Faculty

Stéphane Guerrier

Assistant Professor (Penn State)

Stéphane Guerrier obtained a M.Sc. in navigation techniques and geomatics engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in 2008 for his work on the integration of redundant MEMS-IMUs with GPS. He also obtained a Ph.D in statistics from the University of Geneva in 2013. His research focuses on time series and model selection. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics of the Pennsylvania State University.

Nabil Mili

Privat-docent (UNIGE)

Nabil Mili holds a Doctorate in Medicine and a M. Sc. in Statistics from the University of Geneva. He is board certified in Anesthesiology (Switzerland). His domains of interest are model selection in high dimensional data and the connection between statistical formalization and medical reasoning.

Roberto Molinari

Visiting Assistant Professor (UCSB)

Roberto Molinari obtained a Master degree in International Affairs at the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome which brought to experiences in the UNECE, OECD and Ernst & Young. He then obtained a PhD in Statistics to become Visiting Professor in Statistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests are in robust time series model estimation, spatial statistics and model selection as well as applied statistics in the field of economics, finance and medicine.

Graduate Students

Gaetan Bakalli

Teaching and Research Assistant (UNIGE)

Gaetan Bakalli is a PhD student in Statistics at the University of Geneva. He hold a M.Sc in Statistics from the same University. Beforehand, he worked in various position in Finance for HSBC and Cargill. His research interest are time series, model selection as well as applied statistics in finance and engeneering.

Samuel Orso

Teaching and Research Assistant (UNIGE)

Samuel Orso is a PhD student in statistics at the University of Geneva. He obtained a BSc in management and a MSc in statistics from the same university. His research interests are in copula model, robust estimation and model selection.

Haotian Xu

Teaching and Research Assistant (UNIGE)

Haotian Xu is a graduate student in the Research Center for Statistics at the University of Geneva studying towards a Ph.D degree under the supervision of Prof. Maria-Pia Victoria-Feser and Prof. Stéphane Guerrier. Before pursuing Ph.D, he earned a M.Sc. degree in Statistics at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His research interests lie in the wavelet methods and estimation for state-space models.

Yuming Zhang

Teaching and Research Assistant (Penn State)

Yuming Zhang is a graduate student at Pennsylvania State University. She holds a BSc with Mathematics and Statistics majors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has held a position as a Teaching Assistant in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, and has interned in GF Securities and China Construction Bank where she performed various financial analyses.

Undergraduate Students

Nathanael Claussen

Undergraduate Student (UIUC)

Nathanael Claussen is pursuing a degree in Statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked as an intern for The Data Exploration Lab at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Urbana, Illinois. His research interests are in data processing, analysis, and visualization.

Justin Lee

Research Assistant (UIUC)

Justin Lee is a researcher at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds a BSc with a double major in Statistics and Psychology. He has held a position as an Undergraduate Statistical Consultant for the School of Architecture and a Teaching Assistant position for the Department of Computer Science. His research interests lie in Network Visualization, Applied Machine Learning, and Model Selection.

Alumni

  • Avinash Balakrishnan

    Research Software Engineer in the Cognitive Computing Group at the T J Watson Research Center, New York, USA

  • James Balamuta

    PhD student in Informatics, Univiersity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, USA

  • Raghav Batta

    Research Software Engineer at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA