Leon Shpaner

Leon Shpaner, MS

Adjunct Professor

Academic Degrees

MS – Applied Data Science – University of San Diego
BA – Economics – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Areas of Interest in Artificial Intelligence

Python, Machine Learning, Tree-Based Classifiers, and Support Vector Machines


Leon works as a data scientist and has developed machine learning algorithms to predict mortality in the ICU. He is also a course facilitator in data analytics and statistics at Cornell University.

With over 10 years’ experience in analytics and teaching, he has helped assess corporate risk, forecast sales, and predicted growth while working on a wide variety of projects within financial services, education, personal development, and healthcare.

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

Code up! Stack Overflow is your friend. Before you ask a question, Google it. There are no shortcuts to success. You must practice often and when you are really unsure of something, never hesitate to ask a question.


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