Richard Abelson


Dr. Richard Abelson, President & CEO of Statistics & Data Corporation (SDC), founded the company in November of 2005. Prior to SDC’s inception, Richard served on the Board of Directors of Ora, Inc. ( for over 10 years. Richard holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a focus on applied statistics, quality, and reliability engineering from Arizona State University (ASU), a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering focused in Operations Research and Production Systems (ASU) and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Industrial Engineering (ASU), and is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt. He is a member of DIA, ARVO and CDISC.