Degrees and Certifications:
B.Com University of Bombay, India (1980)
MBA University of Rhode Island (1982)
M.S. in Statistics, University of Rhode Island (1991)
Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, University of Rhode Island (2001)
pstat® Accredited Professional StatisticianTM (2013-2024)
Full Curriculum Vitae
Nina is the Managing Principal of The NKD Group, Inc. The firm produces web-enabled analytical and decision-making software. The main product, WinORS-2021 is a full-featured cloud based computational system designed to bring principles of financial engineering, statistics, operations research, and econometrics with real-time data to foster experiential learning in the academic classroom.
Additionally, consulting is provided for several Big Data projects. Of note, is the intra-day and daily yield curve generated daily for all trades in the secondary municipal market. Current data base size is 99+ million trades and growing.
Research & Publishing
My research focuses on applying data science concepts to the domain of computational finance, computational neuroscience, and neuroethics. Besides having several academic publications, two e-Books, I have over 30 conference presentations since 2018.
Current working papers are:
- Performance prediction using neural networks and explainable AI for small, medium, and micro enterprise in South Africa
- Classification for firms in distress in Zimbabwe using a neural networks.
- Investigating multi-disease states in Medicare patients during the COVID pandemic using a multivariate neural network
- ESG and portfolio optimization
- Volatility spill-over models during the COVID regime
In addition to my research and consulting responsibilities, I have taught several courses in Statistics, Time Series Analysis, Operations Research, and Finance at the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and Johnson & Wales University. She was invited as a Visiting Professor of Statistics at the University of Palermo's international MBA program, ISIDA. where she taught Advanced Multivariate Methods. My interest in Big Data and predictive analytics resulted in developing a GenEd course, DSP 393, for the new Data Science major at the University of Rhode Island.