Dr. Werner Kristjanpoller, Fall 2017 Rooney International Scholar, is a professor in the Industrial Engineering Department at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM), in Chile. Currently, he is the Career Director of Industrial Engineering (UTFSM Main Campus), and, since October 2014, also serves as the Director of 3ie, the Business Incubator of UTFSM.
He received his Ph.D. in Business Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, in Spain, an MBA from UTFSM, and is an industrial engineer. His research and teaching interests are in the field of finance and economics, econometrics, and the application of artificial intelligence to forecast financial assets. He has published in several journals, including Expert Systems with Applications, Applied Energy, Computational Economics, Sex Roles, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. At RMU, Dr. Kristjanpoller plans to conduct research on crypto currency behavior and the accuracy to predict the returns and volatility of Bitcoin while collaborating with the School of Business.