This course forms a hands-on introduction to those statistical methods needed by a sensory scientist.
Vincenzo Esposito Vinzi
Guy MélardProfessor at the Université libre de Bruxelles
Guy Mélard is Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles in Belgium and is partner at ‘Innovative Training & Software Expertise’, a company based in Brussels. He is an experienced Statistician specialised in computer statistics and in forecasting and time series analysis. He is the author of various scientific articles in these areas and of several books, among others, ‘Méthodes de prévision à court terme’ which 2nd release has been published in 2007. He teaches time series in a business management program dedicated to master graduates. He participated in many seminars and courses all over the world in both French and English.
Gemma HodgsonConsultant at Qi Statistics Ltd
Gemma Hodgson is a statistical consultant at Qi Statistics Ltd, a UK based consultancy offering a full portfolio of statistical support through training, data analysis, project consultancy and software development. She is a chartered statistician with over 15 years of experience in a wide range of roles both with big and small companies. She has run many training workshops with a focus on taking the perceived mystery out of statistics, equipping participants to answer their business questions in a more efficient way.
Jean-Louis GolmardPhD, Assistant Professor in biostatistics
Jean-Louis Golmard, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in biostatistics, Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris VI)
Jean-Paul MaaloufSenior statistics consultant
Jean-Paul Maalouf is a senior statistics consultant working at Addinsoft since 2014. He holds a PhD in biology and has a substantial experience in teaching statistics, an activity he has been intensively practicing since 2012. His training beneficiaries include major French research institutes (INRA, CNRS, INSERM, CIRAD, several universities) as well as private companies around the world. His teaching methods rely on explaining statistical tools conceptually rather than mathematically. Statistics become very easy to understand for the users who do not necessarily have experience in mathematics and need to become operational very quickly.
Emmanuel JakobowiczFounder of Stat4decision
With more than 15 years of experience in data-oriented projects, Emmanuel Jakobowicz is passionate about data science and entrepreneurship. He founded Stat4decision to propose a new way of assisting people in exploring their data. He owns a PhD in applied statistics and computer science. He also is an engineer in mathematics specialized in machine learning. His work experience includes research and development at Electricité de France and software development at Addinsoft XLSTAT where he was a partner, CTO, Chief Scientist, consultant and trainer for large companies, research institutes and universities.
Kenneth R. FaroMarket researcher & data insights specialist
Kenneth R. Faro (previously, Kenneth R. Cabell) has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Clark University, where he completed his dissertation on how consumers construct their identities, in part, from the brands they use. Ken uses his education and industry experience to create custom-designed and personalized research programs for brands. He has worked to design and deploy market research for brands across categories, including: QSR, coffee, radio, automotive, CPG, pharmaceutical, streaming services, among others. Ken specializes in using advanced statistical techniques to mine for hidden trends in the data that reveal in-depth consumer insights. He then uses these insights to make strategic data-driven recommendations to help brands grow. Ken is currently a Lead Researcher at Hill Holliday and a Lecturer at Boston University and Emerson College. See more here or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Statistical Specialty: Machine learning, PLS structural equation modeling, latent class analysis.
Thierry WorchProject Manager at Qi Statistics
Thierry works as a trainer and consultant in statistics in general as well as in sensory data analysis at Qi Statistics. He previously worked at OP&P Product Research, Utrecht where he was a consultant statistician working in sensory and consumer science. His recent area of research for his PhD was on the validation and analysis of Ideal Profile data. Thierry has published over 20 scientific papers and notes in his field and is fluent in French and English.
Bertram SchäferFounder and CEO of STATCON, Germany
Bertram Schäfer is founder and principal of STATCON (Statistical Consulting) in Witzenhausen, Germany. He has 25 years of statistical consulting experience in different subjects, i.e. Quality Control and R&D. He has a Masters degree in social science from the university of Göttingen and worked as responsible university lecturer for statistics in the agricultural department of the University of Kassel for many years. He still is instructor and author for all statistics related subjects within the German society of Quality (DGQ). His main focus in STATCON is on Design of Exeriments, Statistical Quality Control, six sigma as well as Market Research and Econometrics.
Sebastian HoffmeisterTrainer & statistical consultant for STATCON, Germany
Sebastian holds a masters degree in Statistics from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. He is an expert in machine learning and multivariate analysis, especially using cluster algorithms. He also focuses on econometrics and forecasting methods. Within STATCON he runs trainings, seminars and interactive webinars for scientists and managers in financial and insurance business as well as in the life science area.
Boris KuligTrainer & statistical consultant for STATCON, Germany
Boris has more than 15 years varied experience in statistical methods and different statistics software covering many scopes of science, especially in biometrics and statistical methods of life and agricultural science. He also has a strong experience in Management and organisational development.
Dr. Hal MacFie is a statistician by training, with an international reputation in the areas of product assessment and consumer research. He is a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Reading and Nottingham and was for 20 years a senior Editor of Food Quality and Preference.