Scott Nestler

How should ethical considerations impact the use of data and analytics? A Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) and Accredited Professional Statistician (PStat), Professor Scott Nestler joined Mendoza College of Business in 2015 as an Associate Teaching Professor. Drawing on his experiences in academia, the military, and industry, Professor Nestler’s research focuses on ethical considerations related to the use of data and analytics. This interest informs his research and teaching and has helped him shape important regulatory documents for those working with big data.

Professor Nestler teaches courses in statistics, business intelligence / data mining, and sports analytics to undergraduate and MBA students. Before coming to Notre Dame, Prof. Nestler served as an analyst and leader of analytics teams in a variety of locations, including the Pentagon and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.

As one of the developers of the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) program by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), he insisted that the credential holders agree to abide by a Code of Ethics. Prof.  Nestler has a Ph.D. in management science from the University of Maryland – College Park. In his spare time, Professor Nestler likes to cook, read fiction, and travel with his family.