# Visiting Professors in following months

*February 28, 2018*

We kindly inform that the Faculty of Economic Sciences UW will have a pleasure to host four prominent Visiting Professors in following months. We invite you to register for the courses.

**Prof. Tomasz Strzałecki**

Harvard University , USA, https://scholar.harvard.edu/tomasz/home

Tomasz Strzalecki graduated M.A. in Economics from University of Warsaw in 2002 and Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University in 2008. He is now Professor of Economics at Harvard University. His work has been supported by the Sloan Foundation and the National Science Foundation. He is an associate editor of American Economics Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Theoretical Economics. In 2017 he gave the Hotelling Lectures in Economic Theory at the European Meetings of the Econometric Society.

**Seminar on Stochastic Choice dedicated to PhD and ambitious MA students 6th July.****Registration: RSMB}&2kVPhrj$mwFgKo7t]#[6G7zeeyMmHWXsve$'LAx'a; description of the course**

**Prof. Ramo Gencay**

Simon Fraser University, Canada: http://www.sfu.ca/~rgencay/

Specializing in High-Frequency Finance, Quantitative finance, time series econometrics.

Published papers in i.e. Quantitative Finance, Entropy, Journal of Banking and Finance, Economics Letters, European Journal of Finance, Empirical Economics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Derivatives, Economic Modelling, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Econometric Theory, Journal of Empirical Finance, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, European Economic Review, etc.

Served as an associate / managing editor in International Review of Finance, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, High Frequency. Gave invited lectures in China, Thailand, Tukey, Russia, Colombia, Spain, Denmark, Brazil, Belarus, Switzerland, Chile, Kazakhstan etc.

Awarded by Simon Fraser University, Carleton University, Turkish Academy of Sciences and University of Windsor.

We invite you to contact prof. Ramo Gencay during his stay at WNE UW to discuss scientific issues in quantitative finance.

**Lectures at WNE UW on Risk Analysis and Modelling II and Time Series Analysis (both within regular courses for Quantitative Finance) - Dates: 14.05.2018-25.05.2018 (detailed dates soon). Registration: Students Office, RSMB}&2kVPhrj$mwFgKo7tzdL4]#[@?##grx[NDTT%x\]O]CxwYpm9{ (limited number of seats).**

**Prof. Raghu Nandan Sengupta**

Department Of Industrial And Management Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur: https://www.iitk.ac.in/ime/raghus/?pg=home

Specializing in Sequential Estimation, Statistical and Mathematical Reliability Theory, Risk Analysis and its Optimization Techniques in Finance, Meta Heuristic Techniques.

Published papers in i.e. Decision, Metrika, Sequential Analysis, Statistics, Journal Of Applied Statistics, European Journal Of Operational Research, Computational Statistics And Data Analysis, Communications In Statistics: Simulation & Computation, Quantitative Finance

Served as an reviewer in Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Sequential Analysis, Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization

Awarded by MHRD GoI, Erasmus Mundus Europe Asia Scholarship Program Fellowship, Indo US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) Fellowship.

**Lectures 18.05.2018-08.06.2018. Courses open for BA and MA students and Erasmus students:****Applied Design of Experiments - Obligatory electives for FIM (I°) & IIE (I° & II°), DS (II°),****Project Financing and Management - Obligatory electives for FIM (I°) and FIR, FPP, EP (I° & II°)****Registration: Students office**

**Raghu Nandan SENGUPTA**

**Course title: Applied Design of Experiments**

Programme for which the course is offered: BA

Registration: Students Office

**Brief course description **

The course will teach the students different methods of experimental design and their respective applications for various practical problems ranging from engineering, social sciences, management sciences, etc.

**Full course description**

Introduction to Design of Experiments with examples, Sampling & Sampling Distributions, Inferences about means, Concept of Randomized Designs, Simple Comparative Experiments, Paired Comparison, Checking of Model Adequacy, Determining Optimal Sample Sizes, Single/Multiple/Non-parametric Factor Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Randomized Complete Block Designs (RCBD), Latin Square Designs, Factorial Designs, Two Factor and Multi Factor Design, 2k Factorial Design, Two Level Fractional Factorial Design, Two Level Fractional Factorial Design, Regression Models, Response Surface Methods, Random Factors Experiments, Nested Designs, Split-plot designs, Robust Design, Application to Industrial Problems, Process Optimization, etc., Practicals using statistical packages.

**Prerequisites **

Formal prerequisites: Probability, Mathematical Statistics, Mathematical Analysis, Linear Algebra

Other prerequisites: Understanding concepts related to techniques in descriptive statistics, simple concepts related to randomized experiments, interval/hypothesis testing, sampling rules, Combinatorics, etc.

**Learning outcomes**

Knowledge: At the end of this course the student will be able to design an experimental study with cognizance of the competing risks and beneﬁts of available choices, carry out an appropriate statistical analysis of the data, and properly interpret and communicate the analyses.

