Mitarbeiter
Sebastian Meyer


Dr. sc. nat. Sebastian Meyer ORCID Twitter ResearchGate Google Scholar Europe PMC

Research fellow at the Institute of Medical Informatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology (IMBE), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Head of the Working Group Computational Biostatistical Modelling
Statistician, RSE, member of the R Core Team, and an Editor of the Journal of Statistical Software (JSS)

Office address:

Universitätsstraße 22 (room 3.033), 91054 Erlangen

Postal address:  

Waldstraße 6
91054 Erlangen
Germany

Tel.:

+49 9131 85-22707

Fax:

+49 9131 85-25740

E-mail:

seb.meyer_[AT]_fau.de

Research Interests


  • Statistical methods for the spatio-temporal modelling of infectious disease spread based on public health surveillance data
  • Development of open-source software for statistical computing in GNU R and contributions to the R ecosystem

Projects


Methodological research:

  • IZKF-J75: Spatio-temporal modelling and forecasting of infectious disease spread based on surveillance data
  • SUSPend: Impact of Social distancing policies and Underreporting on the SPatio-temporal spread of COVID-19

Statistical software development in R:

Statistical consulting in biomedical research:

  • EUPHORIA: Establish and validate Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) as a new diagnostic tool to monitor inflammatory bowel disease
  • PRO PRICARE - ACE: Preventing Overdiagnosis in Primary Care - Adverse Cascade Effects
  • KuS: combined boulder and psychotherapy against depression - a randomized three-armed interventional study (see study homepage and previous pilot study)
  • MSOT-PREDICD: Monocentric, prospective interventional study to assess the degree of disease activity with a Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) handheld scanner in patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
  • DeTaMAKS: Randomised controlled trial to evaluate a six months long multimodal non-pharmacological therapy (MAKS therapy) for persons with cognitive decline in day-care institutions in Germany

Publications


Selected works (ORCID profile):

Software (R packages):

Reviews (see my Publons profile):

  • Statistical Journals: Biometrical Journal, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), The R Journal, Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation, International Journal of Biostatistics, Journal of Statistical Software, Journal of the American Statistical Association, The Annals of Applied Statistics, Statistical Methods in Medical Research, AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis, Statistics in Medicine
  • Medical Journals: BMJ Open, BMC Psychiatry, IJERPH, PLOS Computational Biology, PLOS Medicine

Talks


03/2020 Räumlich-zeitliche Punktprozess-Regression mit epidemischer Komponente (slides) IBS-DR Workshop der AGs Ökologie und Umwelt, Räumliche Statistik und Bayes-Methodik, Erlangen
08/2019 Forecasting based on surveillance data (slides) GEOMED 2019, Glasgow, Scotland
03/2019 Evaluating forecasts of infectious disease spread (slides) DAGSTAT 2019, München, Germany
09/2017 Spatio-temporal analysis of epidemic phenomena Workshop on Automatic Detection of Infectious Disease Outbreaks, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
09/2017 Spatio-temporal modelling and probabilistic forecasting of infectious disease counts (slides) GEOMED 2017, Porto, Portugal
07/2017 Social contact data in endemic-epidemic models and probabilistic forecasting with surveillance (slides) Statistical Computing 2017, Schloss Reisensburg, Günzburg, Germany
07/2017 Social contact data in endemic-epidemic models and probabilistic forecasting with surveillance (slides) useR! 2017, Bruxelles, Belgium
09/2015 Combining social contact data with a spatio-temporal model for infectious disease counts GEOMED 2015, Florence, Italy
07/2015 Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Epidemic Phenomena Using the R Package surveillance (slides) useR! 2015, Aalborg, Denmark
06/2015 Combining social contact data with spatio-temporal models for infectious diseases IROeS 2015 - Joint Meeting of the International Biometric Society (IBS) Austro-Swiss and Italian Regions, Milano, Italy
03/2015 Combining social contact data with spatio-temporal models for infectious diseases 61st Biometrical Congress, International Biometric Society (German Region), Dortmund, Germany
07/2014 Flexible Estimation of Spatio-Temporal Interaction in a Point Process Model for Infectious Disease Spread IWSM 2014 (29th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling), Göttingen, Germany
09/2013 Modelling power-law spread of infectious diseases (slides) SMIDDY 2013 (Swiss Meeting for Infectious Disease Dynamics), Zurich, Switzerland
09/2013 Modelling power-law spread of infectious diseases ROeS 2013 (Seminar of the Austro-Swiss Region of the International Biometric Society), Dornbirn, Austria
03/2013 Spatial power-law perspectives in modelling infectious disease spread 3rd Joint Statistical Meeting DAGStat 2013, Freiburg, Germany
03/2013 Modelling and monitoring of epidemic phenomena using the surveillance package in R (slides, joint presentation with Wei Wei) Workshop on early-warning systems in Switzerland, Bern, Switzerland
09/2012 A Space-Time Conditional Intensity Model for Invasive Meningococcal Disease Occurrence (slides) School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, London, United Kingdom
03/2012 Spatio-Temporal Infectious Disease Epidemiology based on Point Processes 58th Biometrical Congress, International Biometric Society (German Region), Berlin, Germany
10/2011 A Space-Time Conditional Intensity Model for Invasive Meningococcal Disease Occurrence Division of Biostatistics, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


Short CV


Positions:

since 07/2017 Editor of the Journal of Statistical Software
since 08/2016 Research fellow, Institute of Medical Informatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology (IMBE), FAU, Erlangen, Germany
03/2012 - 07/2016 PhD student and research assistant, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI), UZH, Zurich, Switzerland
03/2010 - 02/2012 Research assistant, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, LMU, Munich, Germany

Education:

03/2012 - 02/2016 Structured PhD programme "Epidemiology and Biostatistics", UZH and ETH Zurich, Switzerland
04/2008 - 01/2010 Master's course in Statistics, LMU, Munich, Germany
10/2004 - 03/2008 Bachelor's course in Statistics with specialization in Medical Biometry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München, Germany, and Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Analyse de l'Information (ENSAI), Bruz, France (Erasmus programme, 09/2006 - 06/2007)

Theses: