Sep 01 2016

Data Analytics Lab Founded

The Data Analytics Lab within the College of Business and Technology has been founded. The Data Analytics Lab will have four primary missions to support teaching and research.

  1. Complement existing undergraduate and graduate analytics courses; e.g., Business Intelligence and Analytics, Sports Data Analytics, and Web Analytics.
  2. Positioned to respond to anticipated future programs and/or degree programs. Extensions of the Masters of Science Computer Science into an Analytics track with an extension to a PhD program in Data Science degree.
  3. Provide a research platform for the department and college to generate high impact research. Data collection, tools and expertise to find new data insights.
  4. Act as a nationally-recognized data repository for external collaboration opportunities. Collecting data is sometimes the most difficult aspect of analytics. Our expertise can be leveraged to provide others with data in exchange for raising the University’s and our own research profile.

Aug 31 2016

Predicting Wins and Spread in the Premier League Using a Sentiment Analysis of Twitter

Dr. Schumaker and his colleagues from CCSU recently published a sports analytics paper on using Twitter sentiment as a proxy for predicting Premier League soccer matches in the journal Decision Support Systems.

Schumaker, R., Jarmoszko and A. T., Labedz Jr., C., (2016). Predicting Wins and Spread in the Premier League Using a Sentiment Analysis of Twitter. Decision Support Systems. 88(8):76-84.

Aug 24 2015

New Position

Dr. Schumaker has been named the Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Tyler. This represents an exciting opportunity to:


  • build up the Computer Information Systems program from scratch,

  • create a 21st century Information Technology degree curriculum,

  • help create an NSA Center for Academic Excellence,

  • found a Data Analytics Lab and

  • work towards establishing a PhD program in Cyber-Security.

May 15 2015

Security+ Certified

Passed the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

May 08 2015

CCSU Hall of Honor Gold Award

Dr. Schumaker won the CCSU School of Business Hall of Honor Gold Award for Research. This is the School of Business’ highest research honor recognizing the work done in Grenier, E., Fair, C. and Schumaker, R., (2014). Social Media – Is it a Valid Source for Creating New Business? Journal of Creative Communications. 9(2):147-159.

Mar 16 2015

Network+ Certified

Passed the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.

Jan 22 2015

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Just had a poster accepted at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. So excited to be able to talk with fellow analytics experts and professional sports general managers.

Oct 29 2014

IEEE Senior Grade

I just found out this morning that I have been elevated to IEEE Senior Grade membership! Qualifications for Senior membership include having experience that reflects professional maturity, been in practice for ten years and demonstrate significant performance over the last five years. What an honor!

Oct 15 2014

IIMA Fellow

Rob was recently given the title of Fellow for his scholarly and service contributions to the International Information Management Association (IIMA) during the IIMA 2014 conference. It is an immense honor to receive the title of “Fellow.”

Jul 31 2014

Phi Taus Under Forty Award

Dr. Schumaker received the Phi Kappa Tau – Phi Taus Under Forty Award which recognizes outstanding success and the embodiment of fraternal values. Only 23 Phi Tau alumni were selected for this rare honor.

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