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Overview

Strategic professor and executive with 20 years of data science / ML / statistics experience combined with 30 years of practical, business- and profit-driving consulting experience.  Deep ability to translate from data to profit and results and to use data to understand and change human behavior.

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Eric M. Eisenstein

Academic Director, MS Statistics & Data Science 

Academic Director, MS Business Analytics, and professor

DEPARTMENTS

Statistics, Operations, and Data Science
Marketing

Email

eisenstein at temple / edu

Location

Philadelphia, PA

 

EXPERIENCE

Philadelphia, PA
2008-present

Temple University, Fox School of Business

Director, MS Statistics & Data Science

Director, MS Business Analytics

and professor

  • Designed data science curricula and courses, including machine learning, visualization, experimental design, data reduction, text analytics, and other state-of-the-art techniques.

  • Designed and launched 3 data science graduate programs.

  • Elected to oversee a committee to redesign the curriculum for the undergraduate program for the school, affecting ≈7,000 undergraduates.  

  • Conducted cutting edge research on judgement and decision making in complex environments. Managed every stage of research:  design, method selection, data collection, analysis, and presentation of results.

Ithaca, NY
2002-2008

Cornell University, Johnson School of Management

Assistant Professor, MBA Program

Professor in the MBA program.  Taught strategic marketing, developed curricula, and conducted cutting edge research. 

Primary research focus:  investigating the psychological processes that underlie decision making and the development of expertise.  Research interests include:

  • Human judgment and decision-making

  • Decision support systems, decision aids, debiasing methods, and policy

  • Learning and the development of expertise

  • Quantitative and statistical methods associated with modeling research data

Philadelphia / Ithaca
1997 - present

Data Science / Analytics / Statistics

Consulting

Consultant / Advisor

  • Provided strategic / data science / analytic consulting and knowledge development to 20+ clients in Tech, Financial Services, Real Estate, Telecom, Hospitality, and Publishing.

Washington, DC
1993-1997

Oliver Wyman (Mercer Management Consulting)

Associate

Strategic management consultant to Fortune 500 firms.  Industry expertise in financial services and telecommunications; functional expertise in management of technology and marketing research.

>  Three-time consecutive recipient of Outstanding Team Award

>  Supervised 1-4 consultants and teams of 8-12 client employees

EDUCATION

 

1997-2002

Philadelphia, PA

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D., Managerial Science and Applied Economics (Marketing)

M.A., Statistics

Researched the psychological underpinnings of decision making and learning and the statistical techniques necessary to model complex human behaviors.

1988-1993

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania

Jerome Fisher Management and Technology Dual Degree Program

The Wharton School, B.S. Economics

School of Engineering, B.S. Engineering, Computer Systems

TRANSLATE FROM GEEK TO PROFIT

“The current search for people with deep analytical skills is just the tip of the iceberg – more valuable are those who can make business sense of the data.”

– Information Age

SELECTED SKILLS

 

Former Student

Probably the best class I've taken at Temple. Dr. E is an amazing professor who challenges his students unlike any other professor I've ever had.

 

Strategic Analysis / Planning

Financial Analysis

CXO-level Presentation

Complex Project Management

Marketing

Data Science / Statistics / Analytics

Marketing Research

Design of Experiments

Data Visualization

Machine Learning / AI

EXPERTISE

RESEARCH

Experienced researcher with an complete understanding of the process of conducting research from design, data gathering and the organizational ability to manage a project from conception to presentation.

ANALYTICS

Reports no longer sit on bookshelves, but many are incomprehensible or unread. Translation from "geek-speak" to real business outcomes is critical. From data to profit is a mantra, and only a rare few can translate between worlds. 

STRATEGY

Superior strategy requires outstanding execution.  Complex project management, persuasive skill, integrative teamwork, profit-driven analytics, and data-driven-decision making all need to come together to produce outstanding outcomes.