Professor Vijay Nair is at the University of Michigan. He is D. A. Darling Professor
and Chair of the Department of Statistics, and also is also Professor in the
Department of Industrial & Operations Engineering. His research interests include:
Statistics in Engineering, Network Tomography, Spatial Modeling, Quality and
Productivity Improvement, Reliability, Robust Design for Variation Reduction,
Process Monitoring and Control. Prior to his appointment at Michigan, Professor Nair
spent many years at Bell Laboratories as a member of the Technical Staff. He has
consulted extensively with US industry, particularly the auto industry.
Professor William Perraudin is at Imperial College, London, where he is Head of the
Accounting, Finance and Macroeconomics Department at Tanaka Business School. His
research interests include risk management, structured products, the pricing of
defaultable debt, portfolio credit risk modelling and financial regulation. For
seven years, Professor Perraudin worked part-time as Special Advisor to the Bank of
England and was deeply involved in the financial engineering behind the current
Basel II proposals for bank capital. He has consulted with numerous banks and public
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