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Sam Ventura

  • BS, Computational Finance, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010
  • PhD, Statistics, CMU, 2015
  • Joined the faculty in the Department of Statistics at CMU in 2015
    • Currently teaching classes on statistical graphics and data visualization
    • Research involves modeling the spread of infectious diseases; prediction; clustering; active learning; record linkage, duplicate detection, and entity resolution; statistics in sports
    • Faculty advisor to CMU's "Tartan Sports Analytics Club"
    • Assistant coach for the CMU ice hockey team
    • Supervising student research on football analytics, basketball analytics, and baseball analytics
  • President, American Statistical Association, Pittsburgh Chapter (2016-17)
  • Co-founded war-on-ice.com, a website for hockey analytics, in 2014
  • Joined the Pittsburgh Penguins as a statistical consultant in 2015
  • Born in Pittsburgh; attended Woodland Hills High School


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