Dr. Yannick Rothacher

Y. Rothacher

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Research Assistent


University of Zurich, Department of Psychology
Psychological Methods, Evaluation and Statistics
Binzmuehlestrasse 14, Box 27
8050 Zurich
Phone: +41 44 63 57373
Fax: +41 44 63 57378
E-Mail: yannick.rothacher@psychologie.uzh.ch
Office: BIN 4.E.18
Office hours: by appointment


After completing my Master in biology (focus on behavioral biology), I obtained my PhD in neuroscience at the University of Zurich. During my PhD-project, a collaboration between the Neuropsychology unit of the University Hospital of Zurich and the Innovation Center Virtual Reality of the ETH Zurich, I studied the perception and behavior of people immersed in virtual reality. The repeated exposure to statistical problems during the PhD motivated me to obtain further education in applied statistics at the ETH Zurich ("Diploma of Advanced Studies"). Driven by the discovered passion for statistics I joined the group Psychological Methods, Evaluation and Statistics at the end of 2019.

Reserarch Interests

My current research projects address the following topics:

  • Interpretable Machine Learning
  • Variable-importance tests in Random Forest