Dr. Daniele Micci-Barreca brings over 20 years of experience in applied Data Mining and advanced analytic solutions, with particular emphasis in fraud detection and compliance applications. Throughout his career, he has helped major Fortune 500 organizations and government agencies achieve higher levels of operational efficiency, reduce losses and gain data insight by leveraging advanced analytics.
Prior to founding Elite Analytics Dr. Micci-Barreca served as Director of Data Mining and then Sr. Director of Fraud Solutions at ClearCommerce Corporation, an industry leader in electronic payment processing and fraud detection. At ClearCommerce he was instrumental is developing one of the most advanced commercial solutions for e-commerce fraud detection. He also provided risk management consulting and analytical services to key clients.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Micci-Barreca held various consulting positions at Intelligent Technologies Corporation, NeoVista Software and Epsilon, servicing a roster of customers, which includes Wal-Mart, Ford Motor Company and the State of Texas. Dr. Micci-Barreca holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive and Neural Systems from Boston University and a Master in Computer Science from the University of Houston.
Ph.D. – Founding Partner
Dr. Satheesh Ramachandran brings over two decades of experience base in the design, development and deployment of statistical and data mining systems for a diverse set of verticals. The verticals include financial services, banking, healthcare, airlines, hospitality, and tax administration. Prior to cofounding Elite Analytics, Dr. Ramachandran led data mining efforts at Sabre Corporation, Knowledge Based Systems Inc., Providian Financial, and IBM. In all these organizations, he has played pivotal roles both in consulting engagements, as well as in product development.
His consulting engagements have included major fortune 500 companies and innovative e-commerce entities such as Bank of America, U.S. West, Fleet Financial, American Airlines and Medigenesis. Dr. Ramachandran has also served as principal investigator for multiple research and innovation projects sponsored by government agencies such as the Department of Defense and NASA. His thought leadership in these research and development engagements has produced measurable ROI for clients, both in the public and private sector.
Dr. Ramachandran holds a M.S and Ph.D. in Operations Research from Texas A&M University, and a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology. He is an active participant in the data and text mining research community and is a frequent presenter at various conferences.
Ph.D. – Founding Partner
Mr. Patterson has over 30 years of experience in defining, leading and executing complex software projects. He has citable expertise in project management, business analysis, data analysis, IT consulting, product management, account management, and software engineering. Mr. Patterson’s analytical background includes practice director for the application of data mining in auto warranty compliance for clients such as Ford Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Motor Company.
Prior to joining Elite Analytics, Mr. Patterson was founder and principal consultant at ITP3 Enterprises, where he performed strategic and IT consulting in state government, healthcare and financial services industries. Over his career, Mr. Patterson has held leadership positions in software consulting and software product companies covering a diverse set of technologies and domains including business process management (BPM), customer relationship management (CRM), retail, manufacturing, and healthcare.
Mr. Patterson holds a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has taught project management and software engineering courses at the University of Texas and St. Edwards University.