Dr. Benjamin Hofner

Statistical Assessor and Researcher
Section Biostatistics
Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI)
Langen, Germany

Visting Lecturer
Institut für Medizininformatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (IMBE)
Erlangen, Germany


  • April 2016: Started working at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI)

R packages

  • Major update: gamboostLSS — Boosting Methods for GAMLSS models

    now available.

  • Update: mboost — Model-Based Boosting

    now available.

Recently accepted

  • S. Friedrichs, J. Manitz, P. Burger, C.I. Amos, A. Risch, J.C. Chang-Claude, H.E. Wichmann, T. Kneib, H. Bickeböller, B. Hofner (2017). "Pathway-Based Kernel Boosting for the Analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies".
    Accepted for publiation in Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine.

  • J. Thomas, A. Mayr, B. Bischl, M. Schmid, A. Smith, B. Hofner (2017). "Gradient boosting for distributional regression - faster tuning and improved variable selection via noncyclical updates". Statistics and Computing, Online First. DOI 10.1007/s11222-017-9754-6.
    (Preliminary version: arXiv:1611.10171).

External Resources

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Benjamin Hofner Foto: Glasow