BiographyDr. Andrew Banasiewicz is the Director of Data Science & Business Analytics programs at Merrimack College, a Professor of Business Analytics at Cambridge College, and the Founder and the Principal of Erudite Analytics, a data analytical consultancy focused on risk assessment. Formerly, he served as a full-time faculty at Boston University, and a part-time faculty at Providence College and Harvard University, as well as a visiting professor at Audencia Business School in France, Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia, and Tribhuvan University in Nepal. Before embarking on academic and consulting career, Dr. Banasiewicz spent nearly twenty years as an industry practitioner, most recently serving as a Director of Data Science for a global insurance company, and the Senior Vice President of Analytics for an insurance brokerage firm. His primary area of expertise encompasses research design, sampling, statistical data analyses, text mining, impact measurement, and analytic curriculum design; he has extensive, hands-on data analytical experience in a wide range of industries including energy, utilities, automotive, financial services, pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, gaming and hospitality. He is the author of four other analytics-focused books, in addition to multiple methodological journal articles and industry white papers. A frequent speaker at national and international professional meetings and conferences, including the bi-annual Global Risk Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Dr. Banasiewicz is also a Fellow of the Center for Evidence-Based Management and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Business Leadership, in addition to also serving as a member of the Board and the Chair of Professional Practices for the Society of Risk Management Consultants. Lastly, he is a certified scuba diver and a finisher of multiple marathon and Ironman triathlon races.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
business analytics, decision-making, organizational learning, business curriculum design, data science
endurance races, especially Ironman triathlons and marathons, scuba diving, hiking, travel
By: Andrew D Banasiewicz
Subjects: Information Science, Other
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