Elder Research is a recognized leader in the science, practice, and technology of advanced analytics. We partner with commercial clients and government agencies to develop custom analytical models, powerful text mining tools, and data visualization to provide actionable solutions to real business problems.

Our Mission

To revolutionize the delivery of innovative analytic solutions enabling our clients and employees to succeed.


We enable organizations to successfully extract value from their data and resources by delivering
strategy, training, and analytic solutions.

Why Elder Research?

We take an interdisciplinary approach to predictive analytics consulting, drawing from cutting-edge academic research and decades of successful experience in the engineering, finance, statistics, and software development fields. We value creativity, engagement, and organizational understanding as well as technical expertise. We are constantly learning, and it is the quality of our people as much as the power of our analytics solutions that delivers value for our clients.


Elder Research is the most experienced consultancy specializing in data science and text analytics solutions. We create a sustainable competitive advantage for clients by combining creative people, proven systems engineering, and custom software to deliver actionable solutions that transform data into value. Elder Research can provide analytics consulting support throughout the journey—from training and mentoring, to creating stand-alone analytic solutions, to helping build the capacity to develop solutions in-house.  We solve business problems as well as data problems. 

Founded in 1995 by Dr. John Elder, Elder Research is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, with offices in Washington DC, Baltimore, Maryland, and Raleigh, North Carolina.

Our commercial experience includes analytic engagements for industry leaders such as Capital One, Solidworks, Hewlett-Packard, British Petroleum, GEICO, John Hancock, Oppenheimer Funds, Target, nTelos, DentaQuest and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. Our experience in consulting with the federal government includes multi-year contracts to provide analytics services to many agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security Administration, the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, and others. Our contract vehicles with the General Services Administration (GSA) make Elder Research a preferred vendor for many government organizations. 

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