Idriss Tsafack is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the department of economics at UCI. His research interests are in the intersection of econometrics, Machine learning, functional data analysis, Big data techniques, and financial markets. Prior to this, he received his Ph.D. in Economics in 2020 at the University of Montreal, his Msc. in Statistics and Economics in 2012 at the Sub-regional Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics. Also, he worked for several companies in the economic and financial sector as a Data Scientist and Senior Economist or junior consultant in economics. He used his skills to develop market segmentation of prepaid customers, predict customer behaviors in the telecom markets, and develop a framework to follow-up public and private projects in Cameroon.