about us

Vector Analytics (previously known as Vector Strategy) uses machine learning models, artificial intelligence, and data visualization to fuse insight that has been gathered from multiple, disconnected, unstructured, big data sets. 


We focus on synthesizing elements of intelligence related to technology, product development, innovation, and scientific discovery to provide scientometrics, patent analytics, impact assessments, and commercialization metrics.


Organizations in the defense, aerospace, and high tech materials industries, as well as consulting firms and SaaS platforms that thrive on data fusion, use our solutions to benchmark their innovation and R&D activities, discover emerging technology trends, realign their product and technology development strategies, value their acquisitions, and find technology and business development partners. 


Vector Analytics has established experience succinctly communicating analysis and market research to major corporations. Alcoa, Arcelor Mittal, BAE Systems, DSM Dyneema, DuPont, Honeywell, Owens Corning, Saint Gobain, and the US Department of Defense are among the organizations that have turned to Vector Analytics for insight.


Vector Analytics, Inc. is an S-corporation registered in the state of North Carolina. We are eligible for, and participate in, the Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program under the following NAICS:


  • 511210 – Software Publishers
  • 518210 – Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
  • 541511 - Custom Computer Programming Services
  • 541618 – Other Management Consulting Services  
  • 541690 - Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
  • 541715 - R&D in Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
  • 541910 – Market Research and Public Opinion Polling


Our SAM registration is active and lists the above NAICS. You can confirm our WOSB certification (and documentation) at the SBA website and you can find us in the SBA's Dynamic Small Business Search. Contact us for our Federal Employer Identification number and DUNs if that is required for your contract administration or purchase order.

Our Executive Team

Marcia Price

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Marcia Price (Founder, CEO, and Chief Data Scientist) is an established entrepreneur, data scientist, and market researcher. Ms. Price excels at developing and communicating actionable business intelligence. Her previous firm, Vector Strategy, provided military market and technology forecasts to organizations such as BAE Systems, Honeywell, DuPont, Owens Corning, and the US DOD. While pursuing a Masters in Data Science at UNC Charlotte, she developed an impassioned interest in developing tools for technologists based on machine learning and natural language processing.

Dr. Wlodek Zadrozny

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Dr. Wlodek Zadrozny (Chief Research Scientist) joined the faculty of UNC Charlotte in 2013, after a 27-year career at IBM TJ Watson Research Center.  His research focuses on natural language understanding. His recent work spans from applications of concept embeddings and topological data analysis to neural information retrieval. As an IBM scientist, he led and contributed to a range of projects that included semantic search application, natural language systems, and the original Watson project, the Jeopardy! playing machine. He has authored over 100 refereed papers and patents. 

Internships and Jobs

2019 Internships

We are currently recruiting for 2019 interns from UNC Charlotte or Appalachian State University. We are interested in working with students looking to fulfill their data science internship requirements or who are engaged in the Masters of Computer Science or Masters in Analytics programs. 

Python Programmer

We are looking for a subcontractor (1099) with the following qualifications:


  • Have a firm understanding of directory, file, and basic text processing in Python. 
  • Familiar with converting PDF and XML data to text, and cleaning and pre-processing text. 
  • Familiar with use of re, os, csv, pandas packages (familiar with nltk package is a plus).
  • Familiarity with use of Python packages that address text analysis, topic modeling, and text clustering is a plus.
  • Ability to comprehend the overall analysis the Python application delivers.
  • Ability to document the algorithmic pipeline (sequence of Python scripts and input/output dataflows) in a README file and/or similar documentation. 
  • Familiar with use of a command line interface.
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills (use of stackoverflow, package documentation, online code examples)
  • Familiar with GIT (Hub) version control.
  • BS computer science, BS in other technology-related discipline, or equivalent working experience.
  • 1+ years of Python 3.x development experience.
  • Candidate will be required to explain a code/script example.
  • MAC development environment preferred.
  • Work from Contractor home office is preferred for majority of contracted hours; however availability to meet in-person with Vector’s project manager for project kickoff and once per week thereafter is desired and/or may be most helpful to insure project success.
  • Hourly rate will be commensurate with Contractor experience.


Interested candidates may communicate their interest by sending us a message via the form on our "Contact Us" page. 

Tableau Developer

 We are looking for a subcontractor (1099) with the following qualifications:


  • Understand Tableau joins, extracts, filters (interactive filters, linking filters across multiple worksheets in a dashboard), formatting, creating dashboards and stories, creating drilldowns, creating custom color schemes.
  • Experience creating text tables, heat maps, tree maps, (as well as pie, bar, and scatter plots).
  • Ability to comprehend the overall analysis and data stories the Tableau application delivers.
  • Ability to document the datasources and database structure underlying the Tableau workbook (both current and improved/optimized versions). 
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills (use of online support communities and online training, etc.).
  • Ability to manage version control is key.
  • Undergraduate degree in applicable discipline, or equivalent working experience.
  • 1+ years of Tableau development experience.
  • Documented certification as a Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate is preferred, or ability to demonstrate knowledge required for this certification during interview.
  • MAC development environment preferred.
  • Work from Contractor home office is preferred for majority of contracted hours; however availability to meet in-person with Vector’s project manager for project kickoff and once per week thereafter is desired and/or may be most helpful to insure project success.
  • Hourly rate will be commensurate with Contractor experience.


Interested candidates may communicate their interest by sending us a message via the form on our "Contact Us" page.