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Hailing from Atibaia/São Paulo, Brazil, Dayara Machado is an undergraduate at UNC Charlotte, majoring in Data Science with a minor in Statistics. Drawn to the vibrant Charlotte area and the university’s robust computer science program, she found the ideal match for her analytical mindset in Data Science. Scheduled to graduate in May 2024, Dayara is […]

Introducing Evan Smith from Davidson, NC, currently pursuing a major in Data Science and minors in Bioinformatics and Genomics at UNC Charlotte. A transfer student from Coastal Carolina University, Evan is set to graduate in the fall of 2025. Choosing UNC Charlotte was a strategic move for Evan, driven by the university’s exceptional data science […]

Anders Pierson is a graduate student at UNC Charlotte, pursuing a Master of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics, with an expected graduation date of May 2025. Originally from Waxhaw, North Carolina, he has a strong connection to the university due to his undergraduate years there. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science […]

Everyone has a place at Charlotte Originally from Harare, Zimbabwe, Michael Isheanesu Whacha is on a cultural journey. Pursuing an MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics at UNC Charlotte, he anticipates graduating in December 2024. Cultural Explorer and Hobbies Michael’s childhood in Zimbabwe ignited his fascination with diverse cultures. His travels, inspired by a […]

A recent Ethical Data Science summer course at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte garnered significant attention and praise for its innovative approach to teaching high school students. Organized as part of the Summer Ventures in Science and Math (SVSM) program, the course was offered exclusively at UNC Charlotte, setting it apart from other […]

On June 13th, thirty UNC Charlotte students stepped foot on the track of Michigan International Speedway to compete for the first time in the Formula SAE EV competition. These students were mechanical and electrical engineers and business and data science majors. We are incredibly proud of our two data science students, Rishabh Rovi and Franco […]

Kiran Augustin, a student in our Data Science and Business Analytics master’s program, has landed a unique summer internship working at a non-profit coffee shop, Creative Lab Coffee. The shop is located at Do Greater Charlotte, a non-profit facility that provides quality tools, a creative space and a nurturing community so that underserved and under-resourced […]

Iván Flores Martínez is a DSBA student and will be graduating next month! He has a long list of accomplishments under his belt already, and will continue his education over the next few months as he studies for his PhD in Public Policy! General Information Name: Iván Flores Martínez Hometown: México Major/Graduate Program: DSBA Master´s […]

We’re wrapping up March with another Women’s Month alumni spotlight, featuring Kim Harris! General Information Name: Kim Harris Major/Graduate Program: M.S. Health Informatics (2015) Year Graduated: Doctorate Business Administration (anticipated May 2023) Hobbies/Interests: Roller Skating, Reading, Games & Activities Academics Campus Connections: While obtaining my master’s degree at UNC Charlotte, I co-led department student networking […]

To honor Women’s History Month in March, we’re highlighting one of our female alumni! Esra Alshammari graduated from the School of Data Science at UNC Charlotte in 2017 with her Master’s degree in Data Science and Business Analytics. Esra also came to SDS as a Fulbright Scholar! During her time as a student, she was […]

Misha Ghosh has been a member of our Industry Board since its inception eight years ago. During his years spent working at MasterCard and Wells Fargo, he has acquired a plethora of knowledge around data analytics that can be applied towards many businesses’ decision making processes. How did you become involved in data analytics? Were […]

Fast Facts Name: Kaylee Delaney Hometown: Davidson, NC Major/Graduate Program: Bachelor’s in Data Science Minor: Mathematics Expected graduation date: May 2023 Hobbies/Interests: I love finding and watching old tv shows from the 50’s-80’s. I especially enjoy the murder mystery type shows, like Murder She Wrote or Columbo. College Experience Why did you choose UNC Charlotte? […]

Barry Turner is a linebacker for the 49ers at UNC Charlotte. He is also expecting to graduate with his master’s degree in Data Science and Business Analytics in December 2022. As a lover of both sports and math, Barry also participated in the sports analytics program by interning with multiple university teams. Check out the […]

Khabiyrul Gainey graduated in the spring of 2021 with a double master’s in Accounting and Data Science and Business Analytics. He also just welcomed a new baby boy, Khainur Millah Gainey, into the world a few weeks ago! What drew you to studying data science? While working on my undergraduate degree, I completed several internships […]

The beginning of the 2022-2023 academic year brought two of our students some positive news when they were awarded the IT Serve Alliance Scholarship. ITServe CSR (corporate social responsibility) supports underrepresented students interested in STEM careers by offering increased education, better resources, and greater financial help. ITServe supports students in continuing their education by offering […]

As we get closer to the start of the fall semester, the School of Data Science would like to welcome Alexandria Bynum as the new vice president of the School’s Student Council. Read more to learn about Alexandria and her plans for the coming school year! Hometown: Lincolnton, NC Degree program: Master’s in Data Science […]

As we get closer to the start of the fall semester, the School of Data Science would like to welcome Griffin Corriher as the new president of the School’s Student Council. Read more to learn about Griffin and his plans for the coming school year! Hometown: Salisbury, NC Degree program: Full-time DSBA student Favorite thing […]

Andrew Davis, a current graduate student in the Data Science and Business Analytics degree program at UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science, completed a twelve week volunteer project in May for the nonprofit organization Care Ring. This project involved developing strategies to increase brand awareness and cultivate donors on social media. Andrew combined his expertise […]