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This summer, the nonprofit organization Strength In Numbers is offering its first round of camps at four locations across the country. This is the first free sports analytics summer camp to become available for high school juniors and seniors. The organization focuses on promoting diversity and closing the gap in the sports analytics industry, specifically […]

Sullivan Crouse is on track to becoming a member of the second class of undergraduates to receive a Bachelor’s in data science at UNC Charlotte. The School of Data Science celebrated its first graduating class this past May. Sullivan is the president of the undergraduate student organization, a group that is also being newly developed […]

Student Spotlight: Nancy Rios received her Master’s degree in Healthcare Informatics and Analytics last Friday and currently works as a Data Research Analyst at OrthoCarolina Research Institute. Why Data Science? I chose data science because I wanted to make an impact in healthcare. I took a quality improvement course in undergrad that introduced me to […]

As we take time to acknowledge some of our graduates this spring, it is always interesting to explore each students’ unique story of how he or she first became interested in data science. Dustin Ballentine of Greenville, SC has an interesting background; his career began in the U.S. Army where he spent eight years as […]

Jaime Cassell of Roanoke, VA will receive her master’s degree in Data Science and Business Analytics this month as a scholar athlete. Before coming to UNC Charlotte, she was on the Catawba College women’s golf team. The life of a student athlete is often described as being a full time job, but Jaime has always […]

Himadri Verma of Indore, India will graduate from the UNC Charlotte School of Data Science with a master’s degree in Health Informatics and Analytics after leaving behind her former career as a dentist. Her previous knowledge of biostatistics and experience in the healthcare industry laid a strong foundation when it came to understanding data, as […]

The School of Data Science at UNC Charlotte takes pride in regularly highlighting its students, especially as commencement is quickly approaching for graduate student Naomi Nikita Thammadi. Naomi, who earned her undergraduate degree in computer science from JNTU Hyderabad in India, will receive a master’s degree in Data Science and Business Analytics in just a […]

Abey T. Dessie, associate director of UNC Charlotte’s Levine Scholars Program, recently received the Myron G. Burney Award for Inclusion and Access. This honor, presented annually by the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling, recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact on the field of college admission counseling, with a focus on promoting […]

As we approach graduation, this is an excellent time to highlight one of the School of Data Science’s graduate students: Yash Patel. Yash has had many memorable experiences as a student of UNC Charlotte throughout six years of his educational journey. While earning his undergraduate degree in International Business at Charlotte, he participated as a […]

UNC Charlotte alumnus Zhenya Goncharov (DSBA ‘19), has put his career – and life – on hold to aid the people in his hometown of Irpin, Ukraine in their fight against the Russian Invasion. Like many other suburbs, Irpin, which is just a 17-mile drive from Kyiv across the strategically significant Irpin River, has become […]

The annual Analytics Frontiers Conference will be held at the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel and Conference Center on March 31. This is the largest data science conference in the region, attracting more than 500 thought leaders, scientists, and business executives from different industries and academia. Some of those industries include banking, retail, technology, and consulting. […]

Madlen Ivanova, an alumna of the School of Data Science at UNC Charlotte with a master’s degree in data science and business analytics, is a true representation of female leadership within her industry. Since earning her degree, Madlen has become an ambassador of Women in Data Science for the Charlotte region. WiDS originated at Stanford […]

While the NFL football season wraps up, it is important to highlight last year’s promotion of diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte’s annual Homecoming football game. Traditionally, a king and queen are announced each year, but last November’s game featured a “Golden Niner” instead. The Golden Niner was given a golden pick-axe instead of a […]

UNC Charlotte’s School of Data Science and the William States Lee College of Engineering have established a partnership that will benefit both students and faculty with collaborative initiatives and a cross-listed curriculum. A goal of this effort is to enhance engineering graduates’ knowledge and use of data analytics, which has become increasingly integral across the […]

Charlotte native Sunnya Hadavi joined the UNC Charlotte School of Data Science for spring 2022 as the school’s 100th undergraduate student. Hadavi believes data science is “a field with a lot of potential and is crucial in our changing world. People in the public and private sector utilize data to make informed decisions with positive […]

Doug Hague, founding executive director of the School of Data Science, has been appointed to the North Carolina Innovation Council by Sen. Phil Berger and the North Carolina General Assembly. Hague, who was selected as one of two academic representatives on the council, has experience in both industry and academia. Doug Hague Appointed to North […]

This month, Taylor Ferguson will make history as she continues to break barriers as a Black woman in data science. This week, Ferguson will become the first Black female to complete the Belk Scholars program, earning her bachelor’s degree in business analytics and Professional Science Master’s degree (PSM) in Data Science and Business Analytics in […]

This year has been one of wins for the UNC Charlotte 49ers tight end Ryan Carriere – both on and off the field. First, Carriere undeniably has many reasons to be proud of his academic career. He started in 2016 as a business major, then decided to instead study computer science. “I realized the technology […]