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Data connects our world... but without analysis it's just a text message, a sales figure, a timestamp.
Analytics is the art of storytelling with data. It allows us to find meaning in data to make better decisions.

AACUW's mission is to teach you how to harness data to tell meaningful stories and take action.

What's Applied Analytics Club at UW (AACUW)?

First of all, we're NOT a business club. We're an analytics club! Our club focuses on three main disciplines:

Databases & Science
(CS & Informatics)

Having robust, scalable systems are vital to both data and computer scientists who construct complex models. These systems must be reliable and responsive to changes in data.

This is for me!

Modeling & Theory

Without economic theory and practice, businesses would be unable to forecast the impact of decisions. Economics explains outcomes and serves as the rudder of the business "ship".

I like this!


Today's rules of business are driven by data. Business leaders use analytics to identify opportunities, navigate risks, and grow their organizations.

I want more info!

Our core message: Data connects.

We are an analytics club that sees a problem with analytics. The problem is that all organizations use data but the data sources, the departments working with data, and the methods used to derive meaning from data are siloed and often lack collaboration. Computer and Data Scientists work to build both databases and complex models. Then, Economists create models (pulling data from databases and building further complex models) and incorporate economic theory to forecast outcomes. Finally, Management use these forecasts to make financial decisions. This process, while streamlined, prevents a consistent discussion/understanding of data and makes it impossible to view the entire “data ecosystem”. Segmentation through process “siloing” results in miscommunication and poor management decisions, which harms the organization. Data Scientists and Economists have a good grasp of bias in data, but often miss aspects that aren’t influenced by their discipline. For example, they might miss a qualitative factor only seen by a department that is customer-facing (i.e. sales, marketing). The lack of clear, “common-ground” communication and segmented processes result in poor analysis of the data, polluting the entire data ecosystem eventually making its way to a decision maker who will inadvertently harm the organization due to miscommunicated data and poor interpretation.

We believe each discipline should have a general understanding of how other disciplines talk about, create, secure, and make use of data. This, we hope, will aid future data operators and stewards in reducing the risk of errors and misuse in their organization’s use of data.

We understand this is a very large undertaking. We by no means intend to replace the skills taught in computer science, economics, management, or financial programs during our meetings. We instead plan to teach a high-level understanding of data and the ecosystem so that anyone who uses data can 1) “speak the language”, 2) understand the process and know the tools, 3) recognize potential dangers before it becomes an organizational crisis. Our mission is to connect the data disciplines using one holistic view of analytics. We hope to give members a good starting point in which to build their analytical skills and prepare for a career with data.

We aim to bridge the gap between business and the sciences.

What we offer


We'll teach you how to use analytic tools and provide the data to practice on.

Guest Speakers

We host top analytics professionals so you can learn more about the industrial environment.


Our events are meant to bring students interested in analytics together!

Case Projects

We work together to solve cases based on real-world business challenges.

The price of light is less than the cost of darkness.

Arthur C. Nielsen, Founder of Nielsen Holdings

AACUW Leadership


ishan mittra aacuw

Ishan Mittra


Senior, Economics

bianca su aacuw

Bianca Su

VP Online Network

Senior, Informatics

niranjanaa kannan aacuw

Niranjanaa Kannan

VP Outreach

Sophomore, Informatics

minh tran aacuw

Minh Tran

VP Workshops

Sophomore, Undecided

vy nguyen aacuw

Vy Nguyen

Online Network Officer

Sophomore, Statistics

phyllis chen aacuw

Phyllis Chen

Online Network Officer

Junior, Informatics

alison ho aacuw

Alison Ho

Online Network Officer

Sophomore, Economics

elizabeth bui aacuw

Elizabeth Bui

Outreach Officer
& DSDA Lead

Junior, (intended) Math/ ACMS

tianming huang (peter) aacuw

Tianming Huang (Peter)

Investing Team Leader

Junior, Math

arushi agarwal aacuw

Arushi Agarwal

Workshop Officer

Sophomore, Informatics

Club Advisors

Beth Blankespoor, Ph.D.

Professor of Accounting
Michael G. Foster School of Business

Stewart Pearson

Founder, Consilient Group LLC.
Former CCO, Wunderman.

Amin Sayedi, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing
Michael G. Foster School of Business

Nick Stoner

Consultant, Deloitte
Club Founder and Former President

The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.

John Sculley, Former CEO of Apple

Upcoming Events


Applied Analytics Club at UW Spring 2022 Event Calendar, Schedule

Stay up to date on all events by joining our mailing list here. [docs.google.com]

The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.

Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of HP

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