Statistics and Risk Management in Banking
- Friday, Nov 4th. 12:00pm - 1:00 pm , in Room 552; pizza and refreshments in Room 502
Vijay Nair, Donald A. Darling Professor of Statistics and Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan and statistical consultant at Wells Fargo
Vijay Nair is Donald A. Darling Professor of Statistics and Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan and statistical consultant at Wells Fargo. Professor Vijay Nair has made many outstanding contributions over the course of his career, to the statistics community in general and to the Department of Statistics at the University of Michigan in particular. He has played a major role in promoting a broad and outward-looking emphasis in statistics research, in developing ties between academic research and industry, and in promoting the internationalization of statistical research and advanced practices. As a long time (former) chair of the U-M Department of Statistics, Professor Nair led the formation of an Informatics concentration for undergraduates, and more recently has been instrumental in the creation of the Michigan Institute for Data Science on the U-M campus. A lasting legacy of his vision and efforts in promoting ties between industrial and academic research dating from his time as a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs is the successful annual Spring Research Conference series in industrial statistics. As current president of the International Statistical Institute, Vijay Nair has played a highly visible role in efforts to build the capacity of statistical expertise worldwide, including in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.