Cappello 4Lorenzo Capello

Visiting Researcher/Scholar, SDS
GDC 7.509

Technical Areas of Interest: Bayesian nonparametric inference, nonparametric regression, markov models, and time-series analysis.

Dates of Residence: September 2015 - June 2016

Background: Lorenzo received his bachelor's degree in Naval Engineering with a focus on applied mathematics and physics. He then continued his studies with a master's in Statistics and Finance, where he became passionate about time-series modeling. It was only when he started working in 2012 that he discovered Bayesian statistics, mainly in the context of prediction. This served as motivation to pursue his PhD a year later, which brought him here where he is currently working with Professor Stephen Walker.


Ph.D., Student Candidate at Bocconi University (2017?)
M.S., Statistics and Finance 2012, RSM- Erasmus University, the Netherlands
B.S., Eng Naval Engineering 2010, University of Genoa, Italy

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Postdoctoral Fellow, SDS
GDC 7.509

Technical Areas of Interest: Graphical models, Bayesian nonparametrics, variable selection, clustering and feature allocation, semiparametric modeling, data mining, multivariate analysis, clinical trials, biostatistics, and bioinformatics. 

Dates of Residence: January 2016

Background:Yang is quite athletic and energetic. He enjoys playing Texas Hold'em and basketball. In additon to this, he likes to engage in weight lifting and swimming but is not too fond of running.


Ph.D., Statistics, Rice University, 2015