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Richard Ressler Sr Professorial Lecturer and Associate Director of the Data Science Programs Department of Mathematics & Statistics

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(202) 885-6472 (Office)
CAS - Math and Statistics
Don Myers Building - 106 O
PhD Operations Research
MS Operations Research (with Distinction)
BA Biochemistry

Favorite Spot on Campus
Office in Don Meyers Building 106-O
I joined the Mathematics and Statistics Department in 2019 after over 20 years in the strategy and technology consulting industry and a previous 20 years as an officer in the US Army.
I enjoy teaching Data Science and Statistics courses such as DATA 412/612 (Statistical Programming in R, DATA 413/613 Data Science, STAT 427/627 Statistical Machine Learning, and STAT 614 Statistical Methods. It was a lot of fun developing a Complex Problems seminar course I call Big Data, Bias, and Justice for All. I generally teach it once a year.
My research interests are in the arena of Responsible Data science and the application of ethical approaches in data science.
I also serve as an Associate Director of the Math/Stat Data Science programs.
As an executive and senior SME in industry, I focused on the analysis, development, and execution of strategies, policies, and programs for clients facing disruptive change. I supported clients operated in diverse business areas, from personnel, to finance, to systems development and in areas such as large-scale IT programs, biometrics, and computer-based simulations.
I was commissioned in the Army after college and served tours in the US and Germany in Infantry units. I earned my Masters and PhD in Operations Research/Analysis and spent the rest of my career as a senior analyst focused on advanced modeling and simulation methods and systems for use in training, analysis, and research and development.
See Also
Data Science Programs
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Spring 2023

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Big Data, Bias & Justice

  • STAT-427 Statistical Machine Learning

  • STAT-427 Statistical Machine Learning

Fall 2023

  • DATA-413 Data Science

  • STAT-427 Statistical Machine Learning

  • STAT-427 Statistical Machine Learning