The School of Data Science Faculty Advisory Council advises the SDS Director about the school's institutional plans and resource commitments to help fulfill its mission and realize its vision.

The Council is made up of eight faculty members who are focused on the data-driven discovery and teaching in their discipline from the eight UTSA colleges. The Faculty Council is responsible for attending monthly meetings, informing, reviewing, and evaluating progress within the School of Data Science, serving on specific SDS programs, and helping develop SDS-led interdisciplinary research proposals. Faculty are invited to serve two-year terms.

Faculty Council

Adel Alaeddini, Ph.D.

Adel Alaeddini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

  • Areas of Teaching: Machine Learning and Data Analytics, Deep Learning, Operations Research
  • Areas of Research: Statistical Learning in Systems Modeling and Control, Data Analytics in Healthcare and Manufacturing
  • Research Lab Website
  • ME Department
  • LinkedIn

Drew Chapman, Ph.D.

Drew Chapman, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Honors College

Marcus Hamilton, Ph.D.

Marcus Hamilton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anthropology

  • Areas of Teaching: Data Analytics, Statistics in Anthropology, Archaeological Field Methods
  • Areas of Research: Archaeology, Evolutionary Anthropology, Human Ecology
  • Professional Website
  • Google Scholar

Jeffrey T. Howard, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Howard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

  • Areas of Teaching: Data Management, Statistical Analysis, Research Methods
  • Areas of Research: MTraumatic Injury and Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Accelerated Aging, Military/Veterans Health, Health Disparities, Mortality, Medical/Physiological Monitoring
  • Twitter

Jianwei Niu, Ph.D.

Jianwei Niu, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean of University College

  • Areas of Teaching: Data Science, Software Engineering, Formal Methods, and Privacy Engineering
  • Areas of Research: Cyber Security, Privacy Compliance, Formal Methods, and Software Engineering

Arkajyoti Roy, Ph.D.

Arkajyoti Roy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Management Science and Statistics

  • Areas of Teaching: MS in Data Analytics, BBA in Business Analytics
  • Areas of Research: Robust Optimization, Data Analytics, Healthcare, Sustainable Services
  • Professional Website
  • Twitter

Vanessa A. Sansone, Ed.D.

Vanessa A. Sansone, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

  • Areas of Teaching: Higher Education Administration
  • Areas of Research: College Affordability, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Governance Structures, and Postsecondary Student Trajectories
  • Twitter

Yufeng Wang, Ph.D.

Yufeng Wang, Ph.D.

Professor

  • Areas of Teaching: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Comparative Genomics, Molecular Genomics
  • Areas of Research: Comparative Genomics, Molecular Evolution,  Systems Biology of Gene Families
  • Research
  • Google Scholar

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Core Faculty

5

Undergraduate Degree Programs

5

Graduate Degree Programs

7

Certificate Programs

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