Lab Leaders

The Lab’s big data ambitions are backed by a collection of world-class thinkers and leaders. Here’s our team.

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Murat Kristal

Director, Master of Business Analytics
Schulich School of Business
Ph.D (Operations, Technology and Innovation Management), University of North Carolina

Murat is an Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information, focusing his research on adaptive enterprise, agile manufacturing, management science – modeling and analysis, mass customization, statistical research methods in operations management and business analytics. He is the founding director of Master of Business Analytics at Schulich School of Business, York University.

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Shelby Austin

National Leader of Strategic Analytics
Deloitte

Shelby leads Deloitte Canada’s Artificial Intelligence offerings and also chairs the Global Innovation Council for Deloitte’s Financial Advisory practice. She has a proven track record of helping businesses drive significant growth through the use of technology and data-driven decision-making.

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Ian Scott

Chief Data Scientist
Deloitte
Ph.D. (Physics), Harvard University

Ian is responsible for leadership and delivery of advanced analytical projects for Deloitte in Canada and globally. His academic career includes professor and postdoctoral positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stanford University, and CERN (European Centre for Particle Physics Research in Geneva).

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Hjalmar Turesson

Deloitte Data Scientist
Schulich School of Business
Ph.D. (Neuroscience), Princeton University

Hjalmar's research straddles the line between natural and artificial intelligence, investigating the neural implementations and computational principles behind intelligence. Using methods spanning from in vivo to in silica, he has conducted basic research on semi-supervised learning, applied research in deep learning-based object tracking, machine learning applications for acoustic signals, and, more recently, blockchain and privacy-preserving machine learning on encrypted data. His research is published in top-tier scientific journals.

Thanks to...

The Lab is generously supported by the innovative organizations below.

We also have an invaluable group of advisors on our MBAN board, helping us stake a leadership position in the rapidly evolving field of analytics.