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Academic School

School of Computer Science and Mathematics


Hancock 3043





Eitel J.M. Lauría

Professor of Data Science & Information Systems, Director of Graduate Programs


Dr. Lauría is a Professor of Data Science & Information Systems and the Director of Graduate Programs at the School of Computer Science & Mathematics, including the Master of Science in Computer Science/Software Development, the Master of Science in Information Systems, and the Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics. Prof. Lauría has worked in the IS/IT industry for 20+ years, serving as a technology consultant to IBM, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Reuters, Hewlett Packard, GE Global Research, and the World Bank among other global corporations. Dr. Lauría’s research has been published in a number of prestigious journals, including Decision Support Systems, the European Journal of Operational Research, the Journal of Learning Analytics, Expert Systems with Applications and the ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality.  He is the recipient of the 2015 Marist College Board of Trustees Distinguished Teaching Award. Prof. Lauría was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, so he describes himself as an “Argentino” and a “Porteño” – a nickname given to those who grew up in the city of Buenos Aires and its surrounding neighborhoods.  He is a squash player, a scuba diver, a former rugby player, and has a passion for soccer.


PhD, Information Science, University at Albany, State University of New York
Master in Business Administration, Universidad de Deusto (Spain) / Universidad del Salvador (Argentina)
Ingeniero Electromecánico Orientación Electricista (6-year degree in Electrical Engineering), Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

Data science, business intelligence, predictive analytics, and statistical machine learning, focusing on the application of these disciplines in a variety of domains, including information technology implementation, network and computer security, medical informatics, marketing, and learning analytics.

Selected Publications

Lauría E., Presutti E., Kapogiannis M., Kamath A., Stacking Classifiers for Early Detection of Students at Risk. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computers Supported Education (CSEDU 2018) Madeira, Portugal 15-17 March 2018, (1) : 390-397

Jayaprakash S., Moody E., Lauría E., Regan J., Baron J., "Early Alert of Academically At-Risk Students: An Open Source Analytics Initiative", Journal of Learning Analytics,  1(1), 2014, 6-47 

Duchessi P., Lauría E., “Decision tree models for profiling ski resorts’ promotional and advertising strategies and the impact on sales”, Expert Systems with Applications, 40(15), 1 November 2013, 5822-5829

Lauría E., March E. “Combining Bayesian Text Classification and Shrinkage to Automate Healthcare Coding: A Data Quality Analysis”, ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality 2(3), Article 13, December 2011

Lauría E., Duchessi P., "A methodology for developing Bayesian networks: An application to information technology (IT) implementation", European Journal of Operational Research, 179(1), 16 May 2007, 234-252

Lauría, E., Duchessi, P. "A Bayesian Belief Network for IT implementation decision support, Decision Support Systems, 42(3), December 2006, 1573-1588

Lauría, E., (2005), "Learning the Structure of a Bayesian Network: An Application of Information Geometry and the Minimum Description Length Principle", in Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, Proceedings of the 25th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering , San José State University, USA,   Kevin H. Knuth, Ali E. Abbas, Robin D. Morris, J. Patrick Castle (Ed.), 293-301  

Awards and Honors

  • CESSI (Chamber of Information Technology Companies in Argentina):  Sadosky Prize Winner for Best Research Work on Information Technology, 2007 (see (for a video feed of the award ceremony, click here)
  • Recipient of Faculty Recognition Award for Distinguished Scholarship, 2007-2008
  • Profiled by IBM Academic Initiative in 2012 for his use of cloud computing in education
  • Computerworld: The Open Academic Analytics Initiative (OAAI) at Marist College of which Dr. Lauria is one of the principal researchers, was named a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate in the Emerging technology category
  • Marist College: 2015 Board of Trustees Distinguished Teaching Award.