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Utku Pamuksuz

Lecturer of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D., Information Systems, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
M.S. Engineering, Computer Science, Northwestern University, 2011
B.S. Industrial Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, Turkish Naval Academy, 2006

Positions Held

Faculty of MSc Analytics, University of Chicago, present
Co-Founder, Inference Analytics, Inc., present
Senior Data Scientist, Grainger, present
Data Science Researcher, State Farm Mutual Co., 2015-2017
Specialized Faculty of Data Analytics, Gies College of Business University of Illinois at U-C, 2017-2018
AI/Machine Learning Consultant, GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group), 2017-2018
Doctoral Researcher, Gies College of Business, UIUC, 2013-2017
Research Assistant, Northwestern University, 2009-2012

Honors and Awards

Ranked as Excellent in Teaching, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2016, 2017-2018

Big Data Hackathon winner two years in a row (2015-2016), State Farm, Bloomington-IL, 2015, 2016

Teaching and Research Interests

Big Database Systems, Predictive Analytics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Social Media Analytics and Business Analytics

Dr. Utku Pamuksuz is an Information Systems researcher with expertise in data science, business analytics, applied mathematics, and machine learning. He taught at the School of Engineering at Northwestern University and has been teaching at the Gies College of Business, U of I Urbana-Champaign since 2016. He has been an invited speaker in academic and professional seminars in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.A. in the areas of Management, Finance, Strategy, and Quantitative Marketing. Dr. Pamuksuz has also built and maintained strong relationships with industry leader organizations during his academic studies including: State Farm, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, and KPMG. He provides machine learning consultancy at Gerson Lehrman Group for corporate executives. He has been awarded with the Big Data Hacking Competition Award in 2015 and 2016, and the UIUC Excellence in Teaching List in 2016. He also holds a M.Sc. in Computer Sci&Engineering from Northwestern University