Academic Advisory Board

College of Arts & Sciences

Mitsunori Ogihara

Secondary app'ts ECE, MMI, CoA, HGG
Director of Graduate Studies

(305) 284-2268 x2308
Dr. Mitsunori Ogihara joined the University of Miami in 2007 as Professor in the Department of Computer Science and as Program Director of the Big Data Analytics & Data Mining Program for the Center for Computational Science (now IDSC). More recently, he served as...

School of Architecture

Rodolphe el-Khoury

Dean, School of Architecture

(305) 284-9092
Rodolphe el-Khoury is Dean of the University of Miami School of Architecture. Before coming to UMSoA in July, 2014, he was Canada Research Chair and Director of Urban Design at the University of Toronto, Head of Architecture at California College of the Arts, and Associate Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has taught at Columbia...

School of Communication

Alberto Cairo

Associate Professor
Knight Chair in Visual Journalism, School of Communication
Director, Visualization, Data Communication & Information Design, IDSC

(305) 284-5350
Alberto Cairo joined the School of Communication in January 2012. He holds a BA in Journalism (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), and a Masters degree and a PhD from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain). He teaches courses on infographics, data visualization, and data journalism. Cairo has been described by Microsoft...

Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Sciences

Benjamin Kirtman

William R Middelthon III Endowed Chair of Earth Sciences
Director: Cooperative Institute for Marine & Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS)
Deputy Director: Frost Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC)
Program Director: IDSC Earth Systems

(305) 421-4046
Position and Research Expertise Ben Kirtman is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science. He uses atmosphere-ocean general circulation models to study the predictability and variability of the Earth’s climate system. Teaching and...

School of Education and Human Development

Soyeon Ahn


(305) 284-2929
Soyeon Ahn received her Ph.D. in Measurement and Quantitative Methods in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education at Michigan State University in 2008. She joined the EPS faculty in August, 2008. Ahn’s current research focuses on the application of the existing data analytic techniques in resolving the...

Miami Herbert Business School

Joseph Johnson

Assoc. Professor

(305) 284-1379
Dr. Joseph Johnson is Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Miami and member of the AI and Big Data Center at UM’s Institute for Data Sciences. At UM he teaches Marketing Analytics, New Product Development, Strategic Brand Management and a doctoral seminar on quantitative methods for marketing management. His...

Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing

Nick Tsinoremas

Vice Provost for Research Computing and Data
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Professor, Computer Science
Professor, Health Informatics
Director, Frost Institute for Data Science and Computing

(305) 284-4902
Nicholas F. Tsinoremas, PhD | Dr. Tsinoremas is the Vice Provost for Research Computing and Data and Founding Director of the University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing which was established to catalyze data-intensive research in fields ranging from medicine to earth sciences, urban planning, digital humanities, and business....