The MSiA faculty is drawn from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, the Kellogg School and industry experts from Chicago area companies. Faculty members are corporate CEOs and leading practitioners who bring to the classroom a wealth of business and consulting experience; as well as academic scholars of distinction known for their teaching skills and cutting edge research.
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
Daniel Apley is an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. His research interests lie at the interface of engineering modeling, statistical analysis, and data mining, with applications that include quantitative six sigma process improvement and manufacturing variation reduction. Much of Apley's work in these application areas is geared towards processes in which one is inundated with data, in particular those that are pervaded by measurement and automation technology.
Heng Zhang Chen is a Senior Manager at Discover Financial Services. He leads the predictive modeling analytics for risk management in underwriting, credit line assignment and pricing for new accounts origination
Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences in the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, the School of Communication and the Kellogg School of Management
Noshir Contractor is the Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences in the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, the School of Communication and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, USA. He is the Director of the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Research Group at Northwestern University.
Director, Master of Science in Analytics Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
Diego Klabjan is a professor at Northwestern University, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences. He is also Founding Director, Master of Science in Analytics.
Theodore R. and Annie Laurie Sills Professor of Integrated Marketing Communications
Edward C. Malthouse is an expert in applied statistics, market research, and media marketing. His research focuses on the intersection of consumers’ experience with media, customer value, marketing strategies and interactive marketing techniques.
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
Sanjay Mehrotra is an expert in Optimization area. He is developing novel applications of these techniques in healthcare engineering. His recent research and teaching focus is in Optimization methods and models under data uncertainty. More specifically, his research has focused on stochastic optimization, optimization with stochastic dominance, and robust optimization.
Veena Mendiratta leads the Next-Generation Solutions, Services and Systems Reliability work in the Network Performance and Reliability department at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent.
Jorge Moraleda research interests are in the areas of algorithms, data structures and software architecture with a focus on high scalability and concurrency. He is Senior Scientist at Ricoh Innovations Corporation where he researches crowd based mobile phone sensor fusion and leads the team that develops the Ricoh Visual Search engine that powers the Ocutag(TM) platform.
Walter P. Murphy Professor and Chair, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
Professor Nelson is interested in the design and analysis of computer simulation experiments, particularly issues of statistical efficiency (such as variance-reduction techniques), multivariate output analysis (such as multiple-comparison procedures and optimization via simulation), multivariate input modeling (such as modeling and generation of nonstationary arrival processes) and metamodeling.
Professor of Marketing, Department of Integrated Marketing and Communications
Kalyan Raman is a Professor in the Medill IMC department, Courtesy Professor of Marketing in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, and Associate Faculty in the Center for Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Sciences, Junior William A. Patterson Chair in Transportation
Dr. Smilowitz studies the opportunities and challenges of introducing operational flexibility in distribution systems. With more flexibility, it is possible to significantly improve system efficiency (greater utilization of employees and equipment, reduction in empty miles traveled, etc.). At the same time, increasing flexibility expands the set of operational choices (possible vehicle routes, load assignments, etc.) which complicates already difficult routing and scheduling problems. Dr. Smilowitz has developed innovative modeling and solution techniques for these complex transportation systems. She has worked in both commercial applications (e.g., package delivery networks, intermodal drayage) and non-profit applications (e.g., interlibrary loan delivery, emergency supply distribution).
Senior Associate Dean, McCormick School of Engineering Professor, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences; Professor (by courtesy), Statistics
Ajit Tamhane is Senior Associate Dean at McCormick School of Engineering and Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences (IEMS) and Statistics.
Assistant Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Goce Trajcevski is the Assistant Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University.His broad research interests are in the areas of spatio-temporal data management, routing and data management in wireless sensor networks, and reactive behavior in dynamic systems. More specifically, he has worked on developing efficient algorithms for processing continuous spatio-temporal queries in MOD settings.
Clinical Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management Associate Director of the Zell Center for Risk Management
Russell Walker, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the Zell Center for Risk Research at Kellogg. His expertise is in the application of analytics in business, with specific emphasis to marketing and risk management decisions.
Dr. Watson is a manager for IBM’s ILOG Optimization and Supply Chain Solutions team, which covers strategic network design and facility location, multi-site production sourcing and S&OP, tax optimization, carbon modeling, inventory and flow path optimization, finite production scheduling and planning, shelf space optimization, advanced replenishment, and strategic transportation optimization.