Thulasi Kumar

University Technology Leader of the Year

Thulasi Kumar is the associate vice provost for analytics and institutional effectiveness at Virginia Tech. Throughout his tenure in higher education, and specifically in institutional research, Kumar has embedded analytics into reporting and decision making for institutions across the country. At Virginia Tech, Kumar’s team is focused on putting data in the hands of decision-makers across campus through their analytics portal known as the “University Data Commons.” With an innovative eye for moving beyond dashboarding and utilizing predictive analytics, the Institution Research team at Virginia Tech is using cloud infrastructure to modernize and scale at the university.

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