Notable Alumni

Oliver Schabenberger

Oliver Schabenberger

Ph.D. Virginia Tech (Forestry), 1995
Former faculty member of the VT Statistics department

As COO and CTO, Oliver Schabenberger sets the technology direction for SAS and executes the company’s strategic direction and business priorities. He oversees multiple divisions within SAS, including R&D, Sales, Marketing, Information Technology and Customer Support, as well as divisions focused on solutions for IoT, financial risk management, and cloud. Schabenberger joined the SAS R&D Division in 2002 and was named CTO in 2016. 

Read our interview with Dr. Schabenberger.


Mahmoud Al-Said Mahmoud

Mahmoud Al-Said Mahmoud


Ph.D. Virginia Tech (Statistics), 2004

Dr. Mahmoud is currently Dean of Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University and is the youngest individual to attain this position. He currently serves on the editorial review board for Quality and Reliability Engineering International. In 2014, he was awarded the “Scientific Excellence in the Social Sciences Award” from Cairo University.

Read our interview with Dr. Mahmoud.


Come back in the coming months as we turn our spotlight many other notable alumni of the Virginia Tech statistics department.