Vijay Nair smiles and poses for a portrait.

Vijay Nair

Professor Emeritus



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Additional Title(s):

  • Donald A. Darling Professor Emeritus of Statistics

Professor Nair retired from the IOE and Statistics Departments in 2016. He is currently Managing Director and Head of Modeling, Machine Learning, and Advanced Computing in the Corporate Model Risk Group at Wells Fargo. While he was at Michigan, he taught graduate courses in reliability, design of experiments and quality improvement as well as undergraduate courses in introductory statistics, regression, and design of experiments. He served as Chair of the Statistics Department from 1998-2010. He is an elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Statistical Association, American Society for Quality, and Institute of Mathematical Statistics. He is a former President of the International Statistical Institute, former (chief) editor of International Statistical Review, and former editor of Technometrics. He has supervised 24 PhD students from IOE and Statistics Departments.


Research Interests


  • Banking & Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

Risk Management

  • Financial Systems

Operations Research Tools

  • Stochastic Processes

Quality & Applied Statistics

  • Design of Experiments
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Quality Management
  • Reliability & Maintainability
  • Statistical Quality Control

Professional Service