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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Marek Laskowski

Data Scientist
Schulich School of Business
Ph.D. (Computer Engineering), University of Manitoba

Marek developed a data-driven evidence-based decision support system for healthcare based on emergent AI while completing his Ph.D. In addition to teaching at the Lab, he will also be leading research in the blockchain space, specializing in “on-chain” analytics with high-fidelity Virtual and Augmented Reality visualization and knowledge translation.

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.