Abbass Sharif is an Assistant Professor of Data Sciences and the academic director for the graduate program in Business Analytics at the University of Southern California. He holds a PhD in Statistics, an MS in Computer Science, and an MS in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences. Professor Sharif does research in the field of statistical computing and data visualization. He has developed new multivariate visualization techniques for functional data and currently, he is developing visualization techniques to study brain activity data collected via the near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) technology.
He has won a prestigious research award from the American Statistical Society on his doctoral work. Professor Sharif teaches both graduate and undergraduate statistics courses that range from introductory statistics to data analysis for decision-making through to advanced modern statistical learning techniques.
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