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Center for Research and Analytics

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

About Us

The Center for Research and Analytics (CRA) fosters interaction and collaboration among faculty, industry leaders, and students to understand and address significant business problems of value to both industry and academia. The center was created in collaboration with USAA to serve as the primary hub for research at the school.

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Center Activities: UT-USAA Research workshop

Texas Analytics Summit 2018

The Texas Analytics Summit 2018 took place September 27-28 at Rowling Hall. Many thanks to the experts from across the country who came to speak on the powerful new ways our use of data is shaping industry, commerce, and communication.

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Leadership and Staff

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Kumar Muthuraman

Faculty Director, Center for Research and Analytics


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Granger Huntress

Managing Director, Center for Research and Analytics


Cesare Fracassi

Cesare Fracassi

Faculty Director, Blockchain Initiative

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Igor Frolow

Executive-in-Residence, USAA

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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The Center for Research and Analytics would like to thank our partner organization: