Firas Fneish

Firas Fneish

PhD student

Leibniz Universität Hannover


I am a PhD candidate in my 2nd year at the Biostatistics department in the institute of Cell Biology and Biophysics at Leibniz University Hannover. The aim of my research is to develop a statistical model for risk based monitoring in clinical trials. I also give statistical tutorials in R to bachelor and master students and I work as a Biostatistician at the German Multiple Sclerosis Registry in Hannover, Germany.

The aim of this blog is to help myself and others learn R programming, Statistics and Shiny. In my free time I write posts covering the mentioned topics.

Blog content is also available on R Bloggers.


  • R Programming
  • Data visualization
  • Shiny web app development


  • PhD in Statistics, 2019-ongoing

    Leibniz Universität Hannover

  • MSc in International Horticulture, Specialty in Biostatistics, 2018

    Leibniz Universität Hannover

  • BSc in Clinical Laboratory Science, 2015

    American University of Science & Technology



Research Assistant

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Sep 2019 – Present Hannover, Germany
Statistical tutorials in R software for Bachelor and Master students.


MS Forschungs- und Projektentwicklungs-gGmbH

Jan 2019 – Present Hannover, Germany

Responsibilities include:

  • R programming
  • Data mining, wrangling, and visualization
  • Data analysis and reporting with R-markdown