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Sam Ransbotham



Business Analytics


Sam Ransbotham is a Professor of Business Analytics. He teaches “Analytics in Practice” and “Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.” Ransbotham served as a senior editor at Information Systems Research, associate editor at Management Science, and academic contributing editor at MIT Sloan Management Review. He co-hosts the Me, Myself, and AI podcast about using artificial intelligence in business, available on all major platforms. 

The National Science Foundation awarded Sam an NSF CAREER Award, one of the NSF’s “most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty,” for his analytics-based research in security. INFORMS honored Sam with an  INFORMS ISS Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award, which recognizes “early career individuals who are on a path towards making outstanding intellectual contribution.” Sam earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, an MBA, and a doctorate, all from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before earning his doctorate, he founded a software company with a globally diverse client list, including the United Nations IAEA (Vienna), FAO (Rome), WHO (Geneva), and WMO (London). Since 2015, he has been an editor for MIT SMR’s Big Ideas initiatives, including Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy and Competing With Data & Analytics