# Robert Fornango, PhD

I am a data scientist. Part data analyst, part social scientist. And I want to help share what I’ve learned about data analytics and coding across various statistical computing platforms, including R, Stata, and Excel.

I’m also an avid cyclist.

My interest is in seeing new analysts become successful data scientists. And if my experiences can help you succeed, that would be awesome! While I have a good deal of experience with analytics, this profession really is one of constant learning. So, as I learn more, I’ll share more…please feel free to jump into the discussion and let me know what you’re interested in learning, and if my work is helping.

I love a good chimichanga!

My background is in criminology, a multi-disciplinary science comprised of sociology, psychology, political science, economics, and public policy. I spent 10 years teaching statistics, research methods, and theory at the undergraduate, Masters, and PhD level in the university.

My girlfriend and I have a Yorkie and a Cairn Terrier that enjoyed joint custody between our home and her mother’s home.

Over the years I have had the opportunity to engage in both primary data collection, and secondary data analysis. My analyses have incorporated multi-level modelling, panel data analysis, spatial regression, and a variety of other tools. And I’ve learned to use several different statistical programs proficiently, including R, Stata, SPSS, SAS, and Excel.

These days, I primarily use Excel, R, and Stata…so these will be my focus at the outset here. Hopefully, if you find my work useful I’ll have the opportunity to write about SPSS and SAS as well.