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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 4th Annual Meeting of Analytics Program Directors (MAPD) on April 9, 2021 where Analytics Program Directors from around the globe will:

  • Hear from experts on integrating AI into program curriculum.
  • Engage an industry panel with representatives from healthcare, aerospace/defense, transportation, and other industries.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on the “new normal” as schools move forward in a post-pandemic world.

What to Expect From the Meeting

The Meeting of Analytics Program Directors (MAPD) is designed to provide program directors of analytics programs with a forum for discussion, networking, and the sharing of best practices. While master’s level programs are the majority, this meeting is open to program directors representing bachelor’s and doctoral level programs as well. The goal is to provide a platform for the types of exchanges that will raise the bar for all analytics programs and ultimately lead to better outcomes for students and the industries they serve. Additionally, by supporting this emerging cadre of academics who lead analytics programs, INFORMS hopes that MAPD will help foster new ideas and energy going forward.

While the MAPD will take place prior to the 2021 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 2021 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference is an attractive option for anyone engaged in the business analytics arena.

Meeting Details

Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Time: 12noon-4pm
Format: Virtual (Zoom)
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!

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Got a Question?

For more information contact Bill Griffin, INFORMS.

2021 MAPD Organizing Committee

Harish Krishnan, Co-Chair, University of British Columbia
Matt Bailey, Co-Chair, Bucknell University
Sharif Melouk, University of Alabama
Michael Fry, University of Cincinnati
Andrew Urbaczewski, University of Denver
Myra Gonzalez, Texas A&M University
Chris Solo, Penn State University
Chester Chambers, Johns Hopkins University
Jennifer Priestley, Kennesaw State University 

INFORMS Staff

Bill Griffin