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Dr. Robert P. Schumaker is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Tyler, Founder and Director of the Data Analytics Lab and Associate Editor of Decision Support Systems (DSS) journal. He is known for creating the AZFinText system (a news-aware HFT, high-frequency stock trade system) and is also known for his novel use of Wall Street trading techniques on Twitter tweet sentiment to predict sport outcomes better than sportsbook odds.

Dr. Schumaker is an accomplished data science researcher with over 2,500 citations on 50 publications and a g-index score of 50; measuring scientific productivity based on published articles and citations.

Dr. Schumaker is an internationally recognized scholar whose teaching and research has been featured in MIT Technology Review, The Wall Street Journal, Slashdot, Axios, The Chronicle of Higher Education and many other media outlets.

Dr. Schumaker has also provided keynote addresses to conferences such as International Conference on Data Science, E-learning and Information Systems (Data-2019 UAE), IEEE International Conference on Advances in Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems (icABCD-2018 South Africa), International Symposium on Computer Science in Sport (IACSS-2017 Germany), Discourse Approaches to Financial Communication (DAFC-2014 Switzerland) and numerous other engagements through ACM for the US Army Corp of Engineers and various universities worldwide.