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Business Analytics Initiative Timeline

​NC State’s Business Analytics Initiative, located in the Poole College of Management, ​is the passion project of industry experts. The BAI offers cutting-edge education and research opportunities. Initiative programs are always expanding.

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Meet the Experts

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Leadership & Staff

Bill Rand

Executive Director

Rakesh Ravi

Chief Data Scientist

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Graduate Research Assistant

University Steering Committee

Vivek Ajmani

Teaching Assistant Professor

Sherry Fowler

Professor of Practice in Information Technology and Business Analytics

Donnie Hale

Lecturer in Business Analytics

Denis Pelletier

Associate Professor of Economics

Rishika Rishika

Associate Professor of Marketing

James Scalise

Professor of the Practice

Leigh Shamblin

Director of Leadership and Professor of Practice

Richard Warr

Associate Dean for Faculty and Research

Associated Research Faculty

Paul Mugge

Professor of Innovation