UCSD Opens New Center for Business Analytics

February 16, 2015

9:00 pm

Last week the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Rady School of Management announced the launch of a brand new center on campus. The Center for Business Analytics, as it’s been named, will serve as a platform for research and innovation in big data analysis for private businesses and public agencies.

It was dually announced that Urban Insights, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cubic Transportation Systems, will be the first corporate sponsor of the Center.

“The partnership and generous support Urban Insights is providing to the Rady School’s Center for Business Analytics will enable the advancement of innovative research and increase collaboration with businesses and public agencies,” says Karsten Hansen and On Amir, professors in the Rady Schoo. “Data analytics is revolutionizing the business world and the Center for Business Analytics will help prepare Rady’s graduate students to become leaders in this sector.”

Specifically, Urban Insights will offer big data tools and data science-based analytics to public transportation agencies, road authorities, and municipalities. What they gather in turn helps clients improve their own operations, reduce costs, and better serve travelers.

“It is a great honor to be associated with the new Center for Business Analytics. This furthers our commitment to the corporate citizenship that supports our communities and demonstrates our leadership in this area,” says Matt Cole, acting General Manager at Urban Insights and Executive VP at Cubic Transportation Systems.

According to both teams, the result of the partnership is a win-win situation that supports the mission to continue innovating technology products and services that bring ‘smart’ transportation to cities of the future. For the Rady Center for Business Analytics, the collaboration will provide MBA students access to Urban Insights’ transportation clients to engage them in project work that fulfills course requirements and encourages interest in public transportation as a career direction.


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