Member of SCNAT

The Swiss Statistical Society (SSS) propagates application and development of statistics in Switzerland, represents the interest of professionals working in this field in relation to practice, research and education and contributes to the recognition of statistics as a scientific discipline in its own right.

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Corinna Martarelli - President
Psychology Faculty
UniDistance Suisse
Schinerstrasse 18, 3900 Brigue

Corinna received her PhD in psychology from the University of Bern, Switzerland. Currently, she holds the position of associate professor for methods and statistics at the Faculty of Psychology of UniDistance Suisse. She has been serving as the president of the Swiss Statistical Society since 2022.

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Rachel Heyard - Vice-president
Center for Reproducible Science
University of Zurich
Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zürich

Rachel is a postdoctoral fellow in meta research at the Center for Reproducible Science, University of Zurich. She holds a PhD in statistics from the University of Zurich and worked as a statistician in the data team of the Swiss National Science Foundation before finding her way back to research. Her research interest revolve around open science, reproducibility and research evaluation. She is a member of the committee of the SSS since summer 2020.

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Laurent Donzé - Committee member and President of the Section Education and Research
ASAM Group, Department of Informatics
University of Fribourg
Bd de Pérolles 90, 1700 Fribourg

Laurent is Professor of Applied Statistics and Modelling (ASAM) and Head of the research group in the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Fribourg. His teaching experience includes Mathematics and Econometrics, Introductory Statistics, Survey Statistics, Applied Econometrics and Applied Statistics. His main research fields are survey methodology and specialized methods in Applied Statistics as wage discrimination, causal effects estimation, imputation and matching techniques, fuzzy statistics.

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Marc Gindraux - Committee Member
Office fédéral de la statistique
Espace de l’Europe 10, 2010 Neuchâtel

Marc Gindraux, master's degree in mathematics and postgraduate in Statistics from the University Neuchâtel, is vice director of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (SFSO) and head of the division “Territory and Environnement”. He has been serving as the President of the organisation committee of the Swiss Statistics Meeting since 2019. He is also a member of the Ethics Council for official Statistics.

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Antonietta Mira - Committee Member
Università della Svizzera italiana
Via Buffi 13, 6904 Lugano

Antonietta is Professor of Statistics, founder and director of the Data Science Lab at Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano. She is also adjunct professor at University of Insubria, Italy and Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She has been nominated fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis and is member of the board of the Office of Federal Statistics, and of the Harvard Data Science Review. Her current research focuses on data science and Bayesian computational statistics, with a clear interdisciplinary scope with applications to life sciences, social sciences, finance and economics. Antonietta is involved in public outreach both as an organizer of events and as a speaker and through the media is engaged in the strengthening of the culture of data science.

Daniel Kilchmann - Cashier and Committee Member
Office fédéral de la statistique
Espace de l’Europe 10, 2010 Neuchâtel

Daniel Kilchmann received a master’s degree in mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne from EPFL. He is deputy head of the Statistical methods unit of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (SFSO). He is a member of the committee of the SSS since summer 2020 and he is the treasurer of the Swiss Statistical Society and of the Swiss Statistics Meeting.

Giorgio Maric - Committee member and President of the section Official Statistics
City Statistical Office Lugano
Via della Posta 8, 6900 Lugano

Dr. Giorgio Maric, PhD in computational sciences, Head of Urban Statistics Office of the City of Lugano, has been serving as the President of the Official Statistics Section of the Swiss Statistical Society since 2022.

Dominik H. Pfluger - Committee member and President of the section Business and Industry
numerics data GmbH
Zun 4 / Postfach 1157
CH-6061 Sarnen 1

Dr. Dominik Pfluger, PhD in Biology University of Berne, postgraduate in Statistics from University Neuchâtel and diploma of data science at ZHAW Winterthur. Consultant in medical statistics and SAS programming since 1995. He has published and co authored many scientific publications in the area of epidemiology, oncology and orthopaedic research. His main interest in statistics are random effects models. Has been serving as the President of the section BI since 2019.