Robert P. Schumaker
Title: Professor of Computer Science
Department: Computer Science
Building: COB 315.05
Ph.D., University of Arizona - MIS
Dr. Schumaker is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler). He received his PhD in Management from the University of Arizona in 2007, an MBA degree in Management and International Business from the University of Akron in 2001, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1997. He is also the Associate Editor for DSS, has authored a book on Sports Data Mining, several book chapters, multiple journal articles in DSS, ACM TOIS, CACM and JASIST as well as had his research featured in the Wall Street Journal and numerous other media outlets.
Teaching and Research Interests:
Dr. Schumaker’s overall research interests involve the uses of technology to acquire, deliver and make predictions in a variety of business-related environments. These interests further branch into computer mediated communications, data science, human computer interfaces, machine learning algorithms, natural language processing, sentiment analysis and textual data mining. In particular, he focuses on the areas of question/answer systems, textual/financial prediction and sports data analytics.
Dr. Schumaker began teaching in Fall of 2000 and has proven to be a very effective teacher with an overall rating of 4.25 on a 5.0 scale (5.0 = Excellent, 4.0 = Above Average, 3.0 = Average, 2.0 = Below Average, 1.0 = Failing) that covers 90 classes to date. He has strong teaching interests in technical subjects such as business information systems, database, data mining, e-commerce, internet applications, networking, programming, quantitative investment, telecommunications and security. His teaching philosophy is to make the material relevant to real-world business problems and to teach it in an engaging yet enjoyable manner.