Dr. Francisco Vera is Professor of Statistics at ESPOL in Equador. He was a postdoctoral fellow at NISS from 2005-2006. He wrote software for Secure Distributed Computations, such as Secure Sums, Secure Regression and Secure Data Integration as part of the Digital Government project..
Dr. Vera grew up in Guayaquil, Ecuador. After receiving his Bachelor degree at ESPOL, he studied at the University of South Carolina and received his Ph.D. degree in statistics. After leaving NISS, Vera took at position at Clemson where he taught until 2010. He, and his wife Paola, returned to Ecuador in the summer of 2010.
Vera's research interests include homeland security, data confidentiality, anomaly detection, reliability and survival analysis.