Syed Badruddoza, an applied economist and statistician, has been named a research assistant professor with Texas Tech University's Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Badruddoza indicated that his expertise includes business analytics and market research using machine learning and econometric models. His research program broadly focuses on retail market analysis, agribusiness, and classifier regression models. He has been working with economists from the United States Department of Agriculture to understand the dynamics of the dairy industry using big data from grocery stores.
One of his primary goals here at Texas Tech is to research the marketing aspects of Texan agriculture using machine learning and data science techniques for improved prediction and pattern detection. Badruddoza's bachelor's degree in economics is from the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. He has a master's degree in applied financial economics from Illinois State University, and a master's degree in statistics from Washington State University. His doctorate in economics is from Washington State University.