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Justin is a stellar example of someone who earned a degree that enhanced his career and who now wants to use his expertise and professional success to help enhance what we’re able to do at Roosevelt. Bonnie Gunzenhauser, PhD Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

The Roosevelt University Cyber Security Center is hosting a Cyber and Data Science Professionals Speaker Series this spring at the Chicago Campus. The series features members of the University’s Cyber and Information Security Program Advisory Board and other professionals in the security and data science industry. These industry experts will discuss current topics in the field and career preparedness.

Justin Shea, Roosevelt University alumnus (MA Economics, ’14) and data science consultant for Chicago-based technology and research firms, will discuss Data Science Tools on Wednesday, February 7 at 3:30 p.m. at the Chicago Campus, 430 S. Michigan Ave., in Room 560. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Most of Justin’s career has been in financial services and the commodity futures trading industry, where he was introduced to data science and quantitative finance tools. Starting as a runner on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange floor, Justin steadily advanced his career, eventually becoming a portfolio manager for a Chicago-based commodity trading advisor, where he used R (a statistical programming language for data and statistics) to model portfolios of actively managed trading strategies. Justin is a lead organizer of the Chicago R User Group for Data and Statistics, one of the original data science meet-ups in Chicago. 

Justin is an adjunct faculty member in economics and was one of five alumni panelists who discussed Economic Justice and the American Dream at Roosevelt’s 2017 American Dream Reconsidered Conference. Justin also serves as a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board. “Justin is a stellar example of someone who earned a degree that enhanced his career and who now wants to use his expertise and professional success to help enhance what we’re able to do at Roosevelt,” says Dean Bonnie Gunzenhauser. “As an adjunct faculty member, Justin knows our students firsthand, and as a member of our CAS Advisory Board, he provides valuable insights that help to shape future directions for our CAS programs.”

For more information about the lecture series or about Roosevelt’s new bachelor’s degree in cyber and information security, contact Professor Eric Berkowitz.

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