Roland Langrock

Statistics and Data Analysis Group
Department of Business Administration and Economics
Bielefeld University
Universitätsstraße 25, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 521 106 4879

News About me Research Teaching

  • January 2018 – Paper accepted at Statistica Neerlandica on nonparametric inference in general state-switching models

  • January 2018 – I gave a talk in the FSPM2 colloquium at Bielefeld University – here are my slides

  • December 2017 – I gave a keynote presentation at moving2gather in Montpellier

  • December 2017 – Paper accepted at Quantitative Finance on using Markov-switching GAMs for forecasting operational losses in banking

  • December 2017 – I gave a talk in the stats seminar at the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg

  • November 2017 – I am a principal investigator within a new Bielefeld/Münster Collaborative Research Centre ("Sonderforschungsbereich")

  • November 2017 – I gave a career talk at the University of Göttingen – here are my slides

  • October 2017 – I was a guest editor for an AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis special issue on ecological statistics — an overview of the contributions can be found here

  • October 2017 – In the latest issue of the university magazine H1, my academic career is used as an example to describe how to become a professor (see pages 16/17)

  • September 2017 – I took part in the Summer School on Modern Topics in Time Series Analysis held at the TU Dortmund, lecturing on HMMs

  • September 2017 – Three reviews of our HMM book have recently been published in the Journal of Time Series Analysis, in the Journal of Statistical Software and in JABES, respectively

  • September 2017 – I gave a seminar at the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance (slides)

  • September 2017 – I attended a workshop organised by Ruth King and Mihaela van der Schaar on statistical inference from electronic health records, held at the Alan Turing Institute in the British Library in London

  • August 2017 – I was a guest editor for a JABES special issue on animal movement modelling, the papers of which are now all online — an overview of the contributions can be found here

  • August 2017 – I gave a workshop on hidden Markov models at the University of St Andrews — two very intense and fun days!


  • July 2017 – I gave a keynote talk at IWSM in Groningen

  • June 2017 – Our review paper on statistical models for animal movement got accepted at AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis

  • May 2017 – Paper accepted at JABES on selecting the number of states of an HMM

  • April 2017 – Paper accepted at JABES on multi-scale modelling of animal movement and general animal behaviour

  • April 2017 – Paper accepted at Ecology on the estimation and simulation of foraging trips of central-place foragers

  • February 2017 – Paper accepted at Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry on fitting stochastic volatility in mean models with heavy-tailed distributions

  • January 2017 – I presented some of my thoughts on good teaching to the "richtig einsteigen." programme

  • December 2016 – Paper accepted at the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America — woohoo, another JASA paper :-) — on modelling the vocalization activity of whales

  • December 2016 – Paper accepted at Annals of Applied Statistics on possible responses of blue whales to sound exposure (link to the paper)

  • November 2016 – We created the virtual research group EcoHMM, the aim of which is to synthesise research on the application of hidden Markov models to ecological data, which we hope will lead to many successful future collaborations

  • November 2016 – I participated in BI.teach, discussing some of my thoughts on good teaching

  • September 2016 – We are advertising a PhD position

  • September 2016 – I visited DTU aqua in Copenhagen — the offices of which are located in the castle pictured below! — to work with Toby Patterson, Théo Michelot & Uffe Thygesen on models for the movement of central place foragers


  • August 2016 – Paper accepted at Methods in Ecology and Evolution on modelling animal accelerometer data using HMMs, with illustrations using real data collected on eagles and sharks (link to the paper)

  • July 2016 – I will be awarded the Karl Peter Grotemeyer Prize for outstanding achievements and personal engagement in teaching - chuffed!!

  • July 2016 – I attended the International Statistical Ecology Conference in Seattle, giving a talk on behavioural responses of blue whales to sonar exposure — here are my slides

  • June 2016 – Our book is out: "Hidden Markov Models for Time Series - An Introduction Using R" (2nd Edition)


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