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People & Partners

These are the people and partners at the Carlson School of Management's Executive Education.

Ravi Bapna

Ravi Bapna

Curtis L. Carlson Chair Professor in Business Analytics and Information Systems

Associate Dean for Executive Education

Academic Director, Carlson Analytics Lab 

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Ellen Trader

Ellen Trader

Executive Director, Analytics for Good Institute

Managing Director, Carlson Analytics Lab


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Student Consultants

AGI is closely affiliated with the Carlson School's MS in Business Analytics program and the Carlson Analytics Lab. Graduate students in these programs study a broad range of data analysis techniques and apply them to real business problems. Skilled in exploratory data visualization, predictive analytics techniques, programming, data engineering, machine learning methods and more, Carlson analytics students are emerging data science professionals. Partner organizations can work with these talented students while supporting the programs' educational mission.

Winners of the exploratory analytics case with clients from Mall of America, from left: Utkarsh Khandelwal, Rachel Wolfe, Janette Smrcka and Phil MacDonald from Mall of America, Chelsea Hui Dong, John Arul Selvam, Bhuvan Oberoi, and Brian Spielman (MOA).