Leo Neufcourt joins MSU researchers

  • Sep 7, 2017

STT announces the arrival of Leo Neufcourt, who comes to us from the Ph.D. program in Statistics at Columbia University in the City of New York, where he worked on probability theory and financial mathematics under the direction of Prof. Philip Protter. Leo completed his Master's-level research on stochastic analysis and Malliavin calculus under the supervision of Prof. Frederi Viens, Chair of STT, while he was visiting the Center for Stochastic Modeling (CIMFAV) at the Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile. Leo will spend two years as a research associate at MSU, where he will engage in many projects with various teams in STT and other units on campus. Notably, he is already engaged in an exciting new collaboration between STT and the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) where he joins FRIB chief scientist Prof. Witold Nazarewicz and his team, STT Chairperson Frederi Viens, and STT's MSU Foundation Professor Taps Maiti, as they develop new Bayesian tools to quantify uncertainty in nuclear physics models. See the joint FRIB/STT press release here. Leo is also starting a new collaboration with an STT team, as well as Prof. Bengt Arnetz, Chair of the department of Family Medicine, and Prof. Judy Arnetz, Associate Chair for Research in the same department, where they will investigate new predictive models and their Bayesian analyses for improving healthcare outcomes in Michigan. We are very excited about Leo's arrival in STT at MSU, and look forward to his successful collaborations.