Dr. Allena joined the faculty at C.T Bauer College of Business in the Fall 2021. He holds a Finance Ph.D from Emory University, where his dissertation comprises of three essays on estimation uncertainty. One of his essays won a Cubist Systemic Strategies award for outstanding research at the Western Finance Association annual meetings, held in July 2020.
His research interests are in asset pricing and market-microstructure with an emphasis on the econometrics of Machine Learning inferences and Bayesian inferences. Prior to joining PhD, Dr. Allena obtained Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Statistics at Indian Statistical Institute.