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Daniel Lütolf-Carroll

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Raised in Italy, Daniel’s academic preparation began at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zürich (ETHZ), where he studied physical chemistry and computer science, while working part time as an IT Systems Administrator. Daniel then attended Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, where he graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics. At Iona his research focused on the crystallization process of liquid surfactants with efforts centered around programming and customizing the tools for video capturing and analyzing of sample data.

During his senior year Daniel pursued an interest in computational chemistry that exposed him to the versatility of data analytics through the use of Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations. Wanting to deepen his skillset in data mining Daniel interned as an analyst at Cenciarini & Co, an Italian investment firm located in Milan, where he worked with datasets of over 100,000 points of client information. The most engaging project of the internship involved working with an on-site consultant and creating a custom VB system for optimizing transport delivery times and routes between a client's warehouses and nationwide pharmacies using GPS technology.

After graduating Daniel worked for Netspan AG, an independent Swiss cloud computing company, as an app developer and project manager, where he came to appreciate the relevance of formalizing user needs into data for product design success.

Daniel’s main interest is translating the challenges of theoretical problem solving into practical implications, and through that accomplishing about real world change. His experience has convinced him of the potential and value data analytics can have across all industries, and he is keen to realize that prospect through the MSiA program and collaborating with fellow peers.