Robert P. Schumaker
Title: Professor of Computer Science
Department: Computer Science
Building: COB 315.05
Ph.D., University of Arizona - MIS
Dr. Robert P. Schumaker is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas
at Tyler, Founder and Director of the Data Analytics Lab and Associate Editor of Decision Support Systems (DSS) journal. He is known for creating
the AZFinText system (a news-aware HFT, high-frequency stock trade system) and is also known for
his novel use of Wall Street trading techniques on Twitter tweet sentiment to predict
sport outcomes better than sportsbook odds.
Dr. Schumaker is an accomplished data science researcher with over 2,400 citations
on 50 publications and a g-index score of 49; measuring scientific productivity based on published articles and citations.
Dr. Schumaker is an internationally recognized scholar whose teaching and research
has been featured in MIT Technology Review, The Wall Street Journal, Slashdot, Axios, The Chronicle of Higher Education and many other media outlets.
Dr. Schumaker has also provided keynote addresses to conferences such as International Conference on Data Science, E-learning and Information Systems (Data-2019
UAE), IEEE International Conference on Advances in Big Data, Computing and Data Communication
Systems (icABCD-2018 South Africa), International Symposium on Computer Science in Sport (IACSS-2017 Germany), Discourse Approaches to Financial Communication (DAFC-2014 Switzerland) and numerous other engagements through ACM for the US Army Corp of Engineers and
various universities worldwide.