Simon Sheather

Academic Director MS Analytics & Online Programs

Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University
3143 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3143

Telephone: 1 979 845 3141
FAX: 1 979 845 6060

Assistant: Jennifer South

Telephone: 1 979 845 3191
FAX: 1 979 845 6060

Simon brings a wide scope of experience in both management and the integration of analytics into organizations and businesses. He received his BSc (Hons) degree from Melbourne and a Ph.D. in Statistics from La Trobe. Currently Simon is Professor and Academic Director of the Statistics Department at Texas A&M University. From 2005-2014, he served as Professor and Department Head. Previously he was a faculty member at the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.

My research interests are in the fields of flexible regression methods for big data, and smoothing methods in nonparametric statistics. My current work focuses on choosing the shrinkage smoothing parameter for LASSO based on very large data sets. I also work with industry developing practical predictive models for big data in the fields of oil and gas, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, financial services and retail.


Textbook: A Modern Approach to Regression

Margaret Sheather Memorial Award in Analytics

Texas A&M Statistical Services

Statistics 50th Anniversary Celebration