# About the Authors

**Benjamin S. Baumer** is an associate professor in the Statistical & Data Sciences program at Smith College. He has been a practicing data scientist since 2004, when he became the first full-time statistical analyst for the New York Mets. Ben is a co-author of *The Sabermetric Revolution* and *Analyzing Baseball Data with R*. He received the 2019 Waller Education Award and the 2016 Contemporary Baseball Analysis Award from the Society for American Baseball Research.

**Daniel T. Kaplan** is the DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Macalester College. He is the author of several textbooks on statistical modeling and statistical computing. Danny received the 2006 Macalester Excellence in Teaching award and the 2017 CAUSE Lifetime Achievement Award.

**Nicholas J. Horton** is the Beitzel Professor of Technology and Society (Statistics and Data Science) at Amherst College. He is a Fellow of the ASA and the AAAS, served as chair of the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies, co-chair of the National Academies Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, received a number of national teaching awards, authored a series of books on statistical computing, and is actively involved in data science education efforts.