Wharton AI & Analytics for Business

Our programs connect industry with researchers and students with the goal of innovating the fields of AI and data analytics, fostering new relationships, and creating dynamic thought leadership.

Research Focus

AIAB’s research applies artificial intelligence and advanced analytics to transform and innovate business enterprises and support AI applications within academic disciplines that include human-AI collaboration.


AI Business Applications


AI Entrepreneurship


AI Ethics & Governance


AI Management

Announcement: Wharton AI & Analytics for Business

With the combination of two Wharton research entities, AI for Business and Wharton Customer Analytics, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is proud to announce the newly expanded Wharton AI and Analytics for Business (AIAB) program.

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Spring 2023 Analytics Accelerator: Student Application Due January 22

AIAB will host the 11th Analytics Accelerator during the spring 2023 semester. Students will be working with AIAB partners –  FOX Entertainment, Hearst, and Petco. The student application closes on January 22 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Fourth Annual WiDS @ Penn Conference

February 3, 2023 I Perry World House I University of Pennsylvania

The Wharton School and Penn Engineering are proud to host the fourth annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) @ Penn Conference on February 3, 2023. For the first time since the pandemic, attendees will join us on campus for in-person talks showcasing the latest advances in data science, speaker Q&A sessions, and networking opportunities.


New Dataset from Peru-Based Holding Company Now Available to Academic Researchers

Friday, February 24th at 3 p.m. EST | Zoom

Join AIAB on Friday, February 24th at 3 p.m. EST for a webinar to announce a new dataset available from Intercorp Peru, Ltd., with holdings in financial services, retail, healthcare, real estate, hospitality, education, and leisure and entertainment. Academic researchers are encouraged to attend to learn about the data, project plan, and timeline.


AIAB Identifies and Funds Promising AI-related Startups

As part of the Venture Lab Startup Challenge, Wharton AI & Analytics for Business helps to identify and fund promising AI-related startups. This year, a panel of six judges – ranging from esteemed AI faculty to industry experts – received pitches from a competitive field of student entrepreneurs at the University of Pennsylvania.


Harness the Power of Corporate Partnership

Our innovative partnership program transforms your business with analytics, leveraging the latest advances in machine learning and AI. Through tailored engagements with our global consortium of academics, students, and industry practitioners, Corporate Partners elevate their organizations through our Student and Faculty Research Projects.

Corporate Partners

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Online Modules

Develop your data analytics skill set at your own pace through a variety of free, self-guided online modules – open to all Penn undergraduate and graduate students. AIAB is committed to providing learning opportunities to students at all skill levels.

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Case Studies and White Papers

AIAB’s case studies and white papers showcase how our corporate partners have benefited through participating in our student and faculty research projects.

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In The News

Student Programming

Students Gain Skills, Experience, and Camaraderie During Spring 2022 Analytics Accelerator

Keeping Viewers Glued to Their Seats at the 2021 Analytics Accelerator

Customers of A Feather Engage Together: Using K-Means Clustering to Maximize Retention

Thought Leadership

Using Data Analytics as a Source for Change

Rethinking Analytics – Dealing with the K

What Does it Mean to Be a Courageous Leader? Ask Microsoft’s Kate Johnson

Featured Videos

WIDS @ Penn 2022 – Keynote Presentation with Michelle Peluso, Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, and Co-President of Retail at CVS Health.

Spring 2022 Analytics Accelerator – Wharton team helps newly merged Kimmel Center and Philadelphia Orchestra