Shane T. Jensen

Shane T. Jensen
  • Professor of Statistics and Data Science

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    415 Academic Research Building
    265 South 37th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: bayesian multi-level modeling, spatial statistics, urban analytics, statistics in sports

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PhD, Harvard University, 2004
AM, Harvard University, 2001
MS, McGill University, 1999
BS, McGill University, 1997

Career and Recent Professional Awards

Savage Award for best thesis, International Society for Bayesian Analysis (2005)
David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching (2009)
Sports in Statistics Award, American Statistical Association (2011)
JASA Reproducibility Award, American Statistical Association (2023)

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 2004-present

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Awards and Honors

  • JASA Reproducibility Award, 2023 Description

    American Statistical Association

  • Wharton Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award, 2021
  • Wharton Teaching Excellence Award, 2020
  • Wharton Teaching Excellence Award, 2019
  • SABR Analytics Conference Research Award in Contemporary Baseball Analysis, 2016 Description

    for the paper “OpenWAR: an open source system for evaluating overall player performance in major league baseball.”

  • Sports in Statistics Award for Contributions to the Statistics in Sports Community, American Statistical Association, 2011
  • David W. Hauck Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, The Wharton School, 2009
  • Leonard J. Savage Award for best thesis in Application Methodology from the International Society for Bayesian Analysis, 2005

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Latest Research

Desen Lin, Shane T. Jensen, Susan Wachter (2023), The price effects of greening vacant lots: how neighborhood attributes matter, Real Estate Economics, 51 (), pp. 573-610.
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AI in Sports

Wharton experts speak with Alok Pattani, sports analyst consultant and developer advocate at Google.Read More

Knowledge at Wharton - 6/26/2024
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Changing the Game
Wharton Magazine - 10/20/2023

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PhiladelphiaHow to Use Big Data to Make Cities Safer

How can we use publicly available data to understand what makes a city neighborhood safe? To answer this question, Shane Jensen and Dylan Small, Professors in Wharton’s Statistics Department, are using their skills in big data to reveal patterns of crime and safety in the city. Jonathan Wood, a WSII…

Wharton Stories - 04/09/2018
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