“The instructor taught things we could not learn elsewhere nor easily find in mainstream
non-academic books on the subject. I found their knowledge
and passion invaluable.”
-Class of 2020 Program Survey.
Department of Statistics Faculty
MS. and Ph.D. in Statistics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
BS with Honors in Computer Science from Texas A&M University-Commerce
Dr. Jones worked in industry for a number of years before joining academia. He was a Baldrige Award Examiner, an elite group of leaders who help drive organizational performance excellence across the country. Dr. Jones enjoys sailing, motorcycles, and salsa dancing.
STAT 656: Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner
Capstone Project Coach
- Applied Statistics
- Statistical Computing
- Data Mining/ Machine Learning
- Artificial Intelligence
- Artificial Neural Network
Mays Business School Faculty
Ph.D., Florida State University
Master of Accountancy, Brigham Young University
BS, Brigham Young University
Dr. Jasperson enjoys reading especially historical fiction, biographies, and juvenile fiction, logic puzzles, cooking breakfasts, and spending time with family.
ISTM 615: Business Database Systems
ISTM 601: Fundamentals of Business Programming
- Information technology adoption and use
- Information systems implementation
Dr. Hari Sridhar
Center for Executive Development Professor
and Associate Professor
Ph.D., Marketing, Trulaske College of Business University of Missouri
MS Engineering Management, University of Missouri
BE Mechanical Engineering, R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India
Hari is an expert in evaluating the effectiveness of firms’ marketing spending —a core responsibility of marketing managers. His research marketing mix analytics decisions and spans media, digital and business-to-business markets. Hari’s research has been published in Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and Harvard Business Review, and featured in National Public Radio (NPR), Reuters Inc., FOX News, and Booz & Co. Hari recently published a book titled “Marketing Strategy: Based on First Principles and Data Analytics”. For his research contributions, Hari has received a Marketing Science Institute Young Scholar award and the Varadarajan Award for Early Career Contributions to Marketing Strategy Research.
MKTG 625: Marketing Engineering
- Digital and business-to-business markets
Dr. Mark Hartmann
Ph.D. Operations Research, Cornell University
MS Operations Research, Cornell University
BES/MS Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Hartmann lives with his wife and two retired racing greyhounds; they are all active in a local greyhound adoption group. The youngest two of their four children are sophomores in college. When traveling, he visits independent record stores to add to his extensive CD collection. He also enjoys falling asleep on the couch watching sports.
STAT 657 Advanced Programming using SAS
- Optimization Modeling
- Integer Programming
- Combinatorial Optimization
Ph.D., Operations Research, Texas A&M University
MS, Engineering Management, Northeastern University
BS, Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Trevor Hale is a clinical full professor of operations management at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He received a Ph.D. in operations research from the Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, a M.S. in engineering management from Northeastern University, and a B.S. in industrial and management systems engineering from Penn State. Previously, he was a faculty member at University of Houston-Downtown, Ohio University, and Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Dr. Hale is a third generation professor and a fifth generation Texan. His father, the late Dr. Leslie C. Hale, Jr., was an A. Robert Noll Professor of Electrical Engineering at Penn State while his father’s father was a professor of business at then Texas Western, now UTEP.
- Location Science
- Warehouse Science
- Grid-scale Energy Management
MS, Analytics, Texas A&M University
BS, Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ivan Arrington is passionately analytical. Currently, he is an Associate Director of Global Insights at The Clorox Company in Durham, NC, guiding consumer research for their cosmetics products. Ivan spent nine years at Butterball, LLC, leading market research and consumer innovation. Prior to Butterball, Ivan worked for Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), a leading CPG research firm, for ten years. At Butterball, Ivan invented the Butterball Blueprint, an insights-driven selling platform for holiday products and launched the Farm-to-Family by Butterball brand. At IRI, Ivan led a team of analysts overseeing the research needs for mid-sized CPG companies.
MS, Analytics, Texas A&M University
BS Economics, The University of Georgia
Jonathan joined MullenLowe Group in 2018 as Head of Data Science & Analytics. He is responsible for managing the Centre of Excellence, based out of Tokyo, Japan, where they help our clients to intelligently predict customer behaviors and enhance customer experiences. He joined MullenLowe Group after serving as VP Decision Sciences at GSD&M in North America. There, he built Analytics, Social Media and Marketing Technology teams whose work was awarded three Cannes Lions and won two Super Bowls. Prior to this, he held several leadership roles at Accenture Analytics based out of New York, London and New Delhi. He built and managed the world’s largest marketing ROI program and was architect and programmer of their global media performance evaluation solution. Jonathan is a creative problem solver, he systematically disassembles challenges and builds models and algorithms designed to help his clients win. His work has been consistently recognized for its scale, impact and novelty.
