Statistical Expertise :
Data Shaping Solutions. October 1999 - present.
Founder and CEO. Company specializing in financial strategies and web site auditing, using advanced statistical tools. Responsabilities include: designing the web site, developing an e-commerce strategy, marketing and business models. Managing the mathematical and financial aspects. Creating trading strategies with annual return rate above 500%, on stocks with little or no growth.
NBCi and C|net. June 1997 - present.
Research Manager. Internet traffic analysis: user segmentation, including design and creation of Sybase databases to track sampled users. Assessing web site promotion on NBC through original contrast analysis of show mixes. Statistics, logfiles and database expert in the Market Research group. Advising on metrics usage and on the technical implementation of a Web survey (sampling issues).
Previously statistician at CNET in the same office, assigned to the Data Warehouse group. Designing databases and statistical models to track returning users, monitor the traffic (alarm program) and perform traffic prediction (SAS, SAS/Stat, SAS/Access, Perl/Sybase). Implementing CGI scripts to update live databases.
National Institute of Statistical Sciences. July 1996 - June 1997.
Research Fellow, associated with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Research in statistical strategies for environmental modeling and monitoring. Space-time modeling in connection with ground water contamination at the Hanford nuclear reservation. Mentored by Prof. R.L. Smith.
University of Cambridge (England). February 1995 - June 1996.
Research Fellow at the Statistical Laboratory. Research on rainfall and atmospheric data, with Prof. R.L. Smith. Spatial-temporal stochastic processes, Markov chain Monte Carlo, cluster processes, disaggregation of rainfall time series. Reviewer for several journals and member of professional associations, fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. Supervision of undergraduate students at Selwyn College. Designer and administrator of the Spatial Statistics Preprint Service.
University of Namur (Belgium). October 1989 - January 1995.
Research and Teaching Assistant. Research and Ph.D. thesis in image remote sensing (filtering and discriminant analysis). Supervision of master thesis. Application of new techniques of discriminant analysis and density estimation in various fields, including insurance, epidemiology, aerial and satellite imagery.
Initially assigned at CICADE (private company) at the beginning of my Ph.D. studies, to develop cartography software and hydrology models using digital images of ground affectation and elevation. In 1994, consultancy for this company in image filtering, fractal image compression, 24/8 bits compression and edge matching in a GIS framework. Also in 1994, military obligations as a software engineer.
More than 40 publications. About 20 refereed publications in journals such as IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Statistica Neerlandica, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society series B, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Journal of Number Theory, Statistics and Computing, Statistics and Probability Letters. Full list available on request.
Invited speaker at numerous international conferences and seminars. Invited and externally funded by Noel Cressie (Iowa State University), Adrian Baddeley (Center voor Wiskunde en Informatica, Amsterdam, one week stay), Adrian Smith (Imperial College, London), Richard Smith (University of Cambridge), Mike West (Duke University) and many others. Full list available on request.