David Han, Ph.D.
Alvarez College of Business Faculty Leadership Fellowship

David Han, Ph.D.

Alvarez College of Business Faculty Leadership Fellowship

Associate Professor, Management Science and Statistics

David Han’s research interests include statistical modeling, data science and data analytics, operations research in the areas of reliability, survival analysis, lifetime and degradation analyses, predictive maintenance planning with applications to healthcare, biomedicine, chemometrics, cybersecurity, renewable energy and industrial engineering.

His research has appeared in numerous refereed academic journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Naval Research Logistics, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, and the Journal of Statistical Planning & Inference. He has also worked as a peer reviewer for multiple academic journals and is the associate editor for Quality Engineering.  

Han is a fellow with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and a senior fellow with the Air Force Research Lab. He has also been a senior fellow with the U.S. Office of Naval Research Faculty Research Program since 2017.

Han has taught physical, statistical and mathematical sciences for over two decades, and he has been frequently recognized for his leadership in the classroom. His past awards include the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the UTSA President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence, and the Alvarez College of Business Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. He is also a recipient of the college’s Dean’s Research Excellence Award.

Han has been involved in numerous committees since joining UTSA in 2009. He currently serves as chair and coordinator of the statistics and data science undergraduate program. He is also a member of the UTSA Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS), co-chairing the ADTS & Academic Innovation STAR teaching awards. He also served as president and vice president of the American Statistical Association’s San Antonio Chapter for two consecutive terms.

Han earned his doctorate in statistics from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.