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Jairo Diaz-Rodriguez

Jairo Diaz-Rodriguez

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Jairo Diaz-Rodriguez
Assistant Professor


Mathematics and Statistics


Google Scholar


Office Location Ross Building, N637


Data science leader and mentor with solid fundamental background, experienced in the whole DS pipeline, form data acquisition and transformation, to visualization, model selection, and deployment into fully functional production systems. My expertise includes (but it isn’t limited to) Natural Language Processing, Statistics, and Machine Learning, among others. I combine both Industry and Academia worlds with top-level research and mentorship experience in statistics, DS and ML.

Research Interests

His research interests center around data science, machine learning, high-dimensional statistics, optimization and big data. He received his PhD in mathematics (statistics-oriented) at University of Geneva in Switzerland under the supervision of Professor Sylvain Sardy in 2018. Subsequently, he was appointed assistant professor at Universidad del Norte in Colombia. Most of his research contains both theoretical development and practical applications, with strong interdisciplinary components, and cloud and parallel computing implementations. Diaz-Rodriguez has also worked as a data science consultant and machine learning engineer in a wide variety of fields, including information technology, public health, education, economics and marketing. He has worked on real-world data science problems and is experienced in the entirety of the data science pipeline, from data acquisition and transformation to visualization, model selection (statistics and machine-learning based), and deployment into fully functional production systems.

Research Interests

  • Data Science
  • Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • High dimensional statistics
  • Inverse problems
  • Optimization

Research Areas