Department: Information, Risk & Operations Management
Additional Titles: B.M. (Mack) Rankin, Jr., Professor of Business Administration
Industry Areas: Energy, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals
Research Areas: Bayesian Methods, Knowledge Management, Option Pricing, Risk Management
Paul Damien is the B.M. Rankin Jr. Professor of Business Administration in the McCombs School of Business’ Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a professor in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences in UT’s College of Natural Sciences.
His research interests lie at the intersection of mathematics, Bayesian statistics, and applications in business, engineering, and stochastic optimization. Damien is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society in the United Kingdom. He has twice received the United Kingdom Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Research Award, and he has been awarded the United Kingdom Overseas Visiting Fellowship by the Royal Statistical Society.
Damien has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Imperial College of London. Before coming to UT in 2004, he taught at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics in the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and he consults for several companies in a variety of industries worldwide.
His nonacademic books include the nonfiction Help! Debunking the Outrageous Claims of Self-Help Gurus and thriller novels such as Nannerl’s Symphony.
ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP & AWARDS
United Kingdom Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Research Award
United Kingdom Overseas Visiting Fellowship by the Royal Statistical Society