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Center for Analytics and Transformative Technologies

CATT 2021 Global Analytics Summit

Nov. 11 - 12, 2021. This conference will explore best practices and current research on effective, interpretable, and explainable AI.


MSBA Capstone Program

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


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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.

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

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

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

Explainable AI
CATT 2021 Global Analytics Summit
Nov. 11 - 12, 2021

Industry and academic experts will explore best practices and current research on effective, interpretable, and explainable AI. All registrants will receive a program booklet following the FREE online event. This event will not be recorded.

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Leadership and Staff

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Michael Sury

Managing Director, CATT

Program Director, MSBA/Financial Analytics; Faculty, Department of Finance


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Susan Broniarczyk

Associate Dean for Research

Faculty, Department of Marketing; CATT Steering Committee

Ben Fauber

Ben Fauber

Executive-in-Residence, Dell Technologies

Cesare Fracassi

Cesare Fracassi

Faculty Director, Blockchain Initiative

Faculty, Department of Finance

Dan Mitchell

Dan Mitchell

Research Director, CATT

Faculty, Department of IROM


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Kumar Muthuraman

Faculty Director, CATT

Faculty, Department of IROM


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Sheridan Titman

Chair, Department of Finance

Research Associate, NBER; CATT Steering Committee

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. 

Learn more about the GreatLearning certificate



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.