professors themselves

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the German Federal Government's High Tech Forum, since 2015

  • Chairperson of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation board of trustees, since 2013

  • Chairperson of the state rectors' conference of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, since 2010

  • Elected to the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), 2010

  • Elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) council, since 2007

  • Member of a review panel for the National Science Foundation, USA, 2007

  • Member of the senate of the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), since 2005

  • Deputy chairperson of the DLR senate, member of the standing appointments committee, since 2007

  • Elected member of the mathematics review board of the German Research Foundation (DFG), since 2004; chairperson since 2008

  • Speaker for the Collaborative Research Centre SFP 475

  • Reduction of Complexity in Multivariate Data Structures, Dortmund University of Technology, since 1997

  • Member of the scientific-technical committee of the executive committee of the Jülich Research Centre, 1996 – 2002


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