Department of Statistics Operations and Management Science News

Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Teaching at Honors Banquet


At last week’s Honor’s Banquet, several faculty members were recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Award by Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. The recipents were Mark Dekay, an associate professor of architecture; Lois Presser, an associate professor of sociology; Andrew Sherfy, a lecturer in biosystems engineering and soil science; and Brian Stevens, a lecturer in statistics, operations, and management science.

Forbes: Are Degrees In Big Data A Fad Or A Fast Track To Career Success?

As tuition costs continue to climb and post-graduation employment remains stagnant, canny would-be college students turn an eye to evaluating which degree programs will provide the best return on their educational investment in the form of a solid shot at landing a secure position after picking up their diploma. Forbes Magazine highlights UT’s business analytics

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Data Informed: University of Tenn. Puts Value on Internships, Analytics Jobs Follow

Like many enterprises eager to turn growing volumes of customer data into actionable business knowledge, Regal Entertainment Group faced the challenge of finding data analysts to do the job. Regal last year hired students from UT’s business analytics master’s program who have provided invaluable help in analyzing transactional data from Regal’s customer loyalty program. The publication,

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InformationWeek: Business Analytics Program is Among Nation’s Top 20

The UT Master of Business Analytics program is one of the nation’s top 20 programs in big data analytics, according to a recently released ranking from InformationWeek magazine. InformationWeek looked at big data analytics programs within colleges of business, computer science, and engineering across North America. The top programs were not individually ranked.

Professor: Business Analytics Transforms Shopping During Holidays and Beyond

You may think you scored a great Black Friday or Cyber Monday deal—and perhaps you did. But you’ve also told retailers a lot about your shopping habits and how they can get your future business. The booming world of business analytics is boosting profits for online and brick-and-mortar retailers. But the same tools are also helping consumers as they research and seek to make smarter purchases, said Robert Mee, a professor at UT.

UT to Host National Business Analytics Conference Oct. 11-12

Business professionals looking to use data and modeling to achieve a competitive edge for their organizations are invited to attend a two-day conference at UT, on the rapidly growing field of business analytics. The national conference, Business Analytics as a Growth Strategy, will be held October 11-12. It will provide business analytics sales and marketing knowledge imperative for top management.

UT Program Hits Home Run with Business Analytics Specialty

The new motion picture Moneyball tells the story of how a general manager uses modern-day analytics and statistics to change the age-old tradition of baseball. The results were millions of dollars in savings and five trips to the playoffs. This is the power of “business analytics.” It is the focus of coursework being offered in the College of Business Administration’s Department of Statistics, Operations and Management Science at UT Knoxville.