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Your job is to help cultivate the data analytics leaders of tomorrow. What keeps you up at night? What are the most pressing needs for your program? Your colleagues at universities around the world probably have the same concerns and face similar challenges. The INFORMS Meeting of Analytics Program Directors (MAPD) has become the event for connecting and collaborating with colleagues in the field. Join us for the 6th Annual Meeting of Analytics Program Directors on April 2, 2022 where Analytics Program Directors from around the globe will engage with one another to tackle the issues that impact their programs.

What to Expect From the Meeting

The MAPD is a one of kind meeting where program directors have a unique opportunity to meet and discuss relevant trends, challenges, pain points, best (and worst) ways to run an analytics program. The meeting includes programs directors of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs. This year, we will be discussing how analytics programs have evolved since the first programs launched in 2007. We will discuss what has changed, what needs to change, and how we should be thinking about change. We will be addressing a wide range of questions that we all face – what skills do our students need to be successful after graduation? How should we be thinking about ethics and fairness in machine learning? What is the best way to engage in an interdisciplinary environment? What does a dissertation or thesis in analytics/data science look like? How do we navigate issues related to intellectual property and confidentiality when collaborating with the private sector?

If you only attend one conference in 2022, this will be the one you should attend! The meeting will be laser focused on the issues that are relevant to you and your program. And for the 6th consecutive year, there is NO COST to attend!

While the MAPD will take place prior to the 2022 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference, attendees will not be required to attend the Analytics Conference. However, with leading analytics professionals and industry experts coming together to share, learn, and network, the 2022 Analytics Conference is an attractive option for anyone engaged in the business analytics arena.

Meeting Details

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
Time: 9am-5pm
Format: In-person
Cost: Free
Who: Program Directors, faculty and administrators of analytics and OR programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral level.

Should You Attend? Yes!

2021 MAPD Attendees

2021 MAPD Attendees

Got a Question?

For more information contact Bill Griffin, INFORMS.

2022 MAPD Sponsors

Premier Sponsor


Outreach Sponsor


Event Sponsor

JMP, a division of SAS

Contributing Sponsor


A Generous Anonymous Donor

2022 MAPD Organizing Committee

Jennifer Lewis Priestley, Chair, Kennesaw State University
Cody Baldwin, University of Wisconsin
Goutam Chakraborty, Oklahoma State University
Myra Gonzalez, Texas A&M
Steven Hill, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Robert McGrath, University of New Hampshire
Steve Moss, Georgia Southern University
Jennifer Ryan, University of Nebraska
Giada Tridello-Mattern, MIT
Joe Wilck, William and Mary
Matt Bailey, Past Chair, Bucknell
Harish Krishnan, Past Chair, University of British Columbia


Bill Griffin