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Amanda R. Kube Jotte, M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Instructional Professor

Data Science Institute
The University of Chicago

I am an Assistant Professor of Data Science at The University of Chicago's Data Science Institute. My current interests involve classroom action research on effective teaching strategies in data science as well as the development of best practices in teaching data science ethics. I am currently building a transferable data science curriculum for the City Colleges of Chicago as part of The University of Chicago’s Preceptorship Program and I am excited to continue contributing to the data science undergraduate major and new masters program at the University of Chicago.

Before coming to the University of Chicago I attended Washington University in St. Louis where I received a double major in mathematics and psychology, graduating summa cum laude and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. I went on to earn a masters degree in Data Analytics and Statistics before earning my doctorate in Computational and Data Sciences from Washington University in St. Louis as the pioneering graduate of the program, where I studied applications of machine learning and AI for scarce resource allocation in the context of homelessness prevention services. I was advised by Dr. Sanmay Das  at George Mason University and Dr. Patrick Fowler in the Division of Computational and Data Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.


  • April 2024: Very honored to have been profiled by in their article series 5 Minutes With... The article can be found here.
  • April 2024: Looking forward to starting my new position as Assistant Instructional Professor at the University of Chicago Data Science Institute.
  • October 2023: Thrilled to be presenting at ADSA this year in San Antonio! Looking forward to discussing data science education with so many wonderful instructors.
  • April 2023: Excited to announce our paper Fair and Efficient Allocation of Scarce Resources Based on Predicted Outcomes: Implications for Homeless Service Delivery is officially published and available here
  • June 2022: I am now officially a Preceptor at UChicago's DSI - excited to welcome our Summer Lab students!
  • April 2022: I successfully defended my dissertation!
  • February 2022: I accepted a position at the University of Chicago to begin June 2022