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Patrick Kao, Director of Decision Support and Business Intelligence

Patrick leads the SIRIS program, the DSS team, and develops strategies for reporting and analytics.

Jennifer Welden, Business Intelligence and Reporting Analyst

Jennifer utilizes her experience working with stakeholders across campus to solicit user feedback, meet reporting needs, and grow the reporting functionality of SIRIS.

Justin LindBusiness Intelligence Student Analytics Educator/Analyst

Justin's focus is on identifying unmet training needs across the campus community and working to improve SIRIS content and functionality.

Clara CarterBusiness Intelligence and Reporting Analyst

Clara is a business analyst working on many facets of the SIRIS ecosystem of reports. She is available to do custom training and consulting. Clara also leads the university-wide SIRIS Program Team which is tasked with charting the course of future reporting developments.

Janice Pang, Senior Business Intelligence and Reporting Analyst

Janice Pang joined the SIRIS team in 2015 as the primary designer for class, course, and instructor data. She’s also conducted training, written hundreds of definitions for the data dictionary, and still enjoys a good data puzzle.

Ryan Bungard, Senior Data Engineer

Ryan is a senior data engineer with experience in a broad range of IT and analytical responsibilities. He supports the faculty snapshot and student census processes, helps improve existing procedures, administers the acquisition of new data, and explores new technologies and methodologies to improve our analytical products.

Kathy Mahler, DSS Developer and Analyst

Kathy works with SIRIS on the academic and administrative org codes, leads the student census processes, and supports the Legacy DSS BI Dashboards. She is an expert on financial data including SUFIN Legacy and graduate student financial aid.




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SIRIS is a work-in-progress, and its development has been heavily shaped by outreach to and requests from stakeholders across the university. The first release of SIRIS was piloted by a group of early adopters, with participants representing all seven schools and several other business units across campus. We continue to rely on feedback from users to brainstorm new features, identify bugs or data discrepancies, and to vet future data releases.