JD Harvard Law School
MS Analytics, Texas A&M University
BA History and Government, University of Texas at Austin
Minor: Eastern European Studies
Pablo Ormachea is an analytics leader who specializes in designing and executing on data-driven strategy. He strives to build effective, repeatable, and scalable processes that deliver meaningful results quickly. He holds degrees from Harvard (JD), Texas A&M (MS in analytics), and UT (BA, double major and double minor) — winning several prizes along the way for his innovative quantitative work – and has served as a TAMU graduate student capstone coach since 2016. Put simply, if you have data, he knows how to leverage it to maximize the return on assets across the company.
Pablo developed his data expertise while a postdoctoral scholar at Baylor College of Medicine’s department of neuroscience, where he designed big data projects and administered over $1m in awards for research at the intersection of crime, legal policy, and neuroscience. He honed it by leading data science consulting teams for Fortune 100 companies relying on his expertise in forecasting and applied machine learning. Today, Pablo he applies it as head of analytics at Pendrick Capital partners, a health care financial services company with an extensive portfolio that spans the nation.
Pablo also excels at building and developing teams that can leverage complex data to deliver pragmatic solutions that affect the bottom line. Under his direction, they have developed and implemented industry-leading risk, fraud, and cash flow predictive models using machine learning and deep learning techniques. These models have profitably approved hundreds of millions in high risk, subprime financing. His teams have also developed best-in-class self-service dashboards for all levels of leadership, from executives to operations and sales staff.
Barbara L. Thompson, P.E.
MS Data Analytics – Texas A&M University
BS Ocean Engineering – Texas A&M University
Ms. Thompson has 39 years of experience in the oil & gas industry including design, project management, business unit leader, business development and strategy. She began her fascination with data early in her career through the analysis of oceanographic data and its application to designing offshore structures. She works at Baker Hughes in Oilfield Equipment and performs part time consulting in data analytics for various customers including a non-profit that she co-founded, Dive Pirates Foundation. She was the Principal Investigator for ASME’s “STB-1-2020: Guideline on Big Data/Digital Transformation Workflows and Applications for the Oil and Gas Industry.”
MS Applied Statistics, Purdue University
BA Mathematics, Miami University
Eric Ziegel is an adjunct graduate professor in the Department of Statistics at Texas A&M University supporting the night MS(Analytics) program in Houston as coach for students’ Capstone projects. He also works part-time as a consulting data scientist and analyst and as an independent industrial short course instructor. Eric retired in 2014 after a 45-year career as an industrial statistician with Amoco and BP. He worked subsequently for 16 months as a contractor for Marathon Oil Company.
Eric has been a Fellow of the American Statistical Association since 1989. With ASA he has organized several technical programs, including the Association’s Annual Meeting, as well as serving as a section chair, committee chair, and member for several technical committees. His 25-year association with the journal Technometrics included 22 years as Book Reviews Editor and an honorary annual award in his name for best new book. More recently he has been active with the Data-Driven Analytics Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, organizing two technical programs, presenting papers at several technical meetings, and publishing in the SPE online library. Eric has 3 US Patents for solving petroleum engineering problems using data-driven models.
Eric was given the Distinguished Science Alumnus Award by Purdue University in 2016.
MS Analytics, Texas A&M University
BS Geography, Louisiana State University
A 20+ year veteran of Data, Database Administration, Programming (Started with BASIC on a VIC 20) and GIS/Remote Sensing. Currently, a Data Scientist and BI Architect for a Fortune 500 company in the Oil and Gas industry. In his spare time he enjoys traveling with his wife on mission trips and visiting Disneyland and Walt Disney World. He is a professional photographer as well.
MS Analytics, Texas A&M University
BBA Business Administration, St. Joseph’s College of Commerce (India)
Ronald has a global senior leadership background in driving business operations, executing operational strategies and deploying critical systems into multinational industries and market spaces. High-capacity management experience in multi-project delivery, change management, risk mitigation, process design and financial analysis in growth-oriented business environments. He enjoys playing tennis.