About Us

About Us

WE ARE MULTIDISCIPLINARY EXPERTS

The Big Data & Business Analytics Group is comprised of more than 70 faculty members and 50 research students from across the university who collaborate on big data and business analytics projects.

Our interdisciplinary research groups represent every School and College at Wayne State University. Utilizing various disciplinary backgrounds, our faculty and students come together to work on projects within six focus areas that cover the entire big data and analytics life cycle- from acquiring big data to extracting business value from it.

OUR RESEARCH

Learn more about the research and projects our members are doing.

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OUR GROUP'S MISSION

Our mission is to be a premier center of innovation in big data and business analytics with a strong focus on solving real-life business problems in active collaboration with regional industry, while leveraging core strengths and research interests of our team.

70

MEMBERS

100

PROJECTS

$ 50 M

FUNDING

MEMBER RESEARCH AREAS

Integration & Management

Finding solutions to address IT issues in managing the life cycle of data.

Methods & Techniques

Discovering new methods and techniques for exploring, analyzing, and visualizing large sets of data.

Value Management

Creating a value-framework for data, assessing, valuating, realizing, complying, securing, and sustaining the value of data,

Service Analytics

Innovating strategies to utilize the huge benefits of big data analytics in the service sector.

Healthcare Analytics

Assisting health care research & systems in finding ways to utilize massive amounts of complex data.

Auto & Defense Analytics

Leveraging our experience working with the automotive and defense sector to engage in new big data analytics projects.

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

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David Cinabro

Professor, Physics

Sorin Draghici

Professor, Computer Science

Patrick Gossman

Deputy CIO

Ming Dong

Professor, Computer Science
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Philip Levy

Professor, School of Medicine

Toni Somers

Professor, Management and Information Sciences

Ratna Babu Chinnam

Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering

Lyke Thompson

Director, Center for Urban Studies

UNIVERSITY STEERING COMMITTEE

Keith Whitfield

Provost

Stephen Lanier

VP of Research

Darren Hubbard

CIO, Associate VP, Computing & Information Technology

Heidi Coates

Assistant VP, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Robert Forsythe

Dean, School of Business

Stephanie Hartwell

DEAN, COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES

Linda Hazlett

Vice Dean of Research, School of Medicine

Farshad Fotouhi

Dean, College of Engineering