Advisory Committee

Peter Bühlmann

Department of Mathematics
ETH, Zurich Switzerland


Dr. Peter Bühlmann studied mathematics at ETH Zürich and received his doctoral degree in 1993 from the same institution. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow from 1994-1995 and a Neyman Assistant Professor from 1995 - 1997 at UC Berkeley, before he returned to ETH Zürich in 1997. From 2013 - 2017, he was Chair of the Department of Mathematics at ETH Zürich and since 2019 he is also the Director of Foundations of Data Science at ETH Zürich. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and was Co-Editor of the Annals of Statistics from 2010 – 2012. He was conferred a Doctor Honoris Causa from the Université Catholique de Louvain in 2017, he was Neyman Lecturer 2018 elected by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Rothschild Lecturer 2018 at the Newton Institute (Cambridge UK), and has received the Guy Medal in Silver 2018 from the Royal Statistical Society.    

Research Interests

Dr. Peter Bühlmann's main research is in the field of statistics and data science. Of special interest are the areas of high-dimensional statistics and machine learning, computational methods for large-scale modeling, and causal inference. He is also committed to interdisciplinary data science with applications in computational biology, medicine, and public health.  

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