Prof. Dr. Jakob Runge

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I am head of the Causal Inference group at German Aerospace Center’s (DLR) Institute of Data Science in Jena and guest professor as Chair of Climate Informatics at Technische Universität Berlin, department of computer science. From June 2024 I will move to Technische Universität Dresden as a full research professor (W3) within the German excellence initiative’s Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Sciences (CIDS) in the department ScaDS.AI, as well as TU Dresden’s Faculty of Computer Science.

My core research is on theory, methods, and accessible software for causal inference on time series data with applications to Earth system sciences and beyond.

I studied physics at Humboldt University Berlin (Germany) and UC Santa Cruz (USA) and obtained my PhD with research at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in 2014. From 2016 to 2017 I was a James S. McDonnell Fellow at Imperial College London. In 2017 I started the Causal Inference Group at DLR. In 2020 I won an ERC Starting Grant with my interdisciplinary project CausalEarth and founded another branch of my research group at Technische Universität (TU) Berlin in 2021.

My group’s website is at

My full CV is Jakob_Runge_CV.

I am currently writing a book on Causal Inference for Time Series Data and an accessible Medium blog series on causal inference.

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