DataScience@SMU faculty members are dedicated educators and innovative leaders in their fields. They bring years of experience to the classroom, in addition to a robust network of connections to the industry’s top employers.
SMU is committed to developing and mentoring the next generation of data science leaders, and students will benefit from our team’s knowledge throughout the program.
“What sets the DataScience@SMU team of faculty members and instructors apart is that our experience and expertise is not bound to one specific industry. We recognize that data is everywhere and is driving decisions to optimize outcomes in many industries and organizations. Our distinguished faculty is prepared and committed to ensure our students have the tools and skills they need to succeed in a data-driven world, no matter the industry.”
–Bivin Sadler, Ph.D., Course Lead Faculty
Renowned Faculty With Real-World Experience
DataScience@SMU faculty members are constantly driving innovation in the digital information age. Many are published researchers, award winners and patent holders, which benefits students’ learning experiences – and their networks.
They bring experience from Fortune 500 companies such as:
They have also done extensive research on a number of topics, including:
Internet of Things
Pharmaceutical Economic Modeling
Pervasive Cognitive Load Measurement
Our lecturers are members of:
American College of Healthcare Executives
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
Texas Public Health Association
Dale Carnegie Institute
Marketing Executives Networking Group
Technology Executives Networking Group
All DataScience@SMU faculty members help prepare our future global leaders. Learn more about a few of our expert lecturers below:
Paul Bailo, Ph.D. – Adjunct Lecturer Paul Bailo is the global head of digital strategy and innovation at Infosys Digital. He has held senior executive positions in digital marketing, managerial analytics, mobile payments, customer journey, design thinking, customer insights and emerging payments with innovative Fortune 500 market leaders. He continues to interact with clients such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, AT&T, SunTrust, Apple, Google and other industry leaders. Bailo holds eight U.S. patents and is a published author with three books.
Jacquelyn Cheun, Ph.D. – Adjunct Lecturer Jacquelyn Cheun has been leading health care strategy for more than 10 years with her work in health care data analytics. A graduate of the University of North Texas, she earned her doctorate in medical sociology. She currently serves as chair of Healthy Aging for the Texas Public Health Association and is a board member of both the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
John Santerre, Ph.D. – Lead Adjunct Lecturer John Santerre received a Ph.D. in machine learning from the computer science department of the University of Chicago. He has consulted, worked and interned at organizations as diverse as Argonne National Laboratory, Data Science for Social Good, EcoLabs, Triggr Health, SAP and United Therapeutics. Santerre’s research has appeared in Nature (Scientific Reports), NeurIPS, ICML and MIT Technology Review. His focus is building proof of concepts to get teams utilizing machine learning.