Dr. Simon Sheather
Professor and Academic Director, MS Analytics and Online Programs
and Interim Director of the
Texas A&M Institute of Data Science

Welcome to the MS Analytics Live Online Program. Established in 2013, our program has grown from thirteen students in our first cohort to an astonishing 65 students enrolled in the Fall 2017 semester. Taught from the Department of Statistics in the College of Science and in partnership with the Mays Business school, the part time, five semester long curriculum in the program is made up of two-thirds statistics and one-third business. Deigned for working professionals, who wish to enhance their careers, our unique program revolves around a work-based capstone project specific to the student’s employer. Over five semesters, students work with our distinguished faculty to build predictive models using their company’s data.This provides a direct benefit for both the student and their organization.

I currently serve as Professor and Academic Director of the MS (Analytics) program and Interim Director of the Texas A&M Institute for Data Science at Texas A&M University. From 2005-2014, I served as Professor and Head of the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University. Previously I was a faculty member at the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

I have published over 80 papers received 5 teaching awards and have written 2 books. According to Google Scholar, my work has been cited more than 10,000 times. I work with industry developing practical predictive models for big data in the fields of oil and gas, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, financial services and retail. I have worked with companies/organizations in Australia, Hong Kong, Europe and the US.

You will find more detailed information on our program in the following pages. I look forward to working with you in the near future!

Lastly, I would like to personally thank both our current and former students for their support and SAS® for their generous contributions to and support for our program.

For more information: http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~sheather