Note: All information is current as of October 2018, but this site is still in the development.

I joined the faculty at St. Lawrence in winter of 2009 after finishing my PhD in Statistics from Iowa State University. My dissertation work, under the guidance of Dr. Ranjan Maitra, involved improving cluster analysis methods for noisy data and for data constrained to lie on the surface of a multi-dimensional sphere.

My current interests (and projects) still heavily focus on machine/statistical learning, but more application driven. In particular, recently most of my work has involved analyzing competive video game data called “esports” with a focus on Massive Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games such as League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm.

I also regularly teach many of St. Lawrence’s Statistics courses (e.g., intro stats, statistical computing, regression analysis) and have led machine learning based student projects with applications in sports, video games, environmental science, modern literature, and much more!

Outside of academics, Dr. Ramler enjoys spending time not discussing statistics with his wife (SLU’s Dr. Jessica Chapman - also a 2008 PhD graduate from Iowa State), playing 8- and 16-bit video games on his phone, sampling craft beers, and spending time with his child.

My full CV is available here.