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 7th Annual Meeting of Analytics Program Directors (MAPD) on April 15, 2023 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 2023, this is 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 7th consecutive year, there is NO COST to attend!
While the MAPD will take place prior to the 2023 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 2023 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference is an attractive option for anyone engaged in the business analytics arena.
Were you unable to join us last year for 2022 MAPD?
Download the 2022 MAPD Communique for a summary of last years meeting.
Have a Question?
For more information contact Bill Griffin, INFORMS.
2023 MAPD Planning Committee
Nick Freeman, University of Alabama, Chair 2023 MAPD
Cody Baldwin, University of Wisconsin
Goutam Chakraborty, Oklahoma State University
Alistar Erickson-Ludwig, Duke University
Robert McGrath, University of New Hampshire
Steve Moss, Georgia Southern University
Jennifer Ryan, University of Nebraska
Joe Wilck, Bucknell University
Bill Griffin, INFORMS Staff
Thank you to our generous sponsors. Without them, MAPD would not be possible!
Previous Program Attendees Include:
|Appalachian State University|
|College of William & Mary|
|Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University|
|Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Georgia Southern University|
|Kennesaw State University|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)|
|Michigan State University|
|North Carolina State University|
|Oklahoma State University|
|Penn State University|
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|Texas A&M University|
|University of Alabama|
|University of Arkansas|
|University of California, Davis|
|University of California, San Diego|
|University of Central Florida|
|University of Chicago|
|University of Dallas|
|University of Iowa|
|University of Kentucky|
|University of Miami|
|University of Michigan|
|University of Minnesota|
|University of Nebraska – Lincoln|
|University of New Hampshire|
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|University of North Carolina at Charlotte|
|University of North Carolina Wilmington|
|University of North Texas|
|University of Notre Dame|
|University of Tennessee|
|University of Tennessee Chattanooga|
|University of Texas at Dallas|
|University of Virginia|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Wake Forest University|
|Washington University in St. Louis|
|Wichita State University|
|Wisconsin School of Business|