Jonathan H. Owen

Jonathan Owen

(Retired) Director, Advanced Analytics Center of Expertise Chief Scientist for OR/MS and Analytics General Motors, Chief Data & Analytics Office (CDAO)


BS ’92, MS ’93, PhD ’98


Jonathan H. Owen (retired) was Chief Scientist for OR/MS and Analytics, General Motors, and Director of GM’s Advanced Analytics Center of Expertise (AACE). In that role, he led strategic innovation activities for applied OR and analytics across diverse areas including revenue management, portfolio planning, vehicle technology selection and content optimization, supply chain and logistics, market demand modeling, and dealer effectiveness.

Jon’s contributions have been recognized by GM’s highest internal awards, as well as external awards from IISE, SME, and INFORMS. He was selected as an INFORMS Fellow in 2018 and as a Fellow of IISE in 2023. In addition to serving on several advisory boards, Jon served on the Board of Directors for MATHCOUNTS (, a non-profit organization that provides engaging math programs to middle school students of all ability levels to build confidence and improve attitudes about math and problem solving.