Prof Zewotir is a pioneer and codirector of Data Science Unit for Business and Industry. He has a strong track record in research and postgraduate supervision, consulting and is a nationally- and internationally-recognised expert in statistics methods and applications. For his work in statistical methods and statistical education, Zewotir is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), the highest international recognition accorded to established statisticians who have made significant contributions to their profession.
Zewotir’s research focus in Applied Statistics and Data Science covers a range of multidisciplinary applications. He is particularly interested in the abundance of data that could accelerate the development and refinement of basic research and theories, and has interacted with and consulted several postgraduate students, researchers, practitioners and companies in agriculture, business, life sciences, education, health, medicine, economics, management, and social sciences. His approach is characterised by unpicking the innate complexity of real-world datasets to reveal realities that affect how organisations and systems run.