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The WSU data analytics degree is a truly interdisciplinary program. The degree is jointly offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, however affiliated faculty span seven colleges and four campuses across the WSU system. We are currently seeking guidance and engagement from industry partners.


Dr. Dave Brown, Program Director
Associate Professor, Crop & Soil Sciences

Dr. Larry Hufford, Administrative Lead 
Associate Dean of College of Arts & Sciences

Advisory Board

Mahyar RahbarradThe Boeing CompanyDirector
Jeff MeltonMicrosoftSr. Engineering Program Manager
Andrew KassTableau SoftwareVice President, Server and Cloud Platforms and Engineering Operations
"Lak" LakshmananGoogleTech Lead
Balaji SubramanianInformaticaGlobal Head, Channel Strategy & Programs
Dick FohnMoss Adams, LLPManaging Partner, Consulting
Darren AlgerMatisia ConsultingCEO
J PiscioneriPEMCO InsuranceManager, Information Management

Steering Committee

Jan Dasgupta, Mathematics and Statistics

Alex Dimitrov, Mathematics and Statistics (WSUV)

Brian French, Educational Psychology

Assefaw Gebremedhin, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Chuck Munson, Finance & Management Science

Kelly Newell, Global Campus

Behrooz Shirazi, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Affiliated Faculty

NameArea(s) of ExpertiseWSU affiliation
Adesope, SolaEducational psychology, instructional design and technologyEducation
Ahn, SungTime-series, econometrics, forecastingBusiness
Arslan Ay, SakireLarge-scale geospatial, sensor-rich and video data managementEngineering
Broschat, ShiraBioinformatics, mathematical microbiologyEngineering
Brown, DaveSoil Sensing, spatial statistics, precision agricultureCAHNRS
Call, DougMolecular epidemiologyVeterinary Medicine
Carbonneau, KiraCognitive theory and classroom applicationEducation
Carter, MichelleManagement information systemsBusiness/WSUE
Carter, PatEvolutionary and quant genetics, physiological ecologyArts & Sciences
Castelin, KimGlobal Socioeconomic ResearchInternational Programs
Clark, AuroraSolution chemistry, intermolecular network theoryArts & Sciences
Cook, DianeAI, machine learning, data mining, robotics, smart environmentsEngineering
Cornejo, OmarEvolutionary genomics and population geneticsArts & Sciences
Crowder, DavidInsect ecology in managed ecosystemsCAHNRS
Dartha, KennDecision sciences, health policy and administrationNursing/WSUS
Dasgupta, JanBioinformatics, large-scale multiplicity, multiple comparisonsArts & Sciences
Dimitrov, AlexanderMathematical biology, applied probabilityArts & Sciences/WSUV
Dong, HongboMathematical optimization, data analysis, financeArts & Sciences
Doppa, JanaAI, machine learning, data-driven science and engineeringEngineering
Evans, MarcGeneralized linear mixed models, designed experimentsArts & Sciences
Featherman, MauricioManagement information systemsBusiness
Ficklin, StephenSystems geneticsCAHNRS
Fotopoulos, StergiosStochastic processes, applied probabilityBusiness
French, BrianPsychometricsEducation
Gebremedhin, AssefawData science, high-performance computing, graph algorithmsEngineering
Givens, JenniferEnvironmental and comparative international sociologyArts & Sciences
Gotch, ChadEducational and psychological measurement/assessmentEducation
Hampton, StephanieData-intensive environmental science., aquatic ecologyCAHNRS
Holder, LarryAI, machine learning, graph theory, algorithms, securityEngineering
Johnson, DeanEducational statistics, consultingArts & Sciences
Kalyanaraman, AnanthComputational biology, high-performance computingEngineering
Katz, SteveInformatics, natural resource managementCAHNRS
Kelley, JoannaEvolutionary and population genomicsArts & Sciences
Krishnamoorthy, Bala Computational methods, biomedical and biology applicationsArts & Sciences/WSUV
Lessman, JeremySpectroscopyEducation
Li, HaijunProbability, multivariate analysis, risk, financial mathArts & Sciences/NPSE
Main, DorrieBioinformatics, plant genome databasesCAHNRS
Marsh, ThomasCommodity markets, natural resource economicsCAHNRS
Mittelhammer, RonEconometricsCAHNRS
Munson, ChuckOperations managementBusiness
New, LeslieHierarchical Bayesian state-space models, ecologyArts & Sciences/WSUV
Pascual, JaveEngineering reliability, failure-time models and data analysisArts & Sciences
Rose, GregManagement information systemsBusiness/WSUV
Rupp, RickGIS and remote sensing instructionCAHNRS
Schwartz, ElissaInfectious Disease Dynamics, applied mathematicsArts & Sciences
Sischo, BillAnimal agriculture and human interactions, diseaseVeterinary Medicine
Sprott, DavidMarketingBusiness
Strigul, NikolayMathematical biology and ecologyArts & Sciences/WSUV
Swanson, MarkForest ecology, remote sensingCAHNRS
Tao, HaiyingStatistical agronomy, soil fertilityCAHNRS
Thornton, DanielSpecies distribution modeling, large-scale ecologyCAHNRS
Tosic, PredragData science, machine learning, intelligent agents, AIEngineering
Wang, YuanBayesian inference for complex objectsArts & Sciences
Wu, YinghuiBig data, graph databases, graph query models and languagesEngineering
Yin, Hong-MingFinancial engineering and portfolio managementArts & Sciences
Yoder, JonathanEnvironmental and natural resource economics., econometricsCAHNRS
Zeng, BolongSoftware design, instructionEngineering/WSUE
Zhang, ZhiwuStatistical genetics and breedingCAHNRS
Affiliation Key

CAHNRS: College of Agriculture, Human, & Natural Resource Sciences     WSUE: WSU Everett     WSUS: WSU Spokane     WSUV: WSU Vancouver