Professor Paul Feigin's research covers three main areas: inference for stochastic processes (such as for time series or discrete event sequences); modern methods of forecasting and data-mining, in which he has created models that have been used to forecast electricity demand; and design and analysis of industrial experiments and clinical trials. His most recent research projects include statistical analysis of genetic association studies and analysis of customer patience in call centers.
Professor Feigin has developed and implemented algorithms for building nonparametric time series models using both smoothing spline techniques as well as neural networks. These models have been successfully used to forecast electricity demand in Israel and abroad. A related approach has been used on a project for the Ministry of Energy to evaluate the effect of daylight savings time on electricity consumption. In the area of industrial experimentation and analysis, he is an expert on designing and analyzing Taguchi-type experiments. These experiments are designed to evaluate which settings are optimal both from the point of view of achieving design specifications on average, as well as from the point of view of minimizing variability that may arise from production variability, or from component deviations from nominal values. In the area of clinical trials, Professor Feigin has been involved in the statistical design of large-scale clinical trials and is a regular consultant for Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Professor Feigin, together with Professor Ayala Cohen, heads the Technion Statistical Laboratory which provides a broad range of consulting services to academic researchers as well as to government and industry. These projects often involve the application of experimental design and analysis as well as sophisticated multivariate analysis techniques. Professor Feigin is a past president of the Israel Statistical Association, is an elected fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and of the International Statistical Institute.
Since 2013 Prof. Paul Feigin holds the position of the Technion Vice President for Strategic Projects.