NSPARC is a university research center at Mississippi State University that specializes in use-inspired research, data analytics, and software architecture and development.
NSPARC is home to experts across disciplines including sociology, economics, statistics, geosciences, mathematics, and computer science. We are a resource that connects the intellectual and scholarly vitality of a modern research university to organizations that need to gather, manage, and draw meaningful insights from data.
NSPARC has built a team with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Our research talent includes experts across disciplines including sociology, economics, statistics, geosciences, mathematics, and computer science. The analytical and methodological strength and diversity of our team and our inclusive model of collaboration makes us exceptional problem solvers for government, industry, and non-profit entities.
NSPARC is led by a team with a passion for data-driven research who have decades of academic and private sector research and administrative experience.
Dr. Steve Grice (sociology)
Dr. Mike Taquino (sociology)
deputy executive director and director of research
Mr. Martin Duclos (technology)
deputy executive director and director of software development
Mr. Corey Hancock (accounting)
associate director of administrative operations and planning
Dr. Yanbing Tang (statistics)
associate director of data, research, and analysis