Welcome to the Center for Analytics Research & Education

The mission of the Center for Analytics Research and Education (CARE) is to use analytics to promote positive behavioral change in the world and do "Analytics for Good”.  Specifically, CARE uses our skills and expertise in Big Data and Analytics to promote research and education in analytics that will lead to pro-social human behavioral change in the areas Sustainability, Education, Economic Development, HR Science, and Health & Wellness.

CARE members build on academic research through conferences and papers and applied projects, such as consulting and workshops. Faculty members also provide support to help internal and external systems through increasing the quantity and quality of data collection and analyses.

What is Analytics?

four types of analytics as a mountain, with descriptive at the base, building toward diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive at the summit

Although the answer to that question varies, analytics can be simply explained as a process by which information is turned into insights for decision making. As data is generated at an unprecedentedly rapid pace (an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day!), the ability to interpret this data effectively and efficiently is more important than ever before. By using various statistical and computational tools we can find the patterns behind the data, ask the best possible questions, and come up with the best insights. While this vast quantity of data can be daunting, the capabilities to sift through it have never been as good as they are right now, which is where CARE comes in. 

Learn more about big data and the four types of analytics.

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GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federally funded college access program designed to increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education immediately after high school.

GEAR UP employs research-based strategies through CARE to help improve college and career readiness
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The GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) initiative at ASU is a federally funded college access program...

Joseph Cazier outside the European Parliament at the start of BeeWeek 2018.

BeeWeek in Brussels from Joseph Cazier
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Last June the European Parliament hosted the seventh annual BeeWeek in Brussels, Belgium.

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