Bodily Bicentennial Professorship in Analytics

Bodily Bicentennial Professorship in Analytics - Faculty & Research

Bodily Bicentennial Professorship in Analytics

Expanding the Impact of Analytics

To succeed and thrive in the complex, connected world in which we live, today’s business minds and solution seekers are increasingly turning to analytics, data science and artificial intelligence applications for answers. Much of analytics has developed over four decades; it is not new. What is new is the immense amount and granularity of data, the pervasiveness and speed of computing power and the mobility of both. The ability of analysts and managers to harness these tools is ramping up and scalable. We now see probabilistic forecasting and modeling used everywhere, an overnight sensation from decades of development.

Today, decision makers rely on rapidly transforming analytics, the proliferation of data and advances in computing power to provide answers to a wide range of sophisticated issues. Darden aims to advance the field through its own faculty research and by launching the Bodily Bicentennial Professorship in Analytics. 

This position was created to honor the contributions of Sam Bodily, the John Tyler Professor Emeritus of Business Administration to the field of decision analysis.  


Darden is now accepting nominations for this chairholder. This visiting position will allow a leader in the field of analytics to step away from their normal activities and collaborate and share insights with the Darden and broader University of Virginia community. Full details of the assignment and how to apply are contained in the position announcement.

Analytics at Darden and UVA

The research environment associated with analytics at Darden and UVA is robust.  Darden analytics faculty and the new School of Data Science provide opportunities for joint work. The new Collaboratory for Applied Data Science in Business has recently launched between the two schools to foster team efforts on real-world challenges.

Have an Impact

The Bodily Professor in Analytics will have an opportunity along with others to build a library of published solutions for the betterment of the world. Darden is committed to amplifying the findings and output produced during this appointment to enhance business practices.