Ryan McShane

Ph.D. Statistics Student


Welcome to my home page. I am a Ph.D. Statistics candidate at Southern Methodist University. I spent two years as a math teacher and tennis coach, a year as a credit risk analyst, five years as a teaching assistant, and have also been tutoring for the past ten years. I graduated from St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science and earned a Master of Science in Applied Statistics from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

I am currently doing research on “ranking” with pairwise comparisons with Dr. Ian Harris. In general, my research interests include basketball analytics, eSports analytics, simulation, algorithm optimization, combinatorics, nonparametric methods, and interdisciplinarity. You can read more about my professional experience and credentials at my LinkedIn page.

In my spare time I enjoy playing basketball, watching the San Antonio Spurs, playing the electric bass, Super Smash Brothers, and reading.

Contact information:
Heroy 136A
Department of Statistical Science
Southern Methodist University
rmcshane at smu dot edu

Basketball at USAA


Playing SSB4 1v1 against the 8th best player in the world (by PG Rankings, Winter/Spring 2017)


At the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference