Our Team

Aric LaBarr, Ph.D.

Director and Senior Scientist

Dr. Aric LaBarr is passionate about helping people solve challenges using their data. He mentors a team of data scientists to work closely with clients and partners to solve problems in predictive modeling, advanced analytics, forecasting, and risk management. 

Prior to joining Elder Research, Aric was a faculty member at the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University, the nation's first master of science in analytics degree program.  There he helped design the innovative program to prepare a modern work force to wisely communicate and handle a data-driven future.  Dr. Labarr developed and taught courses in statistics, mathematics, finance, risk management, and operations research, where his focus was to teach, mentor, and consult with students and businesses on modern techniques for making data-driven decisions.

Aric holds a Ph.D. in Statistics with a minor in Economics, an M.S. in Statistics, and B.S. degrees in Statistics and Economics — all from North Carolina State University.  Aric likes spending time with his family, reading, and playing sports - mostly basketball and tennis/squash.