Johanna Ziegel is Associate Professor of Applied Stochastics at the University of Bern (UniBe), Switzerland, and Visiting Scientist at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Germany. Currently, she is the Director of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science, Head of the continuing education program Statistical Data Science, and Scientific Advisory Board Member of the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research at UniBe.
Johanna obtained her PhD in 2009 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland jointly supervised by Paul Embrechts and Eva B. Vedel Jensen (Aarhus University, Denmark). She held postdoctoral positions at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and at Heidelberg University, Germany before joining UniBe in 2012 as an Assistant Professor tenure track.
She has been a Council Member of the Bernoulli Society and has served as Associate Editor for Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Statistics & Risk Modeling, and Mathematical Finance. Currently she is part of the editorial board of Bernoulli, and JASA: Theory & Methods. In 2021/2022, she has been part of the H.I.T. Program: High Potential University Leaders Identity & Skills Training Program – Inclusive Leadership in Academia.
Johanna is the mother of two energetic kids aged 5 and 7 that teach her at least as much as academic research.