Andrew Van Benschoten

Andrew Van Benschoten, PhD

Adjunct Professor

Academic Degrees

PhD – Biophysics – University of California, San Francisco
BS – Biology – MIT

Areas of Interest in Artificial Intelligence

MLOps, time series analysis, causal analysis


I serve as the Head of Data Science & AI for Kraft Heinz, a Fortune 500 Consumer Packaged Goods company. My department functions across the entire corporate space, from deploying IoT in our manufacturing lines to deploying shared generative AI tools to forecasting top line business growth.

What advice do you have for students considering USD’s Applied Artificial Intelligence online degree program?

The teaching & communication methods used by USD are standard procedure for many of today’s largest tech companies and their data science organizations. Understanding how to engage with technical peers via digital channels is, in my mind, part of becoming a data scientist in the twenty-first century.


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