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Center for Analytics and Transformative Technologies

CATT Global Analytics Summit 2020

Join us November 19-20th


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MSBA Capstone Program

Fostering Collaborations between Industry and Students. Accepting 2020/2021 Corporate Applications for a Limited Time


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UT Selected to Lead the NSF AI Institute for Foundations of Machine Learning

MSBA Financial Analytics Program

A new rigorous training track within the MS in Business Analytics program. Corporate members interested in the Financial Analytics Advisory Council, reply here.

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About Us

The Center for Analytics and Transformative Technologies (CATT) serves as a forum to initiate dialogue and exchange ideas between academia and industry, foster collaborations on research, and develop applied projects that can engage industry executives, UT faculty, and students.

Our mission is to foster academic/industry research partnerships broadly in the areas of business analytics, data science, and transformative technologies.

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Special Events

2020 Analytics Summit

The CATT 2020 Analytics Summit’s theme is “Ethics in AI” and will feature prominent thought leaders from industry and academia discussing the ethical issues and challenges surrounding the implementation of artificial intelligence and big data.

View the 2020 Analytics Summit website

View the Conference Program Book

Leadership and Staff

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Michael Sury

Managing Director, Center for Analytics and Transformative Technologies


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Kumar Muthuraman

Faculty Director, Center for Analytics and Transformative Technologies


Dan Mitchell

Dan Mitchell

Research Director, Center for Analytics and Transformative Technologies


Ben Fauber

Ben Fauber

Executive-in-Residence, Dell Technologies

Cesare Fracassi

Cesare Fracassi

Faculty Director, Blockchain Initiative

Blockchain Initiative

The Blockchain Initiative at Texas McCombs has three main goals: (i) to support faculty and graduate students research on blockchain across colleges at the University of Texas at Austin; (ii) to teach students the main concepts related to blockchain, cryptocurrency, and digital payments; (iii) to be the hub of knowledge for external relations with industry practitioners, policymakers, and media.

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GreatLearning Certificate Program

The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business have partnered with GreatLearning to offer a certificate program in Data Science and Business Analytics. 

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The Center for Analytics and Transformative Technologies would like to thank our partner organizations:

Dell Technologies

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MSBA Capstones

CATT is proud to sponsor and facilitate the Capstone program as part of UT’s Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program.

Teams of MSBA graduate students are partnered with leading companies to investigate and work on current business problems. Students draw upon their intensive coursework in data science, programming, optimization, and finance to design and implement meaningful solutions for their partner companies. Notably, the work product is delivered to the partner company without fee.

Each year, CATT sponsors several faculty experts to mentor student teams and advise on certain Capstone projects.

The Capstone program truly represents a “win-win-win” for the industry, students, and the University. Indeed, some Capstone projects have sparked new, longer-term research collaborations between the industry and faculty.