Analytics at Wharton
Eric Eisenstein and Paul Sabin Join Analytics at Wharton as Senior Fellows
Analytics at Wharton is proud to welcome Eric Eisenstein, as a Senior Analytics Fellow, and Paul Sabin, as a Senior Sports Analytics Fellow with the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative, to our team for the 2023-2024 academic year.
In their roles, Eisenstein and Sabin will provide thought leadership and content expertise for a variety of programs at Analytics at Wharton, serving as faculty mentors for student teams and subject matter experts.
Eisenstein, who is also a lecturer in Wharton’s marketing department, is a graduate of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology, a dual degree program between Wharton and Penn Engineering, and he earned his master’s degree in statistics and PhD in marketing from Wharton in 2002.
Previously, Eisenstein was a management consultant at Oliver Wyman, and he taught at Cornell University and Temple University, where he launched and oversaw three different MS degrees in analytics.
“I am incredibly excited to mentor the Analytics Accelerator teams on their projects this semester,” says Eisenstein. “These projects are an ideal crucible for students to test themselves and their analytics acumen, and they are also challenged to learn new skills in real time.”
Paul Sabin earned a master’s degree from Brigham Young University before acquiring a PhD from Virginia Tech. He spent more than six years as a sports data scientist with ESPN and then was the vice president of football analytics at SumerSports. Recently, Sabin worked as an adjunct professor of statistics at Virginia Tech. “I am beyond thrilled to be joining so many talented people at Wharton, and it has the potential to be the institution when people think sports analytics,” he says.
“Analytics at Wharton is delighted by the opportunity to welcome two great colleagues to our roster of Senior Fellows,” says Eric Bradlow, Vice Dean of Analytics at Wharton. “The experience and insights Eric and Paul bring to our team ensure our faculty and students have direct access to two of the field’s leading analytics experts. I can’t wait to see what we’re able to achieve together.”