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Carlson Analytics Lab News

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Nonprofit Engages Carlson School Students for Data Analysis

Students from the Carlson Analytics Lab analyzed data to help Build Wealth MN better understand how different client characteristics and program activities lead to successful outcomes. 

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Ravi Bapna Honored with AIS Fellow Award

Professor Ravi Bapna is being honored with an AIS Fellow Award.

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Setting Students Up for Success

The Mounds View Public School District turned to the Carlson School’s Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program to help determine the effectiveness of the district's college readiness programs.

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Analytics in Action

The Carlson Analytics Lab and the MSBA program partner with Be The Match to reduce disparities among patients in need of life-saving treatments.

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Innovation Award Recognizes Lab

The Carlson School earned first place in the MidAmerican Business Deans Association (MABDA) Innovation Awards. The honor recognizes the value of experiential learning projects, including the analytics work our students do in collaboration with Carlson Analytics Lab partner companies.

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The Field Takes Notice of Lab Work

Our students' work for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation receives attention in the field of addiction recovery.

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Analyzing Addiction

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation turned to the Carlson Analytics Lab to help them analyze treatment data for insights that could help patients recovering from addiction.

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Carlson Analytics Lab Featured in Twin Cities Business

The article "How New Technology Helps in a Crisis" explores some of the ways Minnesota businesses are using technology amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The story features Carlson Analytics Lab clients.

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Four Ways Leaders Can Gain Value from AI and Advanced Analytics

To extract value, leaders need to develop a deeper understanding of human strengths and frailties, writes Ravi Bapna in Knowledge@Wharton.

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Carlson Analytics Students Get Creative at MinneMUDAC

Two Carlson School teams won top honors in the graduate division at MinneMUDAC, the analytics case competition organized by MinneAnalytics.

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Human Decisions in the Age of AI

Wharton's Kartik Hosanagar joined our own Ravi Bapna for a discussion on how AI and algorithms will shape the business world -- and how the decisions humans make now will have far-reaching effects.

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Demand for Business Analytics Talent "Insatiable"

Business Insider looks at the growing value of analytics skills and degrees.

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Carlson School Sees Growth in Business Analytics

The StarTribune profiled the growing MS in Business Analytics program.

MSBA Team Wins MinneMUDAC Case Competition

Analytics Students Win MinneMUDAC Case Competition

Creative data engineering helps team predict midterm voter turnout.

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Twin Cities Business Magazine on Analytics in Higher Ed

Story features the Carlson Analytics Lab and client Mall of America.

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Artificial Intelligence Gets Real

Carlson Analytics Lab Academic Director Ravi Bapna in Twin Cities Business Monthly:

"Machine learning is either about finding new and interesting patterns of association in your data, or about making predictions based on those patterns.”

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Using Analytics to Improve Customer Engagement

Carlson Analytics Lab work appears in this research report published by MIT Sloan Management Review.

Using Data Analytics as a Force for Good

Using Data Analytics as a Force for Good

Carlson Analytics Lab team uses data to help Hennepin County address homelessness.

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Accelerating Their Analytics Education

PwC Managing Director Doug Bond talked with analytics students about the importance of combining analysis with clear messaging at a case competition sponsored by PwC.

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Answering an Answer Plot Question

Land O' Lakes partnership with University of Minnesota students answers agriculture questions with data.

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Companies Partner with Business Analytics Students to Solve Real Problems with Data

Clients from Polaris, 3M, Land O' Lakes, Regis, and Carlson Wagonlit Travel talk about partnering with the Carlson Analytics Lab.

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Wi-Fi Network Powers Rich Data Collection at Mall of America

Mobile Sports Report published a story on the first collaboration between Mall of America and the Carlson Analytics Lab.

“We’re just at the beginning of being able to use all of this valuable data and translate it into actionable information,” said Janette Smrcka.

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Sun Country Airlines Engages Business Analytics Students to Decode Data

“Through this project, we gained interesting insights into our customers that we had suspected, but not had the time, tools, or resources to validate,” says Sun Country Airlines Senior Director of E-Commerce Michael Warnken. “The analytical skills these students brought to our project were tremendous.”

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