Baseball, boosting, data compression, entropy, information theory, probabilistic modeling, temperature reconstructions
Professor Abraham Wyner is a tenured professor of Statistics and the Chair of the undergraduate program in Statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the faculty lead on the soon-to-be-announced Sports Analytics Program at Wharton, as well as the co-host and co-creator of the Wharton Moneyball radio show on Sirius XM and founder of the Wharton Moneyball Academy. His principle focus at Wharton has been research in applied probability, information theory and statistical learning. Professor Wyner has participated in numerous consulting projects in various businesses, including as one of the earliest consultants for TiVo, Inc, where he helped develop early personalization software. Professor Wyner created some of the first online data summarization tools, while acting as CTO for Surfnotes, Inc. His interest in sports statistics has led to a collaboration with ESPN, where Profesor Wyner was the PI on the ESPN-funded MLB player evaluation research project.
Professor Wyner received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Yale University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with distinction in his major. He was the recipient of the Stanley Prize for excellence in Mathematics. His PhD in Statistics is from Stanford University, where he won a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, the Abrams Prize and the Herz Foundation fellowship. After graduating from Stanford, he received the NSF post-graduate fellowship and a visiting professorship at the University of California, Berkeley.