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Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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Pedro Ávila

Lecturer; Privacy Engineer, Google

Pedro Ávila has extensive experience understanding how analytics data and tools are applied to business problems in various industries. As an alumnus of Columbia's QMSS graduate program, Ávila is an advocate of using high-quality data for appropriate analyses to further relevant ethical research or solving interesting business problems, and presenting findings through compelling storytelling and visualizations.

In bad weather, Ávila enjoys hiking, reading, writing, and hot tea. In good weather, he likes hiking, sailing, and surfing.


  • M.A., Columbia University
  • B.S., California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo