Stephanie Besser

Stephanie Besser

Adjunct Lecturer

MS, Predictive Analytics, DePaul University; MS, Applied Statistics, MA, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Loyola University; MS, BS, Accountancy, BA, English, Sociology, John Carroll University

Research focus

Statistics and machine learning in business, social sciences, and medicine.


Stephanie Besser is an adjunct lecturer of the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She works at Massachusetts General Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Cardiovascular Medicine Division, Harvard Medical School as a Sr. Data Analyst.  Previously, Stephanie worked at the University of Chicago as a Biostatistician II for the Department of Medicine-Section of Cardiology, where she assists attendings, fellows, residents, and medical students with clinical research. Previously, Stephanie worked in Chicago at Nielsen, a marketing research firm, as a Sr. Statistician, and at Navigant, a consulting firm, as a Consultant in Disputes and Investigations, where she assisted with data breaches and litigation support. Her research interests are in statistics, data analysis, and machine learning. Stephanie has completed a MS in predictive analytics - computational methods concentration and image analysis specialization from DePaul University, as well as an MS in applied statistics and an MA in criminal justice and criminology from Loyola University Chicago. She also has an MS in accountancy, a BSBA in accountancy, a BA in English with a humanities minor, and a BA in sociology with a criminology concentration from John Carroll University.