Nth-Degree Analytics, LLC was launched in 2002, primarily serving governments and non-profits, with a particular emphasis on healthcare.
As the company grew, corporate clients attained a larger share of company’s business, and Nth-Degree Analytics II, Inc. was spun off in January 2008 to better serve this sector. Today, both companies continue to thrive, although most administrative duties are now performed under Nth-Degree Analytics II, Inc. The name "Nth-Degree Analytics" is used in casual context by both companies, but there’s little confusion and no problem, since the people in the two companies are largely the same.
Greg D. Adams, PhD President
Dr. Adams left his faculty appointment at Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Social & Decision Sciences a multi-disciplinary powerhouse known for advances in behavioral economics and complex dynamic systems to co-found Nth-Degree in 2002. Prior to going to the private sector, Dr. Adams had also held post-doctoral research positions at Harvard University and at the University of Michigan, where he served a two-year stint as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy. In addition to academic and private sector venues, his work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and on MSNBC.
A native Montanan, Dr. Adams was one of the first to take up snowboarding back in the age before boards had metal edges or bindings that actually worked and he continues to board when he gets the chance. He also enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and rooting for the Steelers.
Dr. Adams received his doctoral degree from the University of Iowa and his bachelor’s from Rice University.
Tim Amato, PhD Chief Executive Officer
Prior to his private sector career, Dr. Amato taught research methods and graduate econometrics at the University of Iowa, University of Washington, and University of Rochester. As a private sector researcher he has worked for eBay, Sun Microsystems, and Kaiser Permanente, among others. Dr. Amato excels in dynamic models and forecasting, customer scoring models, cumulative hazard models, and situations where assumptions of normality or independence are not sustained.
Dr. Amato received his doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his bachelor’s from Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand).
Dr. Amato is a skilled culinary artist and avid wine enthusiast who tours wineries on a regular basis (it is no coincidence that he resides in California’s North Bay). Matching these passions with a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Amato is also a devoted runner.
Kumar Dandapani Managing Director
Prior to joining Nth-Degree, Mr. Dandapani was a trader and quantitative researcher at Evolution Capital Management and Cornerstone Trading Company. Prior to his career in financial services, Mr. Dandapani was a member of the Engineering Leadership Development Program at Lockheed Martin.
Mr. Dandapani received dual undergraduate degrees in computer engineering and social & decision sciences from Carnegie Mellon University and holds a masters in science in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.