Professor of Statistics and Management; Sloan School of Management
Roy Welsch is the Eastman Kodak Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management and a professor of statistics and data science at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is also a member of the Center for Statistics and Data Science at the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. He is currently involved in research on robust process control and experimental design, credit-scoring models and risk assessment, diagnostics for checking model and design assumptions, volatility modeling in financial markets, uncertainty quantification in plots and images, transparent multivariate models, and repurposing existing drugs or combinations of drugs to prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease by creating synthetic clinical trials based on electronic health records. Welsch earned a BA in mathematics from Princeton University, and an MS and a PhD in mathematics from Stanford University.
- Seth, M., Gerovitch, A., Welsch, R., Markuzon, N. (2019). The Univariate Flagging Algorithm (UFA): An Interpretable Approach for Predictive Modeling. PLOS One 14(10): e022316.
- Zing, F., Cambria, E., Welsch, R. (2019). Intelligent Asset Management. Springer, New York.
- Zhu, Z., Welsch, R. E. Robust Dependence Modeling for High-Dimensional Covariance Matrices with Financial Applications. The Annals of Applied Statistics. Vol. 12, No. 2 (2018): 1228-1249.
- Chaturvedi, I., Ong, Y.-S., Tsang, I. W., Welsch, R. E., Cambria, E. (2016). Learning Word Dependencies in Text by Means of a Deep Recurrent Belief Network. Knowledge Based Systems Vol. 108: 144–154.
- Zhu, S., Welsch, R.E., Matsudaira, P. T. (2016). A Method to Quantify Co-localization in biological images. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering and Biology Society (EMBC), Orlando, FL.
- Tang, Y., Welsch, R. (2013). Measuring the Distance Between Images and Image Uncertainty Using Wavelets and the Earth Mover’s Distance, Proceedings of the International Statistical Institute World Statistics Congress, Hong Kong, 3767-3772.
- December 19, 2017: OpenGovAsia.com, Coupling top-down and bottom-up approaches to Natural Language Processing.
- May 1, 2015: MIT News, Student chips in with new technique for cutting silicon wafers.