Our leadership

Ratna Babu Chinnam, Ph.D.
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Ratna.Chinnam@wayne.edu
Tel: +313-577-4846

Ming Dong, Ph.D.
Computer Science
MDong@wayne.edu
Tel: +313-577-0725

Patrick Gossman, Ph.D.
Deputy CIO, WSU
PGossman@wayne.edu
Tel: +313-577-2085

The Big Data & Analytics Group has a team of more than 50 faculty members and 50+ research students, who come from various departments in the university but collaborate together to work on big data and business analytics projects. The team is structured by six focus areas that cover the entire big data and analytics life cycle from acquiring big data to extracting business value from it. These focus areas are: Big Data Value Management, Methods and Techniques, Integration and Management, Automotive and Defense Analytics, Healthcare Analytics, and Service Analytics.

Our members

Big Data Integration and Management:
  • DongXiao Zhu, Associate Professor
  • Weishong Shi, Professor
  • Shiyong Lu, Associate Professor
  • Ming Dong, Associate Professor
  • Patrick Gossman, Deputy CIO
Healthcare Analytics:
  • Sorin Draghici, Professor
  • Alexander Kotov, Assistant Professor
  • Xuewen Chen, Professor
  • Kai Yang, Professor
  • Alper Murat, Assistant Professor
  • Ratna Babu Chinnam, Professor
  • Leslie Monplaisir, Professor
  • Evrim Dalkiran, Assistant Professor
  • Abhilash Pandya, Associate Professor
  • Hao Ying, Professor
  • Phil Levy, Professor
Big Data Methods and Techniques:
  • Alexander Kotov, Assistant Professor
  • Xuewen Chen, Professor
  • Robert Reynolds, Professor
  • Shiyong Lu, Associate Professor
  • Sorin Draghici, Professor
  • Ming Dong, Associate Professor
  • Ratna Babu Chinnam, Professor
  • Yinlun Huang, Professor
  • Yanchao Liu, Assistant Professor
  • Murat Yildirim, Assistant Professor
Marketing and Service Analytics
  • Toni Somers, Professor
  • John Heinrichs, Associate Professor
  • John Taylor, Associate Professor
  • Ratna Babu Chinnam,Professor
  • Sujay Dutta, Associate Professor
Automotive and Defense Analytics:
  • Ratna Babu Chinnam, Professor
  • Alper Murat, Assistant Professor
  • Kenneth Chelst, Professor
  • Kai Yang, Professor
  • Leslie Monplaisir, Professor
  • Darin Ellis, Professor
  • Evrim Dalkiran, Assistant Professor
  • Qingyu Yang, Associate Professor
  • Hao Ying, Professor
  • Saravanan Venkatachalam, Assistant Professor
  • Murat Yildirim, Assistant Professor
  • Gary Witus, Research Faculty
Big Data Value Management:
  • Toni Somers, Professor
  • Ratna Babu Chinnam, Professor