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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 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 institutions […]

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 Academics 1. I am delighted to share that my co-authored […]

We’re wrapping up March with another Women’s Month alumni spotlight, featuring Kim Harris! General Information Academics College Experience

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 […]

I saw that a data science minor overlapped with my major at the time and I thought why not. 1212 was my first ever coding class, and I took it in the spring semester of my freshman year. I loved how I got to be creative and problem solve; there aren’t many other majors where you have that opportunity. It was always so satisfying to solve problems you had been working really hard on. I ended up enjoying all of my data science classes much more than my major classes, so I decided to switch.

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 […]

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 […]