Zdeněk Valenta works as a research scientist at the Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague (ICS CAS). He is currently serving as ICS’ Deputy Director for Strategic Development and the Head of the Dept. of Statistical Modelling.
Zdeněk studied mathematical statistics and probability, medical statistics and biostatistics at the Charles University in Prague, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, U.K., Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
He currently serves as Vice-President (2019-20) of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) where he previously served on the Executive Committee (2011-14) and as an Officer of the ISCB (2015-18). Since 2006 he also serves as founding chairman of a related national society “Mezinárodní společnost pro klinickou biostatistiku v České republice, z.s.”, also known as ISCB ČR. He is a member of the F1000 Prime Faculty for Research Methodology, section Statistical Methodologies & Health Informatics.
Zdeněk’s professional interests involve interdisciplinary fields of biostatistics and medical statistics. His methodological focus is on survival analysis (i.e. analysis of time-to-event data in biomedical domain) and more broadly the analysis of data from clinical and epidemiological studies. He is also teaching medical statistics and biostatistics from graduate level (Faculty of Science at the Masaryk University in Brno) to doctoral level (Doctoral Programme in Biomedical Informatics, 1st & 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague).