Assistant Dean of Analytics Innovation, Director of CBA and MSBA
Dr. Haluk Demirkan is a Milgard Endowed Professor of Service Innovation and Business Analytics, and the Director of the Center for Business Analytics and Master of Science in Business Analytics at the Milgard School of Business, University of Washington Tacoma.
With 150+ publications and his 20+ years of professional experience, he has been advising more than 40 Fortune 500 companies in maximizing the return on companies’ resources by effectively implementing strategic data, analytics, cognitive and service-oriented technology & management solutions.
He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, an M.E. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Information Systems and Operations Management from the University of Florida.
Dr. Michael Helser manages the operations and programs in the Center for Business Analytics (CBA) at the Milgard School of Business, UW Tacoma. Michael is also on the faculty in the Data & Analytics Academy at UW Tacoma's Milgard Center for Business Analytics where he teaches in the Foundations for Data & Analytics program.
Heidi Norbjerg is the Advisor for the Master of Science in Business Analytics program and provides guidance and support to our MSBA students throughout their time in the program, from orientation to graduation.
Technical Program Manager at CBA | Instructor at Milgard Data & Analytics Academy | AWS Academy Accredited Educator
Merve is the Technical Program Manager of the Center for Business Analytics (CBA) at the Milgard School of Business. She manages the CBA Virtual Analytics Lab, identifies and implements technology solutions for higher education. Her teaching interests are in the areas of Data Analytics, Database Management, and Cloud Computing.
Cynthia DeHope is the Graduate Recruiter/Pre-Admissions Advisor for the Master of Science in Business Analytics program. She has worked in both public and private institutions of higher education in various roles since 2006. These include Program Director, Academic Advisor, and Financial Aid Counselor.
Business Analytics/Information Systems/Operations Management Faculty, Milgard School of Business, UW Tacoma
Sergio Davalos PhD
Associate Professor, Fellow for CBA
Dr. Sergio Davalos is an Associate Professor of Information Systems, and a member of the Center for Business Analytics, the Master of Science in Business Analytics Programs at the Milgard School of Business, and the Center for Data Science at the University of Washington Tacoma.
Dr. Luna Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Business Analytics and a member of the Center for Business Analytics and the Master of Science in Business Analytics Programs at the Milgard School of Business.