Faculty


Nathaniel Stevens

Program Director

Nathaniel is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of San Francisco with a PhD from the University of Waterloo. He teaches jointly...

Education:

PhD, Statistics, University of Waterloo, 2014 | MMATH, Statistics, University of Waterloo, 2011 | BMATH, Statistics, University of Waterloo, 2010 | Minor, Pure Math and Psychology, University of Waterloo, 2010

Courses:

Business Statistics, Probability with Applications, Statistics with Applications, Linear Regression, Directed Reading and Research, Time Series Analysis, Special Topics in Analytics

James Wilson

Program Director
(415) 422-6505

James is an Assistant Professor of Statistics and Co-Director of the BS in Data Science program at the University of San Francisco. He has joint...

Education:

PhD, Statistics and Operations Research, University of North Carolina, 2015 | MS, Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University, 2010 | BS, Mathematics, Campbell University, 2008 | BS, Chemistry, Campbell University, 2008

Courses:

Intro to Data Science with R, Directed Reading and Research, Business Statistics, Probability with Applications, Statistical Learning, Directed Reading and Research, Linear Regression Analysis, Introduction to Machine Learning, Multivariate Statistical Analysis, Computational Statistics, Special Topics in Analytics

Gregory Benson

Professor
(415) 422-5066

Professor Benson's research areas include operating systems, parallel computing, and programming languages. He has designed and developed several run-time systems and tools for parallel programming languages and libraries.

Education:

PhD from the University of California, Davis

Expertise:

Operating Systems, Parallel Computing, Programming Languages

Courses:

Computer Architecture, Laboratory, Operating Systems, Laboratory, Directed Reading & Research, Directed Reading and Research, Systems Foundations, Operating Systems, Directed Reading and Research

Xuemei Chen

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4223

Xuemei Chen is an analyst that works in the field of applied and computational harmonic analysis. She is interested in the theory, as well as its...

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, 2012 | BS, Mathematics, East China Normal University, 2007

Courses:

Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, Elementary Linear Algebra, Math Colloquium, Probability with Applications, Statistics with Applications, Selected Topics in Mathematics, Directed Reading and Research

Stephen Devlin

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6509

Stephen Devlin's recent interests include complex networks, game theory, and dynamics on networks. He is also interested in representation theory and...

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, University of Maryland, 2001

Courses:

Data Mining, Special Topics in Computer Science, Biostatistics, Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, Discrete Mathematics, Elementary Linear Algebra, Mathematical Modeling, Directed Reading and Research, Real Analysis, Review of Linear Algebra

Terence Parr

Professor
(415) 422-5707

Terence is a professor of computer science and is the creator of the ANTLR parser generator. He herded programmers and implemented the large jGuru developers web site, during which time he developed and refined the StringTemplate engine. Terence has consulted for and held various technical positions at companies such as IBM, Lockheed Missiles and Space, NeXT, and Renault Automation. Terence was an expert witness for Google in the Oracle v Google Android lawsuit. His passion is writing software.

Education:

PhD in Computer Engineering, Purdue University '93

Expertise:

Software engineering, Programming language design and implementation, How programmers communicate with machines to build new software

Courses:

Prog Language Paradigms, Principles of Software of Development, Programming Languages, Directed Reading and Research, Computation for Analytics, Data Acquisition

Nathaniel Stevens

Assistant Professor

Nathaniel is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of San Francisco with a PhD from the University of Waterloo. He teaches jointly...

Education:

PhD, Statistics, University of Waterloo, 2014 | MMATH, Statistics, University of Waterloo, 2011 | BMATH, Statistics, University of Waterloo, 2010 | Minor, Pure Math and Psychology, University of Waterloo, 2010

Courses:

Business Statistics, Probability with Applications, Statistics with Applications, Linear Regression, Directed Reading and Research, Time Series Analysis, Special Topics in Analytics

David Uminsky

Associate Professor, Mathematics; Director MS in Data Science & Data Institute
(415) 422-6637

David Uminsky is the director for the MS in Data Science program. His research interests are in applied mathematics. He is interested in unsupervised machine learning, data clustering, algebraic signal processing, as well as pattern formation, dynamical systems and fluids. David was selected in 2015 by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) as a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow. Each year, 100 researchers under the age of 45 are selected by the academy, and the 20% of the current NAS were...

Education:

PhD, Mathematics, Boston University | BS, Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College

Courses:

Seminar Series III, Seminar Series IV, Differential Equations, Directed Reading and Research, Review of Linear Algebra, Seminar Series V

James Wilson

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6505

James is an Assistant Professor of Statistics and Co-Director of the BS in Data Science program at the University of San Francisco. He has joint...

Education:

PhD, Statistics and Operations Research, University of North Carolina, 2015 | MS, Mathematical Sciences, Clemson University, 2010 | BS, Mathematics, Campbell University, 2008 | BS, Chemistry, Campbell University, 2008

Courses:

Intro to Data Science with R, Directed Reading and Research, Business Statistics, Probability with Applications, Statistical Learning, Directed Reading and Research, Linear Regression Analysis, Introduction to Machine Learning, Multivariate Statistical Analysis, Computational Statistics, Special Topics in Analytics

Contact Info

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

Harney Science Center 121 (415) 422-6747 (415) 422-5747