Prof. Dr. Markus Löcher

Department of Business and Economics
Professor for mathematics und statistics
Specialist area: Quantitative Methods

T: +49 (0)30 30877-1443
E: markus.loecher(at)

Visitor's address
Schöneberg Campus
Building B
Room 2.55
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Schöneberg Campus
Badensche Straße 52
10825 Berlin


Academic and Professional Career

  • PhD, physics, Ohio University, 1997
  • Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997-1999
  • Scientist, Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ, 1999-2003
  • Founder and CEO, DataInsight, 2004-2007
  • Masters in statistics, Rutgers University, 2007
  • Lead Scientist, Sense Networks, New York, 2007-2011

Key Aspects of practise

  • Computational Statistics, R
  • Statistics on the map (spatial statistics)
  • Large data sets
  • Location data
  • Cell phone apps

International contacts (e. g.)

  • Columbia University, NY
  • Princeton University, NJ
  • Fachhochschule Muenster
  • Ohio University, OH


  • Centennial APS invited talk

Expert for

  • Computational Statistics in R, machine learning, clustering, prediction

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Paradoxe
  • Bayesian regularisation
  • Data Visualisation
  • Publishing of reports

Research Projects and Fields

  • Visualisation of data on maps
  • Multiarm bandits
  • Hotspot detection
  • Classification Trees
  • Multiscale data analysis

Selected, current Publications

  • Rapid Polygon Lookup, M. Loecher and M. Kumar, Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science (2015)
  • RgoogleMaps and loa: Unleashing R Graphics Power on Map Tiles, M. Loecher and K. Ropkins, Journal of Statistical Software, vol. 63, no. 4 (2015).
  • Noise Sustained Patterns: Fluctuations and Nonlinearities, M. Löcher, World Scientific Lecture Notes in Physics, World Scientific (2003).
  • CitySense: Spatiotemporal Anomaly Detection, Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM 2009), Washington DC.
  • Noise enhanced propagation, J. F. Lindner, S. Chandramouli, A.R. Bulsara, M. Löcher, and W. L. Ditto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 5048 (1998).
  • Control of high-dimensional chaos in systems with symmetry, M. Löcher and E. R. Hunt, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 63 (1997).
  • Spatiotemporal Stochastic Resonance in a System of Coupled Diode Resonators, M. Löcher, G. A. Johnson and E. R. Hunt, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 4698 (1996).