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Alvaro Faria
Post:Lecturer in Statistics
Department:Mathematics And Statistics
E-Mail:Alvaro.Faria @ open.ac.uk
Tel:+44 (0)1908 858 212
Fax:01908 652140




Biography

I joined the OU in 2001, after 2 years as a Lecturer in Management Science at Lancaster University. Previously, I was a Research Fellow in the Statistics Department at Warwick University where I worked on the development of Bayesian uncertainty handling and data assimilation models for nuclear emergencies (RODOS project).

Back in 1996, I obtained a PhD in Statistics at Warwick University when I extended non-linear models for the combination of expert judgements to multivariate settings represented by graphical models. Earlier, in 1992, I concluded an MSc in Control Systems Theory in the Department of Electrical Engineering (DEE) at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) in Brazil. I worked for 3 years as an Engineer at the CAD/CAM Unit of the Brazilian National Institute of Technology in the development of quality control systems for Industry.

Other Activities

  • Coordinator of the Statistical Advisory and Consultancy Services
  • OU Teaching: M248 (Exams and Awards Board Chair), M249 (Chair) and M348 Production (Production Team Member)
  • Postgraduate Supervision: Chris Lynch (Co-supervisor of part-time PhD in Mathematics).


Research
  • Bayesian non-linear time series models
  • Fast computing statistical models for time series processes
  • Uncertainty in complex models  
  • Bayesian models for time series processes in space
  • Bayesian time series analysis
  • The combination of expert judgement
  • Statistical methods in tailings dam safety 


Teaching
  • M248: Analysing data
  • M249: Practical modern statistics
  • M348: Applied statistical modelling

Publications




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