Advanced Analytics Summit back for third time — online this time

Pitt’s third Advanced Analytics Summit on April 6 will focus on “Using Analytics to Promote Equity.”

This event originally was planned as an in-person meeting in October 2020, but was postponed and changed to a virtual event for April 2021. The plan is to return to an in-person conference in spring 2022.

The summit is open to all higher education officials and so far, nearly 200 people signed up for next month’s event. The idea behind the summits is to learn how advanced analytics can inform enrollment, retention and student outcomes.

The event will go from noon to 2 p.m. Find the full agenda here. Speakers include:

  • Patricia E. Beeson, Pitt professor of Economics and provost emeritus, on “Using Analytics to Promote Equity in Admissions”

  • Paul Dosal, vice president for Student Success, University of South Florida–Tampa Campus, on “Using Analytics to Promote Equity in Student Success”

  • Stephen Wisniewski, Pitt’s vice provost for Budget and Analytics, and Andrew Hannah, co-founder, Othot, Inc., on “Understanding the Implication of Bias in Analytics”

The event is free and those interested can register online through the University of Pittsburgh Events Calendar. The summit will be conducted as a Zoom webinar. After completing the registration, you will receive an email confirmation containing the event link and passcode. 

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Donna Sonnett, Office of the Provost–Data Analytics, via email at or by phone at 412-383-5619 by March 30.