From Data to Decisions
Who: Carlos Carvalho, associate professor of statistics
What: Faculty Research Presentation Series
When: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 5-6 p.m.
Where: UTC 3.104
RSVP: The event is open to all students with no need to RSVP
Why come: Dr. Carvalho will start this presentation by talking about a few examples of how good data analysis can impact decisions in both sciences and business. He will follow with a more involved example where he looks to evaluate the risk of long horizon portfolios and its impact on retirement allocation.
Bio: Dr. Carvalho is an associate professor of statistics at the IROM dept. His research focuses on Bayesian statistics in complex, high-dimensional problems with applications ranging from finance to genetics. Some of his current projects include work on sparsity priors, large-scale factor models, graphical models, Bayesian model selection, particle filtering and stochastic volatility models. He is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and before getting to UT he got his PhD at Duke and spent a few years as a professor at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.