Center for Business Analytics Advisory Board

The Center for Business Analytics Advisory Board is comprised of successful alumni and friends of the Department of Applied Statistics and Operations Research. The Board draws upon their professional expertise to advise the Dean, Department Chair, and faculty on strategic planning, curricula, student mentorship, co-ops, job placement, career development, faculty engagement with industry, and alumni affairs. In addition, the Board promotes the Department by highlighting the achievements of faculty, students, and alumni in their professional network. The Board meets once or twice per year. Members are expected to attend meetings and be available to advise the Chair between meeting(s).

Members are selected by the Dean and Department Chair. Prospective members should send a resume and statement of interest to the Department Chair. See the highly successful business leaders who have already made the commitment to serve on the Center for Business Analytics Advisory Board.


Mr. Christoph Egel
Director - BIS Solution Design & Delivery
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.




Mr. Ravi Kandikonda
Vice President, Consumer Insights and Analytics
Comcast Cable
(Term – 2017-2020)



Ms. Malavika Melkote
Director, Analytics COE
Global Information Services
Owens Corning (Term – 2017-2020)

James Nestor

James Nester
Global Manufacturing and Engineering Service Delivery, Information Technology
(Term- 2015-2018)


Travis Vollmar
IT Manager, Data Science & Emerging Technologies
Marathon Petroleum
(Term- 2019-2022)