Eduardo Rodriguez

Education

Ph.D. in Operations Research/Information Systems – Knowledge

Management

Aston University, Birmingham UK

MSc. in Mathematics (Actuarial Science)

Concordia University, Montreal Canada

M.S. in Business Administration

University of Los Andes Bogotá, Colombia

B.S. in Honors Mathematics

University of Los Andes Bogotá, Colombia

Courses teaching in WKU

• Math 2995 (Linear Algebra I) Section 01
• Math 2995 (Linear Algebra I) Section 02
• GE 2024 Research and Technology Section 02
• GE 2024 Research and Technology Section 04

Biography

Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez previously was the first Sentry Insurance Endowed Chair in Business Analytics and assistant professor in the School of Business and Economics at University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (UWSP), USA where he led the development of Data Analytics Major, organized and Chaired the Great Lakes Analytics Conference 2019.

Prior to joining UWSP, Dr. Rodriguez was a corporate faculty of the MSc. in Analytics and MSc. in ISEM at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania USA, a visiting scholar at Chongqing University in China, a senior associate-faculty of the Center for Dynamic Leadership Models in Global Business at The Leadership Alliance Inc. in Toronto Canada. He is the founder and principal of IQAnalytics Inc. which is a Research Centre, Educational and Consulting Firm in Canada. He has been an adjunct professor of analytics at Telfer School of Management at University of Ottawa where he led and chaired Analytics Think-Tank across
multidiscipline between 2013-2016 and was chair of the International Conference ICAS in Analytics 2014. He has been a part-time professor at University of Frederickton in Canada where he created and taught three courses in EMBA/MBA in the special stream of Business Analytics Leadership since 2015, and a part-time professor in the Master of Risk Management at EAFIT University in Colombia since 2013. He has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Industry Engineering and Management as part-time professor at Los Andes University and CESA in Colombia.

Dr. Rodriguez has extensive experience in analytics, knowledge and risk management mainly in the insurance and banking industry. He was a knowledge management advisor and quantitative analyst at Headquarter of Export Development Canada, regional director of PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers International Association) in Ottawa, vice-president of marketing and planning for insurance companies and banks in Colombia. He has lectured and consulted across different continents worldwide.

Research interests

Dr. Rodriguez’ research interests are:
• Risk analytics and strategic intelligence
• Applied AI, Big data analytics
• Knowledge management applied to enterprise risk management
• Strategic risk of business and organizations
Dr. Rodriguez’s research emphasizes on creating strategic value through the analytics process and cutting-edge data-intensive methods. he adopts analytics as the core for designing and developing decision management systems to improve organization’s performance and control its strategic risk. Dr.Rodriguez combines a blend of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics processes: Adaptive Business Intelligence, Decision Analytics, Data Envelopment Analysis, Multi-criteria Decision Making, and Decision Support / Management Systems, mainly in the application to Strategic and Enterprise Risk Management, and Credit Risk Management. His extensive experience in business and data analytics has embraced three pillars: (i) Risk Management, (ii) Knowledge Management (Knowledge and Information Management Systems); and (iii) Innovation Process Improvement.

Selected Publications/scholarly and creative work

Articles:
• Edwards, J. S., & Rodriguez, E. (2019) Remedies Against Bias in Analytics Systems, Journal of Business Analytics, 2:1, 74-87, DOI: 10.1080/2573234X.2019.1633890
• Rodriguez, E. & Edwards, J.S. (2019) AI in Smart Cities Development: A Perspective of Strategic Risk Management, European Conference on the Impact of AI and Robotics (ECIAIR), Oxford, UK
• Edwards, J. S., & Rodriguez, E. (2016) Using Knowledge Management to Give Context to Analytics and Big Data and Reduce Strategic Risk. Procedia Computer Science, 99, 36-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2016.09.099
• Rodriguez, E & Edwards, J.S. (2014) Knowledge Management in support of Enterprise Risk Management, International Journal of Knowledge Management, Volume 10, Issue 2
• Rodriguez, E & Edwards, J.S. (2012) Transferring Knowledge of Risk Management to the Board of Directors and Executives, Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions, Volume 5, Issue 2
• Rodriguez, E & Edwards, J.S. (2010) People, Technology, Processes, and Risk Knowledge Sharing, Electronic Journal Knowledge Management, Volume 8 Issue 1
• Rodriguez, E & Edwards, J.S. (2009) Applying knowledge management to enterprise risk Management: Is there any value in using KM for ERM? Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4

