University of Texas at Austin

Center for Research and Analytics

Center for Research and Analytics

Center for Research and Analytics

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

A little about us

The Center for Research and Analytics fosters interaction and collaboration among faculty, industry leaders, and students to understand and address significant business problems of value to both industry and academia. The center was created in collaboration with USAA to serve as the primary hub for research at the school.

Center Activities:


Kumar Muthuraman

Faculty Director, Center for Research and Analytics

Photo of Kumar MuthuramanKumar Muthuraman is the H. Timothy (Tim) Harkins Centennial Professor in the Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management and the Department of Finance. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Dr. Muthuraman’s research focuses on decision making under uncertainty. Application areas of interest to him are quantitative finance, operations management and health care.

Vita | Email | Website | Phone: 512.232.3732  

Granger Huntress

Director, Center for Research and Analytics

Granger HuntressGranger Huntress is an alum of the very first cohort of the MS in Business Analytics Program. He has worked in the field of sports analytics for over 25 years. He comes to the Center after a four-year stint with Dun & Bradstreet where he was a migration specialist, leading technology and data transitions for clients wishing to transform from legacy solutions to modern API solutions, as well as a subject matter expert on data quality and testing.

Email | Phone: 512.468.3710

Igor Frolow

Executive in Residence (USAA)

Igor Frolow