Mark Leung, Ph.D.
Ricardo Romo Ph.D. Endowed Professorship
The Ricardo Romo Ph.D. Endowed Professorship was established in 2010 by the university in honor of former UTSA President Dr. Ricardo Romo. The academic position is awarded to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and service to undergraduate students enrolled in the Honors College. The professorship is awarded to a new recipient every two years.

Mark Leung, Ph.D.

Ricardo Romo Ph.D. Endowed Professorship

Professor, Department of Management Science & Statistics

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Carlos Alvarez College of Business

Mark Leung’s research interests include machine learning and its applications, the design of artificial intelligence systems, data and predictive analytics, business forecasting, modeling of financial markets and trading, and machine-human interactions and decision making.

Leung has published multiple refereed book chapters and his research has been featured in academic journals such as Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, the European Journal of Operational Research, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the International Journal of Production Economics, Neural Computing and Applications, and the IEEE Internet of Things Journal. He has served on the editorial review board for Energies, the International Journal of Economics, Advances in Fuzzy Systems, and Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management, among others. 

Leung has been with UTSA for nearly 25 years, first joining the faculty in 1999. He currently serves as associate dean for undergraduate studies in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business and is former chair of the Department of Management Science & Statistics. He teaches undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in the areas of Pre-Ph.D. undergraduate research, supply chain and logistics management, production and service operations, and applied business statistics and quantitative methods. 

Outside of the classroom, Leung has worked to develop and experiment with new curricula and pedagogical designs to enhance experiential learning and critical thinking, especially for quantitative-oriented courses required for undergraduate business programs. Those platforms often include components of active learning, interactive engagement, co-curricular learning experiences, and service learning. He collaborates with various academic colleges and student success units across the university to advance the mission of improving the student experience and equity while achieving a higher success rate across the UTSA ecosystem.

He has also supported his students by serving on dissertation committees for several graduate students, working as an advisor for undergraduate students’ independent research projects, and sponsoring student clubs as a faculty advisor.

Leung has been a member of the UTSA Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars since 2013 and has received a multitude of awards for his teaching and service to students. He is a recipient of the Richard S. Howe Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, a two-time recipient of the University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award, a two-time recipient of the E. Lou Curry Teaching Award, and a four-time recipient of the All-Star Professor Award (for undergraduate and graduate levels). He also received the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2013—the highest teaching award in the UT System—and the UTSA Faculty Service to Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Award (Faculty Mentorship).

Leung earned his Ph.D. in operations management with a minor in decision sciences from Indiana University at Bloomington.