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Mathematical Sciences Professor Sam Woolford Receives Distinguished Science Alumni Award at Purdue University


Mathematical Sciences Professor Sam Woolford Receives Distinguished Science Alumni Award at Purdue University

This April, Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Center for Quantitative Analysis Sam Woolford returned to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana to speak on the topic of Business Analytics and the Opportunity for Applied Statisticians. The discussion explored the background and foundation of the new and developing field of Business Analytics and the implications that will follow. Following the discussion, Woolford received the 2013 Distinguished Science Alumni Award from the College of Science at Purdue University, an award that recognizes alumni for outstanding achievement in professional and related fields of endeavor.

Woolford completed both his Ph.D. and Master’s degree from Purdue University and his Bachelor of Science from Brown University. He has more than 20 years of consulting experience using business analytics to help clients solve complex problems, improve performance and enhance their competitive position. He has applied statistical methods and operations research to market research, litigation support, customer economics, operations analysis, performance metrics, modeling and simulation.

Prior to joining the faculty at Bentley, Professor Woolford held senior positions at Abt Associates Inc, KPMG LLP and Watson Wyatt Worldwide after serving on the faculty at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,200 full-time undergraduate, 82 part-time undergraduate, 1,000 graduate and 24 doctoral students. Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks Bentley among the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the country. The Princeton Review’s Annual Best Colleges Guide names Bentley number one in the nation for career services and internship opportunities. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education.


by Meredith Mason  January 31, 2017

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