In December 2020, the School of Data Science welcomed John Tobias as a lecturer and full-time faculty member.
He has ten-plus years of experience in sports statistics and analytics, as well as a very deep and broad knowledge of analytics across multiple sports. He was one of the first statisticians in the country to implement analytics in the sports television industry, also known as advanced statistics. Tobias also creates scripts for ESPN broadcasters to help explain to the viewers about sports analytics for the games they cover.
Tobias teaches courses in sports analytics and will be serving as an academic advisor for the school’s new undergraduate program.
During the summer, Tobias runs four week-long camps throughout the country geared towards high school aged minority groups. Formally known as Strength In Numbers, the camp had its first successful run in 2022.