James Cochran

Associate Dean for Research

Dean's Office

Phone: 205-348-8914
Email: jcochran@culverhouse.ua.edu

Focus and Current Research

Statistical methods, statistical learning, inference, sample based and Bayesian optimization, and applications of statistics and operations research to real problems from a wide variety of areas including medicine, social & economic development, politics/elections, sports, finance, economics, engineering, marketing, accounting, and education. He has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and five textbooks in statistics, analytics, and operations research. Professor Cochran has served as a consultant for many companies, government agencies, and NPOs.


Wright State University (B.Sc., M.S., and M.B.A.), University of Cincinnati (Ph.D.).