Ph.D. in Business Analytics


The Department of Business Analytics and Statistics has 19 research-active tenured or tenure-track faculty, with recent publications in top-tier journals, including Management Science, Marketing Science, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Information Systems Research, INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Operations Management, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Statistica Sinica and Technometrics. To find out more about each faculty members’ research areas, please review the department faculty page.

Wenjun Zhou, PhD Director, Lawson Professor of Business

Research Interests: Developing effective and scalable algorithms for identifying patterns and effects in large-scale and/or unstructured data.

Foundation Course Faculty

Emre Demirkaya, Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Focuses on high-dimensional statistics, big data problems and statistical machine learning including variable selection, FDR control and model selection.

Chuanren (Charles) Liu, Associate Professor, Melton Faculty Fellow

Research Interests: Data-driven research methodology and applications in healthcare, e-commerce and investment.

Yuanyang (Yang) Liu, Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Applying data science techniques to study labor market and HR analytics questions.

Tingliang Huang, Amazon Distinguished Professor of Business Analytics, Analytics PhD Program Recruiting Lead

Research Interests: Business analytics, operations-marketing interface, supply chain management, service operations, innovation and sustainable operations.