Abilities: Apart from this the student can utilize the knowledge gained in the course to different practical as well as theoretical problems. This will enable him/her to appreciate the underlying essence of this course. Apart from this he/she will also be in a position to identify difference practical constraints faced in designing proper experimental designs.

**Assessment methods and criteria**

• Class Test/Quizzes (50%)

• Take Home Assignment (25%)

• Written examinations (25%)

Type of examination

• Class Test/Quizzes

• Take Home Assignment

• Written examinations

**Type/form of class**: Lecture + Problem Solving Sessions (As applicable if any) – Total of 30 hours

**Language of instruction: English**

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**Bibliography **

Text Book

Montgomery, D. C. (2001), Design and Analysis of Experiments, John Wiley & Sons. Inc. ISBN: 0-471-31649-0.

Other References

Brown, D. R., and Michels, K. M., (1962), Statistical Principles in Experimental Design, McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 978-0070709829.

Box, G. E. P., and Draper, N. R. (1987), Empirical Model-Building and Response Surfaces, Wiley, ISBN: 978-0471810339

Box, G. E. P., Hunter, W. G., and Hunter, J. S. (1978), Statistics for Experimenters: An Introduction to Design, Data Analysis, and Model Building, John Wiley & Sons. Inc. ISBN: 0-471-09315-7.

Cochran, W. G., and Cox, G. M., (1957), Experimental Designs, Wiley, ISBN: 978-0471545675.

Dean, A. M. and Voss, D. T. (1999), Design and Analysis of Experiments (Springer text in Statistics), Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. ISBN: 0-387-98561-1.

Fisher, R. A., (1966), The Design of Experiments, Hafner, ISBN: 978-0028446905.

Hinkelmann, K., and Kempthorne, O., (1994), Design and Analysis of Experiments (Vol I), Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-471-72756-9.

Pukelsheim, F., (1993), Optimal Design of Experiments,Wiley, ISBN: 978-0898716047.

Wu, C. F. Jeff and Hamada, M. S. (2000), Experiments: Planning, Analysis and Optimization, Wiley, ISBN: 978-0-471-69946-0.

**Raghu Nandan SENGUPTA**

**Course title Project Financing and Management**

Programme for which the course is offered: BA / MA

Registration: Students Office

**Brief course description**

Concepts related to Project Management, Financing of Big Projects, IRR, etc., will be covered in details. Students will also learn about different techniques used in Project Management like PERT, CPM, GERT, Q-GERT, and how they are used for different complicated project schedules encountered in practice. Ideas related to how different schemes of financing may be modeled for a variety of projects will also be discussed in details

**Full course description**

Inroduction to Project Finance, Generation and Screening of Project Ideas, Project Appraisal and Evaluation, Project Finance as a Risk Management Techniques, Financial Projections, Investment Criteria, Cost Benefit Analysis, Project Finance, Financing Infrastructure Projects, Sources of Finance, Project Characterisics, Multilateral Project Financing, Consortium Financing, Venture Capital, Risk Analysis, Project Life Cycle, Valuing Projects, Cash Flow Problems, Project Leasing, Credit Risk in Project Finance, Techniques for Project Management (PERT, CPM, GERT, Q-GERT).

**Prerequisites **

Formal prerequisites: Basic Accounting & Finance, Basic Probability Distributions, Concepts of Uncertainty, etc.

Other prerequisites: Understanding concepts related to techniques in utility theory and Risk Management, Hypothesis testing, Interval estimation, Basic Optimization, etc.

**Learning outcomes **

Knowledge: At the end of this course the student will be able to understand any project from view of how financing is done, He/She will be able to model the main steps of project management design, and also understand how the concepts of Finance, considering the time value of money can be applied to any Project. The student will also learn about different risk mitigating techniques and how they may be used in big projects which are for longer duration, where uncertainty is very important.

Abilities: The student can utilize the knowledge gained in the course to formulate and analyze different practical as well as theoretical problems encountered in projects. They can also understand how different financing schemes may be utilized for projects. Apart from that the student can identify risk and techniques for allocation of the same, understand how to structure financing requirements for a project, analyze contractual arrangements and finally deal into issues of project default and remedies for the same.

**Assessment methods and criteria**

• Class Test/Quizzes (25%)

• Take Home Assignment (50%)

• Written examinations (25%)

Type of examination

• Class Test/Quizzes

• Take Home Assignment

• Written examinations

Type of course Elective

Type/form of class : Lecture + Problem Solving Sessions (As applicable if any) – Total of 30 hours

**Language of instruction**: English

**Bibliography**

Text Book

Morris, P. W. G., and Pinto, J. K., The Wiley Guide to Managing Projects, 2004, JohnWiley & Sons, ISBN: 9780471233022.

Gatti, S., (2008), Project Finance in Theory and Practice, Academic Press, ISBN: 978-0-12-373699-4.

