Benjamin Williams, PhD
Daniels 592
303.871.3186
Assistant Professor
Department of Business Information and Analytics
Benjamin Williams

Biography at a Glance

Ben Williams is an assistant professor in the Department of Business Information and Analytics at the Daniels College of Business. His research focuses on combining data sources, specifically blending big data sets with smaller probability samples. He also is interested in text-mining/natural language processing and recently worked on such applications for 19th century British Parliament. Outside of work, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife Alyssa, going for long runs, raising the perfect sourdough starter and cooking through his new favorite cookbooks.

 

Education

  • PhD in Statistical Science, Southern Methodist University, 2019
  • MS in Statistical Science, Southern Methodist University, 2016
  • BS in Mathematics, Wheaton College, 2014
  • BA in Economics, Wheaton College, 2014

Research Interests

  • Statistical sampling
  • Non-Probability samples
  • Record linkage
  • Text-Mining/natural language processing
  • Interdisciplinary statistics
  • Sports analytics