Justin Gapper, Phd

Justin Gapper, PhD

PhD, Computational and Data Science, Chapman University
MS, Business Analytics, NYU Stern School of Business
MS, Computational and Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Chapman University
BA, Economics, University of California Los Angeles

Adjunct, Department of Management

Teaching Areas

  • Mathematical Models for Decision Making
  • Business Analytics
  • Causal Inference

Personal Bio

Dr. Gapper is a Data Science practitioner, researcher, and leader. Since 2004, he has led Data Science and Analytics initiatives in various business functions and industries including tech, R&D, consulting, business operations, engineering, and finance. He has held lead Data Science roles at numerous companies including Amgen, Microsoft, and Amazon and co-founded two startups. Dr. Gapper is currently the Amazon Head of Data Science for North America Payment Products.

Dr. Gapper’s research concerns generalization error in machine learning applications. He has multiple publications in Tier 1 scientific journals and earned the James L. Doti Most Outstanding Graduate Student Award at Chapman University. Dr. Gapper studied economics at UCLA and holds an MS in Business Analytics from NYU Stern School of Business and an MS in Computational and Data Science with an emphasis in Applied Mathematics from Chapman University.