Dr. Marco Ferreira
Dr. Ferreira’s research program focuses on the development of Bayesian statistical methods, modeling and computation for highly structured data, with emphasis on time series, spatial and spatiotemporal data. Recent research projects have included: development of dynamic multiscale models for spatiotemporal datasets; development of optimal design of monitoring networks for spatial and spatiotemporal processes; and the study of the relationship between meteorological variables and tornado occurrence as well as identification of temporal trends in relevant meteorological variables.
Dr. Ferreira is an Associate Professor and currently the Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Statistics. He has served on the editorial boards of three journals. Dr. Ferreira has published more than 40 papers and book chapters on statistical methods, modeling and computation. Dr. Ferreira has published one book on Bayesian Multiscale Modeling.
At Virginia Tech, Dr. Ferreira has taught graduate courses in Time Series Analysis and Spatial Statistics.