Alvaro Faria

Alvaro Faria


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 uncertainty handling and data assimilation models for environmental models associated with nuclear emergencies.

I obtained a PhD in Statistics at Warwick in 1996 where I extended non-linear models for the combination of expert judgements to multivariate settings represented by graphical models. I obtained, in 1992, an MSc in Control Systems in the Department of Electric Engineering (DEE) at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) in Brazil. I have 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), M248 Rewrite (Production Team Member) and M249 (Exams and Awards Board member)
  • Postgraduate Supervision: Chris Lynch (Co-supervisor of part-time PhD in Mathematics).

  • 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

  • M248: Analysing data
  • M249: Practical modern statistics

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