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Raja Velu

Raja Velu

Professor of Managerial Statistics

315-443-3526
Room: 529
rpvelu@syr.edu

Ph D, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Business/Statistics)


Research Topics

  • Data analysis
  • Statistics
  • Finance
  • Big data

Professor Velu is on leave for the academic year 2005-2006.

Professor Velu’s research interests in statistics include multivariate methods, longitudinal and time series modeling, and exploratory data analysis. He is currently interested in applied areas such as analysis of high frequency data in finance, Asset Pricing and Models for Big Data. Professor Velu has worked as part of the Intelligent Information Systems Group at IBM-Almaden Lab, where he conducted cutting-edge research on data mining, and as part of the forecasting team at Yahoo!, in developing the company’s newest ad platform, Panama. He has published in Biometrika and the Journal of Econometrics, among many others, and has a research monograph published by Springer. His research is cited in various social and natural sciences fields. He is also involved in training and consulting for such leading companies as Saks Fifth Avenue and Time, Inc.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Chancellor's Excellence Citation Award - Syracuse University (2013)
  • Faculty Fellow - JPMC (2012)
  • Faculty Fellow - JPMC (2011)
  • Elected Member, International Statistics Institute (2006)
  • Awarded “Campus Researcher Award” - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (1989)
  • Awarded “Best Researcher Award” - College of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (1987)
  • Awarded “Best Researcher Award” - College of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (1986)