Scott Schumacher, PhD, is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Information Management. He is a technology expert specializing in statistical matching algorithms for health care, enterprise, and public sector solutions. For more than 20 years he has been heavily involved in research, development, testing, and implementation of complex data analysis solutions, including work commissioned by the Department of Defense.
Previously, Schumacher was responsible for the research and development of the Initiate matching algorithms, and holds multiple patents in the entity resolution area. He was also responsible for the Initiate Master Data Service product architecture.
Schumacher has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Davis, and received his Master of Arts and Doctorate degrees in Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently a member of the Institute for Mathematical Statistics and the American Statistical Association.