Dr. Michael Monticino

Dr. Michael Monticino is an accomplished professional with extensive experience in private industry and higher education. He has worked with a variety of private companies and government agencies, applying sophisticated analytics to obtain solutions to complex operational and management problems. He has also served in multiple roles as a university administrator.

He has worked as a consultant for the U.S. Navy, ABC Television, the Institute for Defense Analysis, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Argo Data Resources and Accenture to achieve tactical, operational and management solutions for clients. His areas of technical expertise include data analytics, machine learning, decision optimization, and operations research. After returning to UNT from the private sector, Dr. Monticino helped develop and is the founding chair of the Advanced Data Analytics. He also serves as the Founding Director of the UNT Interdisciplinary Program in Analytics and Computational Science, which includes an undergraduate Data Analytics certificate and an undergraduate certificate in Computational Science. He previously was President of Academic Analytics, LLC, guiding the company as a leading provider of business intelligence data and solutions for research universities. He also served as the UNT Vice President of Advancement, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of the Toulouse Graduate School.

Dr. Monticino has led numerous community engagement and economic development activities, including national security symposia, AI & data science summits, and technology conferences. He was founder and past chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Business University Roundtable, he is a mentor for the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, a member of the advisory board for the City of Irving Innovation Center, and a member of the Denton Innovation Group. He is a Professor of Mathematics at UNT and Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics at the UNT Health Science Center. Prior to joining UNT, he was an associate with Daniel H. Wagner Associates Inc., an operations research and software development consulting firm. He earned a bachelor’s degree (with highest honors) in mathematics from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Miami.