About me

My wife and I enjoying a sunny day in Viña del Mar, Chile
My wife and I enjoying a sunny day in Viña del Mar, Chile

Hi! My name is Miguel Biron Lattes. I am a PhD student in the Department of Statistics at UBC Vancouver, under the supervision of Alexandre Bouchard-Côté and Trevor Campbell. Previously, I was a financial stability analyst at the Superintendency of Banks and Financial Institutions of Chile (SBIF). Before that, I completed a masters degree in statistics at Columbia University. Prior to that, I worked as a financial engineering analyst at CLGroup Financial Services Consulting in Santiago. I obtained my B.Eng.Sc in Industrial Engineering from the University of Chile. For more information, take a look at my CV.

I am interested in mathematical, statistical and computational methods that help us understand and interact with complex phenomena in the real world. By leveraging these methods we can build models of these systems which we can later use to inform decision making and other relevant processes. To these end, I have recently focused my attention on Bayesian methodology, because it combines powerful and expressive models with the ability to quantify the uncertainty in them. Some specific research interest are

  • Pseudo-marginal methods
  • Inference methods for stochastic processes
  • Inference for models with doubly-intractable likelihoods
  • MCMC theory