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 Expert  726022

Expert in Automated Property Valuation, Statistical Inference, Artificial Intelligence, Theoretical Physics

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California (CA)
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His Ph.D. is in Theoretical Physics, which can be considered a form of applied mathematics. He has applied advanced mathematics extensively throughout his career.

applied mathematics

He conducted applied research in applied Artificial Intelligence at Carnegie-Mellon from 1984 - 1990. Followed the curriculum of computer science and artificial intelligence. Attended many AI conferences. Subsequent projects at USC and Countrywide also involved AI.

artificial intelligence

He was responsible for the analysis and modeling of consumer responses for Countrywide's direct marketing of sub-prime mortgages.

consumer choice prediction

This was the field of his Ph.D. thesis in theoretical physics. He also held post-docs at SUNY at Stony Brook and Carnegie-Mellon, in this field.

medium-energy nuclear theory

The automated property valuation system that he has developed uses the sales comparison approach as one of it's main methods of valuation.

sales comparison approach

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1981   Ph.D.   Theoretical Physics,   Stockholm University   NA
1974   BS   Physics, Mathematic, Numerical Analysis   Stockholm University   Passed with distinction

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to 2007


Countrywide Financial



Sr. Vice President


Designed and developed Countrywide's Automated Property Valuation system CAPES (aka ValueFinder). Responsible for statistical analysis and modeling for mortgage direct marketing.

1991 to 1994


University of Southern California


Safety and Systems Management


Research Associate Professor


1984 to 1991


Carnegie-Mellon University




Research Associate


Publications and Patents Summary

9 articles, 7 invited talks, 9 published conference presentations, 12 reports, 11 other talks, 12 proposals.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Annual Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1989 to 1990   The Air Force   Responsible for Artificial Intelligence   The Development of an Intelligent Manufacturing Cell for the Open Die Forging of Alloy 718 Ingots.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • 2008 Contributed to the development of an Aculis proposal for Google. Advised on statistical inference.
  • 1995 Initial prototype of Countrywides property evaluation system.
  • 1995 Research and design for a risk analysis tool for Catastrophe Insurance UnderwritingJ. H. Wiggins Company, Redondo Beach, California
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1999 to 2002   United Kingdom   Participating in the development of a property valuation system for the UK. Visited the UK twice.
to   Sweden   As a Swedish native,I'm very familliar with Sweden.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Completely fluent with a light accent.
Swedish   Swedish is his native language
German   Took German in grades 5 - 11. Read German fairly often.

Additional Skills and Services:

Presentation of Countrywide's property valuation system. Course in Artificial Intelligence (at USC) Thought various courses in theoretical physics at Stockholm University.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Very familiar with the property valuation systems (AVMs) on the market. Performed benchmarks to compare performance.

Other Skills and Services

Applied Scientific Methodology


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