Research in the field of biostatistics at our department has a rather short history. It did not exist before 1990, and the first five years of the nineties were more or less a learning period. The number of statisticians at the department (more or less one) did not help, but collaboration with our friends from abroad (first and above all Michael Schemper, then John O'Quigley, Frank Harrell, later Robin Henderson) helped in setting up a research programme that we no longer need to be ashamed of. Through time the team grew to the present 5 permanent positions, 2 part time positions and (presently) two young researchers, following a PhD programme in statistics.

Our main areas of research are survival analysis and analysis of high-dimensional data.  Occasionally we work on some topics in bibliometry, and collaboration with other researchers in Slovenia or abroad brings in other research subjects. Specific subjects can be found in our bibliography, here we mention those which persist for a longer time:

  • Explained variation in survival analysis;
  • Relative survival
  • Classification for high-dimensional data

Selected Publications in Statistics and Related Fields

Researchers Related fileds Bibliographies
Janez Stare fields link
Maja Pohar Perme fields link
Lara Lusa fields link
Nataša Kejžar fields link
Gaj Vidmar fields link
Rok Blagus fields link


About IBMI

Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (IBMI), formerly Institute for BioMedical Informatics (so still IBMI) was founded by the Faculty of Medicine as a result of a need for a unit which would perform, or coordinate, tasks related to data analysis and providing information, relevant for research in medicine. The programme of the institute, and its development, have been adjusting thorugh time to changes in financing and technological progress, but the basic aim remain the same: to support research in medicine. This is achieved through the following tasks:


Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine
Vrazov trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana

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