The faculty who teach in the Texas MSBA program come from multiple departments at McCombs including Marketing, Supply Chain, Accounting, Finance, and MIS, as well as the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Texas Advanced Computing Center.
Dr. Genaro Gutierrez
Program Director, Associate Professor
Genaro J. Gutiérrez is an Associate Professor of Information Risk and Operations Management at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches operations management and supply chain analytics. He is the Director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) Program at the McCombs School of Business. Before joining academia he worked as a project manager in the petrochemical industry. He has also as an advisor to the Finance Director for the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, and as the Director General of the Economic Deregulation Unit of the Mexican Commerce and Industry Secretariat in 1995-96.
His current research interests include utilization of data analytics in the supply chain management processes. Specific research projects include the combination of statistics and judgmental approached for demand. The combination of econometric and analytical models to optimize performance in the supply chain for digital advertising. The utilization of judgmental information from contextual experts to improve forecasts. Recent publications of Prof.. Gutierrez have appeared in Management Science, Operations Research, IIE Transactions, and The European Journal of Operations Research.
Professor Gutierrez earned his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. He also received the degree of Ingeniero Industrial y de Systemas from ITESM in Monterrey, Mexico.
Dr. Ayodogan Alti
Dr. Tejwansh Anand
Clinical Associate Professor
Tej Anand is an award-winning business-technology strategist, advisor, innovator, educator and practitioner with a passion for conceiving and successfully implementing transformative data-driven strategic initiatives. As an electrical engineer and computer scientist who specialized in artificial intelligence (AI) research in the late 1980’s, he pioneered commercial data mining, now known as data science. After spending three decades teaching computers how to learn and creating meaning from data for business professionals, Tej embarked on a doctorate program in adult learning and organizational leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University that he completed in 2014.
His passion is helping businesses find their edge at the intersection of business, data and technology with a central focus on people. Tej spent the first 10 years of his career working for technology companies – NCR/Teradata, A. C. Nielsen and Philips Research Laboratories – where his work led to several patents and profitable revenue producing products. After spending 5 years honing his skills as a technology executive and management consultant, Tej moved over to healthcare where for 15 years, as a senior businesstechnology executive at Medco and CareCentrix he implemented data-driven technologyenabled business models and processes to lower healthcare costs and improve clinical outcomes. His work led to several patents.
In June 2018, Tej redirected his focus to education. He currently is a Clinical Professor at the University of Texas in Austin and a Visiting Professor at Columbia University. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership, disruptive change, digital technologies, AI, machine learning, cybersecurity and Blockchain. He is advising early stage start-ups on using Blockchain and AI to disrupt healthcare.
Cesare Fracassi, PhD
Dr. Anitesh Barua
Dr. Uttarayan Bagchi
Dr. Carlos Carvalho
Dr. Deepayan Chakrabarti
Dr. Jonathan Cohn
Dr. Jason Duan
Dr. Jim Dyer
Dr. Joydeep Ghosh
Joydeep Ghosh is currently the Schlumberger Centennial Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. He also serves as the Chief Scientist of CognitiveScale , which was selected in 2018 to be among the 61 technology pioneers worldwide by the World Economic Forum, among other recognitions. Dr. Ghosh joined the UT-Austin faculty in 1988 after being educated at IIT Kanpur (B. Tech '83) and The University of Southern California (Ph.D '88). He is the founder-director of IDEAL (Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Lab), an IEEE Fellow (2004), and the 2015 recipient of IEEE CS Technical Achievement Award.
Dr. Ghosh has taught graduate courses on data mining and web analytics to both UT students and to industry, for over two decades. He was voted as "Best Professor" in the Software Engineering Executive Education Program at UT, and more recently (2019) by the MSBA program in the McCombs School of Business. Dr. Ghosh's research interests lie primarily in data mining and web mining, responsible AI, scalable machine learning algorithms, specially for predictive and prescriptive analytics, and applications to a wide variety of complex real-world problems, including health informatics. He has published more than 450 refereed papers and 50 book chapters, and co-edited over 20 books.
His research has been supported by the NSF, Yahoo!, Google, Paypal, ONR, ARO, AFOSR, Intel, IBM, etc. He has received 14 Best Paper Awards over the years, including the 2005 Best Research Paper Award across UT and the 1992 Darlington Award given by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for the overall Best Paper in the areas of CAS/CAD. Dr. Ghosh has been a plenary/keynote speaker at several venues including KDD, ICML,ICDM and ICHI, and has widely lectured on intelligent analysis of large-scale data. Dr. Ghosh served as the Conference Co-Chair or Program Co-Chair for several top data mining oriented conferences, including SDM'13, SDM'12, KDD 2011, CIDM07, ICPR'08 (Pattern Recognition Track) and SDM'06. He was the Conf. Co-Chair for Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering (ANNIE)'93 to '96 and '99 to '03 and the founding chair of the Data Mining Tech. Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He has also co-organized workshops on health informatics, high dimensional clustering, Web Analytics, Web Mining and Parallel/ Distributed Knowledge Discovery. Dr. Ghosh has served as a co-founder, consultant or advisor to successful startups (including Accordion Health, CognitiveScale and Neonyoyo) and as a consultant to large corporations such as IBM, TBS and Vinson & Elkins.
Dr. Guoming Lai
Dr. Volker Laux
Volker Laux received his Master's degree in Business Economics and his Doctorate in Business Administration from Goethe University.
Distinguished Sr. Lecturer
Sandy Leeds received his B.S. in Investment Analysis from the University of Alabama, his J.D. from the University of Virginia, and his M.B.A. from the University of Texas.
Dr. Kumar Muthuraman
Dr. Thomas Sager
Dr. Abhay Samant
Abhay Samant is Vice President of Engineering at Hiller Measurements, where he oversees a team of Electrical, Mechanical, Software, and System engineers responsible for building characterization and test systems for aero/defense, semiconductor and automotive applications. His team is also responsible for product strategy, roadmap definition, and project execution. Prior to this, Abhay was Section Manager in RF and Wireless Communications Product Marketing group. He was responsible for product development and outbound marketing strategy, focusing on RF and Communications product line. Target applications include mil/aero applications such spectrum monitoring, radar prototyping and test, avionics test, electronic warfare, and satellite communications. Earlier, Abhay served as Regional Marketing Manager for India, Russia, and Arabia. He was responsible for building a strong marketing team in the region, focused on building reputation and generating demand in these emerging markets. Abhay has also served in multiple roles in R&D, focusing on development of RF instrument drivers and communication algorithms for a variety of wireless standards. Abhay has built and managed big R&D development teams in Austin and Bangalore.
Abhay has a PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, Masters in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Vito Sciaraffia
Dr. Vito Sciaraffia received his B.S. in Economics and Management from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, his MFin and MBA from the University of Chile, and his M.S. in Business Administration, M.A. in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. James Scott
Dr. Garrett Sonnier
Garrett Sonnier received his B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Louisiana State University, his Master of Environmental Management in Resource Economics and Policy from Duke University, and his Ph.D. in Marketing from UCLA.
Dr. Sheridan Titman