Mathematics Students Gain Retail Analytics Experience Through Parker Avery Partnership

Podcast | September 27, 2022

In this episode of Talk Retail to Me, Tricia Gustin is joined by Parker Avery’s Chief Analytics Officer Sam Iosevich, along with Senior Analytics Consultant Scott Kirila and Professor Alex Iosevich from the University of Rochester mathematics department. This episode provides an insider’s view of the university’s STEM Tripods 2022 summer research program. The group discusses the “real world” retail industry experience the participating students received, Parker Avery’s hands-on involvement, as well as how the program continues to expand.

STEM for All is a month-long summer program during which participants from the university and other local colleges, as well as some high schools, work on intensive research projects outlined by billion-dollar, global companies. The Parker Avery Group’s analytics team has been deeply involved in these STEM programs for several years, and the team will continue its partnership with UR in future research programs.

To learn more and get involved in this growing program, please use the following links:

Parker Avery press release

2022 version of the STEM For All program:
https://people.math.rochester.edu/faculty/iosevich/stemforall2022.html

Ongoing undergraduate research program:
https://people.math.rochester.edu/faculty/iosevich/Fall2021DataScienceUndergradResearch.html

Research paper resulting from Tripods/StemForAll2022 (Alex and Scott are co-authors): https://arxiv.org/abs/2209.12079