MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Director Delivers Keynote at MIT Gathering

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this week visiting colleagues at Harvard and delivering a keynote address at the 7th Annual M.I.T. Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium. Dr. Rappa spoke about the role of the data scientist in modern organizations. The Institute’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program has a successful 6-year track record in creating Continue reading “Director Delivers Keynote at MIT Gathering”

MSA Class of 2014

Institute Welcomes MSA Class of 2014

The Institute welcomes to campus 85 candidates in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2014, the seventh cohort to enter its innovative 10-month degree program. Commenting on the occasion, the Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, said “The MSA Class of 2014 student profile is record-setting on every dimension and significantly raises the bar on the Institute’s already high admission standards. It is a very talented group and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with them.” Continue reading “Institute Welcomes MSA Class of 2014”

Call for Proposals – Analytics Practicum

The Institute for Advanced Analytics invites interested organizations to submit a proposal to sponsor a practicum team project for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2014. Sponsors identify challenging business problems and share data for their team to analyze. The Institute can accept up to seventeen proposals this year. The proposal submission period is open now through July 31. To learn more about how to submit a proposal, please see the guidelines for Practicum Sponsorship. If you have questions, or would like to discuss a proposal in advance of submission, you are encouraged to contact the Institute’s practicum manager, Dr. Christopher West.

2013 Director’s Prize Awarded

Erin Cutrell and Taylor Shipman share this year’s Director’s Prize as the top graduates in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2013. Cutrell and Shipman receive the prize in recognition by their peers of their superior performance throughout the 10-month program. Commenting on the winners, the Institute’s director, Michael Rappa, stated “Erin and Taylor earned high praise from their peers and it’s easy to understand why. They possess wonderful leadership skills, bringing intelligence and abundant enthusiasm to their work.” Cutrell, who is a 2007 graduate in Continue reading “2013 Director’s Prize Awarded”

MSA Commencement Ceremony

The Institute for Advanced Analytics held its annual commencement exercise for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2013. Diplomas were awarded to eighty-one degree candidates. The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, presided over the ceremony, held at the Raleigh Convention Center, and was joined by members of the faculty and staff and four-hundred guests. It was the Institute’s sixth commencement exercise since its inception in 2007. The new graduates join the Institute’s alumni community, which now numbers 255 graduates. Graduates and their families had much to celebrate with over 90-percent of the class having Continue reading “MSA Commencement Ceremony”

The White House

Director Speaks at White House Event

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, traveled to Washington, DC, today to speak at the White House Big Data Partners Workshop. The workshop was convened by the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program to encourage multiple stakeholders, including federal agencies, private industry, academia, state and local government, Continue reading “Director Speaks at White House Event”

Sudipta Dasmohapatra

Dasmohapatra Promoted

Congratulations to Dr. Sudipta Dasmohapatra on her promotion to Associate Professor. Dr. Dasmohapatra joined the NC State in 2007 as Assistant Professor in Forest Biomaterials. She received her Ph.D. in 2004 from The Pennsylvania State University. Her interests are in the area of strategic marketing, distribution and value addition strategies and marketing research methods. She teaches Customer Analytics in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program. Dr. Dasmohapatra recently spoke on a panel at the eMetrics Summit in San Francisco.