prof. Olivier Thas (PhD)

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Olivier Thas

Full professor (Data Science Institute, Hasselt University)
Guest professor (Faculty of Sciences, Ghent University)
Honorary professor (National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia, University of Wollongong, Australia)
Partner (Bioinformatics Institute Ghent)


Research focus

Our research focusses on the development and application of statistical data analysis methods high dimensional high-throughput data (e.g. genomics, microbiome).


Olivier Thas is currently Professor of Biostatistics at Hasselt University, Guest Professor at the Faculty of Sciences at Ghent University and Honorary Professor at the University of Wollongong (Australia). Until 2018 he was Professor of Biostatistics at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University. His research focuses on the development and application of statistical methods for problems in the biosciences, particularly the analysis of high dimensional high-throughput data, including microbiome and genomics (sequencing, qPCR, dPCR, ...). He is chair of the Master of Statistics and Data Science at Hasselt University.

Research team

  • Yao Chen (UGent)
  • Leyla Kodalci (UHasselt)
  • Stijn Jaspers (UHasselt)
  • Murih Pusparum (UHasselt)
  • Connie Musisi (UHasselt)

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