Books:
• Rodriguez, E. (2021) Risk Analytics: Data-Driven Decisions under Uncertainty, Forthcoming 2021, ISBN: 978-0-367-35961-4, CRC Press (Taylor&Francis Group), 232 pp.
• Rodriguez E. (Editor) Analytics Process: Strategic and Tactic Steps, ISBN 978-1-4987-8464-1, 2017 CRC Press (Taylor&Francis Group)
• Rodriguez E. (Editor) Analytics Applications in Latin America and Emergent Markets, ISBN 978-1-4987-6276-2, 2017 CRC Press (Taylor&Francis Group)
• Rodriguez E. (2007) Casos de Investigación de Operaciones – Pequeñas empresas. Cases in Operations Research- Small Businesses – ISBN 978-958-8307-08-4, Editorial Nomos S.A.- University CESA, Bogota, Colombia
• Rodriguez E. (2005) Gerencia del Conocimiento y Pensamiento Estratégico (Knowledge Management and Strategic Thinking) – ISBN 978-958-812-964-8, Editorial Carrera Septima – University CESA, Bogota, Colombia
• Rodriguez E. (2004) Gerencia Matemática (Mathematical
Management) – ISBN 978-958-682-484-5, Editorial Alpha y Omega – University CESA, Bogota Colombia
• Rodriguez E. Administración del Riesgo (Risk Management) (2001 and Reprinted 2002) – ISBN 978-958-682-339-3, Editorial Alpha y Omega – University CESA, Bogota, Colombia
• Special Exercises of Pre-calculus (1981), Published by University of Los Andes Book Chapters:
• Rodriguez E., Edwards J.S. (2020) AI in Smart Cities Development: A Perspective of Strategic, Risk Management, in Jay Liebowitz (Editor), Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, CRC Press ( Taylor&Francis
Group)
• Rodriguez E., Edwards J.S. and Ramirez G. (2019) Competencies for the Design, Implementation, and Adoption of the Analytics Process, in Susan A. Vowels and Katherine L. Goldberg (Editors), Teaching Data Analytics:
Pedagogy and Program Design, Accepted and Forthcoming, CRC Press
• Edwards J.S. & Rodriguez E. (2018) Knowledge Management for Action-orientated Analytics, in Suliman Hawamdeh and Hsia-Ching Chang (Editors), Analytics and Knowledge Management, CRC Press
• Rodriguez E. (2017) About the analytics process, in Eduardo Rodriguez (Editor), Analytics Process: Strategic and Tactic Steps, CRC Press
• Rodriguez E. (2017) Illustrating the Analytics Process through Risk Assessment and Modeling, in Eduardo Rodriguez (Editor), Analytics Process: Strategic and Tactic Steps, CRC Press
• Rodriguez E. (2017) Analytics, Strategy, and Management Control Systems,
in Eduardo Rodriguez (Editor), Analytics Process: Strategic and Tactic Steps, CRC Press
• Rodriguez E. (2017) Evolution of Analytics Concept, in Eduardo Rodriguez (Editor), Analytics Applications in Latin America and Emergent Markets, CRC Press
• Rodriguez E. (2017) The Analytics Knowledge Management Process, in Eduardo Rodriguez (Editor), Analytics Applications in Latin America and Emergent Markets, CRC Press
• Rodriguez E. (2017) Big Data Analytics and Public Bus Transportation Systems (PBTS): A Strategic Intelligence approach based on Knowledge and Risk Management, in Greg Richards (Editor) Government Analytics, CRC Press
• Rodriguez, E. & Edwards J.S (2011) Managing Knowledge of Risk Management, in Prasanta Dey (Editor), Project Risk Management
• Rodriguez, E. & Edwards J.S. (2009) Risk and Knowledge Management Encyclopedia Knowledge Management-Schwartz, Idea Group
• Rodriguez, E. (2008) A bottom-up strategy for a KM implementation at EDC Export Development Canada.Chapter 10 in Making Cents Out of Knowledge
Management (Liebowitz, J.,ed), Lanham, MD.: Scarecrow Press Inc.
• Rodriguez, E. Scoring Methods for risk classification (2000) Technical Report Concordia University, Mathematics & Statistics Department
• Rodriguez E. Pre-calculus Exercises (1984) Internal Publication Mathematics Department, Los Andes University