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Jim Hoover

Clinical Professor
Director, Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Center

(352) 294-0410



Jim Hoover is a Clinical Professor in the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. He has an extensive background in analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, forecasting, and operations research. He combines a long career in industry with a passion for academics and research. His commercial experience includes running several businesses and a large Information Technology and Management Consulting account for one of the world’s largest consulting firms. Additionally, he built an Analytics Consulting practice, developing new skills and capabilities for an analytics workforce growing at over 20% per year. Dr. Hoover previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Florida Southern College. His current research is focused on the integration of artificial intelligence into business and big data privacy concerns.


  • DBA - Analytics, University of Florida, 2017
  • MBA - Decision & Information Sciences, University of Florida, 1996
  • BA - Accounting, University of South Florida, 1984

Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data and Data Privacy
  • Forecasting
Last 3 years

Courses Taught

Last 3 years

Phd Students Advised

  • Alexis Fitzsimmons — Current
  • Jeremiah Gill — Current
  • Giselle Prado — 2021
  • Erika Nang Sobze — 2020
Last 5 years

Professional Service

  • Chairperson, Foresight Advisory Board — 2021 to Present
  • Board of Advisors, Foresight - The International Journal of Applied Forecasting — 2019 to 2020
Last 5 years

Book Chapter Publications

  • The Future of Forecasting is Artificial Intelligence (AI) Combined with Human Forecasters
    Status: Published
    Published Year: 2021
    Author: James Hoover
Last 5 years

Book Review Publications

  • Book Review: Intermittent Demand Forecasting: Context, Methods and Applications
    Status: Published
    Published Year: 2022
    Author: James Hoover
Last 5 years

Journal Article Publications

Contact Details

University of Florida
Warrington College of Business
Marketing Department
Stuzin Hall 264

(352) 294-0410


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