Experts on Data Analytics

Broadly speaking, data analytics, a field within data science, involves the processing of raw data to search for patterns and trends. The tools of analytics can be used to answer questions, to explore current and historical patterns, and to make predictions about future trends. When applied to massive data sets, known as big data, data analytics has become a powerful tool with many industries, including economics and finance, medicine and healthcare, and the social sciences. WPI experts on data analytics have used its techniques to research human trafficking and disrupt wildlife trafficking, to combat misinformation online, and to screen voice recordings for signs of depression.

Gregory S. Fischer
  • Professor Robotics Engineering
Professor Fischer develops surgical robotics, including MRI-compatible robotic devices for enhancing cancer diagnosis, add intelligent automation to telesurgery, and develop assistive robotics, including socially assistive robots and wearable physically ... View Profile
Renata Konrad
Renata Konrad
  • Associate Professor The Business School
Professor Konrad recently returned from a Fulbright scholarship in Lviv, Ukraine, where she exchanged offices and homes with a professor at a Ukrainian university. She studies the application of industrial engineering and mathematical knowledge. ... View Profile
Yanhua Li
  • Associate Professor Computer Science
Professor Li's research interests are in analyzing, understanding, and making sense of big data generated from various complex networks in many contexts, including urban network analysis, large-scale network data sampling, measurement, online social beh ... View Profile
Elke A. Rundensteiner
  • Professor, Computer Science, Program Head, Data Science Computer Science
Professor Rundensteiner's research focuses on how to make use of data and information in an effective manner, towards achieving goals in business, scientific discovery, and digital health. ... View Profile
Diane M. Strong
  • Professor & Department Head The Business School
Professor Strong focuses on how business, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations can best use computing technologies, such as database systems, electronic health records systems, and mobile apps. ... View Profile
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Andrew C Trapp
  • Professor The Business School
Prof. Trapp's research areas include placement optimization in refugee resettlement, human trafficking, and foster care. Given the recent events on the United States southern border and across the world he can provide insight into the following: ... View Profile