Juan Martínez

Division of Actuarial Science, Statistics and Mathematics
Department of Actuarial Science and Insurance

Juan Martínez

Full time professor
National Researcher (Candidate)

JUAN CARLOS MARTÍNEZ OVANDO is currently a Full-Time Professor in the Department of Actuarial Sciences and Insurance at ITAM. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Actuarial Sciences from ITAM, a M.Sc. degree in Statistics from UNAM, and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Kent. He completed postdoctoral studies in Econometrics at the University of Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto (Italy). Before joining ITAM, Juan Carlos worked at Banco de México conducting applied and methodological studies in Statistics and Econometrics. He has previously taught courses at different institutions, including UNAM, the University of Kent and ITAM. He is interested in the following research topics: Bayesian Statistics and Applications, Nonparametric Methods of Inference, Prediction with Dynamic Models, Text Analytics, Probabilistic Graphical Models and Quantitative Risk Models. His research has been distinguished with the “Premio Francisco Aranda Ordaz”, granted by Asociación Mexicana de Estadística (AME) and the “Leonard J. Savage Award”, granted by ISBA-NSF-ASA. Juan Carlos has previously worked as a consultant for different institutions, including the European Central Bank and United Nations.

Academic Studies

BS in Actuarial Science, ITAM
MS Statistics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
PhD in Statistics, University of Kent, UK


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Topics of Interest

  • Inference on finite populations
  • Bayesian semi and non-parametric methods
  • Bayesian time-series modelling and prediction
  • Dynamic modelling
  • Risk modelling

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