Other References

Moder, J. J., Philips, C., R. and Davis, E. W., (1983), Project Management with CPM, PERT, and Precedence Diagramming, Van Nostrand Reinhold, ISBN: 0442254156.

Pritsker, A., and Alan. B., (1983), Management Decision Making, Englewood Cliffs, Prentice-Hall, ISBN: 0135481643.

Wiest, J. D. and Levy, F. K., (1970), A Management Guide to PERT/CPM with GERT/PDM/DCPM and Other Networks, Prentice Hall of India, ISBN: 978-81-203-0132-0.

Lewis, R., Project Management, McGraw-Hill, 2006, ISBN 0-07-147160-X.

Phillips, J., PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, McGraw-Hill, 2003. ISBN 0-07-223062-2.

Chandra, P., (2009), Projects: Planning, Analysis, Financing, Implementation, and Review by Prasanna Chandra, Tata McGraw Hill Publication, ISBN: 978-0070680081.

**Prof. Tapabrata Maiti**

Michigan State University, Department of Statistics and Probability: https://stt.msu.edu/users/maiti/index.html

Specializing in High-dimensional Data Analysis, Biostatistical Methods, Mixed Models, Bayesian Methods, Spatial Data Analysis .

Published papers in i.e. Annals of Applied Statistics, Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Statistica Sinica, Biometrika, Biometrics, Journal of Royal Statistical Society, Series B, Journal of the American Statistical Association.

Served as an associate editor in Journal of the American Statistical Association, Spanish Journal of Statistics, The American Statistician, Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics.

Awarded by Institute of Mathematical Statistics, American Statistical Association, Calcutta Statistical Association, ASA/NSF/Census Bureau, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Gallup Institute.

**Course on Introduction to Advanced Quantitative Methods for Data Scientists****16.04.2018 (9:30-17:30) (Monday) (lunch at 12:30-14:00)****17.04.2018 (9:30-17:30) (Tuesday) (lunch at 12:30-14:00)****18.04.2018 (9:30-17:30) (Wednesday) (lunch at 12:30-14:00)****20.04.2018 (9:00-12:00) (Friday)****Registration: DS, IiE (I° & II°): Students Office, PhD: RSMB}&2kVPhrj$mwFgKo7t]#[6G7zeeyMmHWXsve$'LAx'a**

**Introduction to Advanced Quantitative Methods for Data Scientists**

**Instructor:**Prof. Taps Maiti, Michigan State University

Programme for which the course is offered: MA (DS. IiE II st.)/PhD

Registration: Genowefa Smagała RSMB}&2kVPhrj$mwFgKo7t]#[6G7zeeyMmHWXsve$'LAx'a

*Course Description*: The main objective of this course is to introduce advanced statistical techniques for quantitative research in social and behavioral sciences. The course will have effective blend of theory, methods and applications. Each session will end up with practical problems and implementation of R codes. The course will include topics from regression analysis, nonparametric and nonlinear models and statistical machine learning. The tentative topics include* High Dimensional Regression Techniques, PCR and PLS; Model selection, Penalized regression for high-dimensional model selection including, LASSO, RIDGE; Classification techniques: Logistic regression, Linear Discriminant Analysis, Classification for high dimensional data; K-mean clustering.* The depth and number of topics covered will depend on time and student preparedness.

Reference Book: The Elements of Statistical Learning by Hastie, Tibshirani and Friedman.

Evaluation: Group Project Presentation and Preparing concept papers. The number of groups will depend on the total number of students. Each group required to develop a theory or empirical project. Further each group required to develop a concept paper targeting a real life big data problems.

Tentative schedule:

**Day 1: 6 hours**

9:00-10:30: Introducing data complexity and their statistical implications by examples and connection to BIG data. Plan for course related activities.

10:30-11:00: BREAK

11:00-12:30: Basics of Regression

12:30-2:00PM: Lunch

2:00-3:30PM: Statistical Model building I

3:30-4:00PM: Break

4:00-5:30PM: Data Lab

**Day 2: 6 hours**

9:00-10:30: Statistical Model building II

10:30-11:00: BREAK

11:00-12:30: Logistics Regression and basic algorithm for solving nonlinear model

12:30-2:00PM: Lunch

2:00-3:30PM: Nonparametric regression and Neural Network modeling.

3:30-4:00PM: Break

4:00-5:30PM: Data Lab

**Day 3: 6 hours**

9:00-10:30: Classification – Logistic, LDA, KNN

10:30-11:00: BREAK

11:00-12:30: PCR, PLS and Unsupervised learning

12:30-2:00PM: Lunch

2:00-3:30PM: Unsupervised learning, K-mean clustering, model-based clustering

3:30-4:00PM: Break

4:00-5:30PM: Data Lab

**Day 4: Break, work on your presentation**

**Day 5: 3 hours**

9:00-noon: Presentations by the students

***Depending on time and interest, topics may be included or excluded.*

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