Data Science Initiative with Packard Place Connecting Students with Industry

   June 14, 2018

UNC Charlotte’s Data Science Initiative (DSI) has announced a partnership with Packard Place, Charlotte’s largest community and co-working space, to provide a new satellite site for the University’s Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA) graduate programs. Students and faculty will be embedded in an entrepreneurial environment with direct access to startups, potential collaborators,...

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Analytics Frontiers 2019 - HOLD THE DATE!

   June 4, 2018

The Data Science Initiative will host its 2019 Analytics Frontiers Conference on March 27, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, NC. 

For updates and sponsorship information, please visit our Analytics Frontiers site:


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Head of UNC Charlotte's Data Science Initiative Running for President of Bosnia

   April 19, 2018

Mirsad Hadzikadic, executive director of analytical programs, is seeking the presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In a Charlotte Observer article, Hadzikadic, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, said he is running because "it is important to contribute to the country you owe so much to, especially when it is in trouble. Everyone must contribute. One cannot sit on the couch and expect...

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2018 Analytics Frontiers Conference Highlighted Charlotte as a Technology Hub

   March 29, 2018

Data analytics are vital for the success of projects in the Charlotte community ranging from exploring ways to reduce the energy costs of Uptown skyscrapers to finding new ways to offer technology classes to children in low-income neighborhoods. In service to those and similar projects, the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) at UNC Charlotte offers lucrative opportunities for future...

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Analytics Frontiers Conference 2018

   January 29, 2018

March 21, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton in Uptown Charlotte. Registration open! UNC Charlotte's Data Science Initiative will once again host the Analytics Frontiers Conference.  Building on last year's feedback, the event will be a full day of keynotes and speaker presentations. Keynote speakers include Susan Achin, an...

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Social Good 2018 Applications are Open

   December 13, 2017

Data Science for Social Good 2018 applications are open now.

Apply by January 31, 2018!

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Data Science Meets Veteran Student Success

   December 15, 2016

Business in Charlotte is booming – and it’s just where UNC Charlotte student Ray Xie wants to be. Since 2012, home closings in Charlotte have nearly tripled. Since 2014, the number of people employed here has risen by over 50,000. June 2016 alone brought in $1.6 billion in retail sales for the area.

Xie is enrolled in the Master’s in Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA) program,...

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DSI wins $4m NSF grant

   October 4, 2016

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $4 million grant to UNC Charlotte researchers to develop a multidisciplinary research program called Virtual Information Fabric Infrastructure (VIFI) that will create new ways to manage, use and share Big Data and analytic results

Ashit Talukder, director of the Charlotte...

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UNC Research Opportunities Initiative

   October 3, 2016

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DSI Inaugural "Analytics for Social Good Seed Grants "

   September 3, 2016

In early September of this year the Data Science Initiative (DSI), through the newly launched “Partnership for Social Good,” awarded two $20,000 grants to UNC Charlotte faculty and staff.  The purpose of the awards to provide start-up funds for new, innovative and interdisciplinary research, projects that engaged multiple colleges.  Several outstanding proposals were...

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