Dr. Wyner is Chair of the Undergraduate Program in Statistics at the University of Pennsylvania and an Associate Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Abraham Wyner, PhD is an Associate Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a Tenured Professor of Statistics and Chair of the Undergraduate Program in Statistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wyner is also Faculty Lead at the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative (WSABI) and Co-Director of the Wharton People Analytics Initiative.
Dr. Wyner has published more than 50 articles in many areas, including Information Theory, Probability, Machine Learning, Neuroscience and Sports. Dr. Wyner continues to participate in numerous consulting projects in various businesses. He has served as a statistical expert for hedge funds and private equity, developed statistical analyses for banks and marketing research firms and has served as consultant to several law firms in Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C. He has served as statistical faculty advisor for the University Pennsylvania Law School.
Professor Wyner’s interest in sports statistics led to the creation of the Wharton MoneyBall Academy a summer program in sports statistics and computing for gifted high school juniors and seniors.
BS, Yale University (Mathematics), 1988
PhD, Stanford University (Statistics), 1993
Associate Fellow, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Statistics, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
Co-Director, Wharton People Analytics, University of Pennsylvania
Chair, Undergraduate Program in Statistics, University of Pennsylvania
Faculty Lead and Co-Founder, Wharton Sports Analytics Business Initiative, University of Pennsylvania
Olson M, Wyner AJ, Berk RA. Modern Neural Networks Generalize Well on Small Data Sets. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems. 2018.
Deshpande S, Wyner AJ. A Hierarchical Bayesian Model of Pitch Framing. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. 2017; 13(3):95-112.
Ernst PA, Shepp L, Wyner AJ. Yule’s “Nonsense Correlation” Solved!. The Annals of Statistics. 2017; 45(4):1789-1809.
Wyner AJ, Olson M, Bleich J, Mease D. Explaining the Success of AdaBoost and Random Forests as Interpolating Classifiers. Journal of Machine Learning Research. 2017; 18:1-33.