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Meet Spurthy Vupputuri, a May 2024 graduate of UNC Charlotte, whose path to data science was anything but conventional. From Guntur, India, her academic journey began with studying Philosophy and Economics. However, her passion for solving real-world problems through data analysis led her to pursue a master’s degree in Data Science and Business Analytics. Spurthy […]

In an era where data reigns supreme, its applications extend far beyond business and technology. Dr. Mirsad Hadzikadic‘s class “Data Science for Social Good” at UNC Charlotte stands as a testament to the transformative power of data analytics in tackling some of society’s most pressing issues. Through innovative approaches and interdisciplinary collaboration, students are leveraging […]

As the first School of Data Science in the Carolinas, UNC Charlotte is on the forefront of educating the most innovative, qualified professionals in North Carolina and beyond. Collectively, the school boasts nearly 1,000 alumni who are leaders in their fields. Meet a couple of women who are among the more than 750 students enrolled […]

Lara Kretschmer, from Berlin, Germany, is a shining example of ambition, resilience, and adaptability. Graduating in May 2024, Lara’s journey at UNC Charlotte has been marked by her dedication to both academics and athletics. As an undergraduate, Lara pursued a Bachelor of Science in Math for Business, with a minor in Data Science. Not only […]

Across a full day of thought-provoking discussion, collaboration and career development, UNC Charlotte’s Women in Data Science Conference convened a group of hundreds of industry professionals, corporate leaders and students invested in the same goal: increasing representation of women in the critical, rapidly growing field of data science. Organized by UNC Charlotte’s School of Data […]

Sohan Reddy, a Master’s student in Data Science and Business Analytics at UNC Charlotte, has left an indelible mark on the academic landscape. Expected to graduate in December 2023, Sohan is not just a diligent student but also an active participant in the university’s academic community.  As a teaching assistant for Dr. Monica Johar in […]

Richard Stern ’23, a native of Johannesburg, South Africa, now calls Charlotte home.  A senior data scientist with TIAA, Stern said a prior job sparked his interest in data science. “I recognized the immense potential of data science to drive insights and make informed decisions. The ability to extract valuable information from vast amounts of […]

Jeffrey Arnette, from Salemburg, NC, is an undergraduate student at UNC Charlotte majoring in Operations and Supply Chain Management with a minor in Management Information Systems and a certificate in Sports Analytics. Jeffrey chose UNC Charlotte for its renowned support for military veteran students and rising academic success in North Carolina. The allure of data […]

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 […]

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 […]

The School of Data Science at UNC Charlotte hosted an alumni gathering at Armored Cow Brewing on Friday, September 29, 2023. Over 100 former and current students made an appearance, showing how close the data science community remains even after graduation. The atmosphere buzzed with conversations on various topics; the relaxed environment made it easy […]

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 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 […]