Advanced Applied Analytics Center
The innovative Advanced Applied Analytics Center (AAAC) supports the broadening of the relationship between analytics, research, and the solution of real-world problems. It is designed to be “a regional beacon for analytics,” according to Richard Glass, Ph.D., professor of computer information systems. Glass and Alan Olinsky, Ph.D., professor of mathematics and computer information systems, are the center’s co-founding directors.
The Center is a hub of professional collaboration and a strategic resource for businesses and organizations that increasingly rely on analysis of big data to make effective decisions. It also is home to the University's applied analytics program, a multidisciplinary concentration that provides students with skills in integrating technology and analytical methods. Building on Bryant's core strengths, the program is one of the very few in the nation offered at the undergraduate level.
The AAAC sponsored its first Analytics Symposium March 20, 2013, on the Bryant campus. Featured speakers were Dean and Professor of Statistics J. Michael Hardin, Ph.D., Culverhouse College of Commerce, University of Alabama, and Jennifer Serventi, senior program officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C.
"Analytics is a 21 st century, Information-Age critical organizational function that can make or break any endeavor," says Vice President for Academic Affairs and University Professor José-Marie Griffiths. "Bryant’s program of study in Applied Analytics will generate highly qualified professionals to meet the growing needs of enterprises around the world.”