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Smart Workshop Bios

Petros Xanthopoulos

Xanthopoulos is an assistant professor of Decision and Information Sciences at Stetson University. He holds a MSc and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida, Industrial and Systems Engineering Department and has been working on data mining and analytics over the last ten years. He has co-authored/co-edited four books on the theory and applications of analytics and he is currently teaching statistics and managerial decision analysis courses for the M.B.A. and undergraduate program of the school of business. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science as well as the data mining and analytics section of it.

Bob McQueen

McQueen is a creative problem solver with superb verbal and written communication skills, combined with proven technical, business planning, business development and marketing experience. Mr. McQueen is highly experienced in advanced transportation technology-related business building, opportunity analysis and relationship building. He has particular skills and experience in the use of advanced data collection techniques, real-time monitoring and performance management systems. He is currently an industry consultant with Teradata. He specializes in assisting public agencies to understand the effects of ITS, harnessing the full potential of recent advances in data science, including data lake creation and the application of discovery techniques to data. Current assignments focus on Smart Cities and transportation data analytics to explain the effects of ITS and the effectiveness of transportation investments. McQueen is a former chair of ITS Florida Board and current chair of the Emerging Technologies Forum for ITS America. He is based in Apopka, Florida.