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Gareth James

Gareth James

Gareth James is the interim dean of the USC Marshall School of Business and holder of the E. Morgan Stanley Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Data Sciences and Operations.

He is an expert on statistical methodology in the areas of functional data analysis and high dimensional statistics, with particular application to marketing problems. He has published extensively and is a co-author of one of the leading books on statistical learning methods. Originally from New Zealand, he is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association and a life member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. James has won several research and teaching awards, including two Deans awards for Research Excellence and two Golden Apple awards for his MBA courses. He has also served as the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on several National Science Foundation research grants and as an Associate Editor for journals such as JASA, and Statistica Sinca.

James has been with USC Marshall for over 20 years and previously served for four years as the Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Auckland.

Last Updated: 06/30/19