Member Profile

1 06, 2021

Member Profile: Shidong Zhang

By |June 1st, 2021|Forecasting Blog, Member Profile|

How did you become a forecaster? After completing my undergraduate degree in physics, I found econometrics to be an interesting field to apply my model building, math, and computer skills toward solving real world problems. My experience with forecasting started with my [...]

7 10, 2020

Member Profile: Slawek Smyl

By |October 7th, 2020|Member Profile, Forecasting Blog|

How did you become a forecaster? At some stage of my work in Microsoft, following one of the business reorganizations that happen regularly at large companies, I found myself in a rather nascent Azure organization that started to move from manual capacity [...]

22 04, 2020

Member Profile: Spyros Makridakis

By |April 22nd, 2020|Forecasting Blog, Member Profile|

Spyros Makridakis University of Nicosia IIF Founding Father and Fellow How did it all begin (IIF/ISF and the JF/IJF)? Towards the end of the 1970s, I was working at INSEAD France when the editor of Wiley UK visited me at the university. [...]

19 04, 2019

Member Profile: Yves Sagaert

By |April 19th, 2019|Forecasting Blog, Member Profile|

Yves Sagaert University of Ghent How did you get started in forecasting? In 2012, I got in touch with the field of forecasting through my master thesis. This inspired me to start a PhD the very next year. I did my research [...]

8 02, 2019

Member Profile: Sarah Van der Auweraer

By |February 8th, 2019|Forecasting Blog, Member Profile|

Sarah Van der Auweraer PhD candidate, KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business How did you become a forecaster? After my master in business engineering I got the opportunity to pursue a PhD at KU Leuven in 2015. The topic of the PhD aimed [...]

31 01, 2018

Member Profile: Bahman Rostami-Tabar

By |January 31st, 2018|Member Profile, Forecasting Blog|

Bahman Rostami-Tabar, PhD Assistant Professor in Logistics and Operations Management, Cardiff University How did you become a forecaster? While pursuing a bachelor degree in industrial engineering I was first exposed to forecasting in an inventory control course I took at the time. [...]

22 03, 2017

Member Profile: Shari De Baets

By |March 22nd, 2017|Forecasting Blog, Member Profile|

Shari De Baets, Research Associate, Vlerick Business School How did you become a forecaster? I started working as a researcher on business research projects in 2010. One of the topics centered on decision-making and more specifically, the heuristics-and-biases tradition. While looking for literature [...]

30 01, 2017

Member Profile: Srihari Jaganathan

By |January 30th, 2017|Forecasting Blog, Member Profile|

How did you become a forecaster? While pursuing a master’s degree in industrial engineering I was exposed to forecasting in an operations research and supply chain management course. I was also introduced to the classic book Forecasting: Methods and Applications by Makridakis, Wheelwright, [...]


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