Michael Rappa

Director Keynotes Wake Forest Retreat

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, traveled to historic Pinehurst Resort in the North Carolina Sandhills today at the invitation of the Wake Forest University faculty to be the guest speaker at the annual retreat of the School of Business. Drawing on his experience launching the Master of Science in Analytics, Dr. Rappa spoke about the Continue reading “Director Keynotes Wake Forest Retreat”

Institute Opens New Facility

This week the Institute celebrates the opening of its new addition on the fourth floor of the Venture 2 Building. The 6,500 square foot expansion includes offices, student workspaces, computing facilities, and a modern 84-seat classroom to accommodate the recent growth in enrollment in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program. Commenting on the occasion, the Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, said “The expansion represents the next step in the fulfillment of our vision for analytics. I am very grateful for the generosity of our benefactor, whose strong embrace of this vision helped make the expansion possible, and to the Institute’s dedicated staff, who labored long hours to ensure its timely and successful completion.” Continue reading “Institute Opens New Facility”

Braun Awarded AAUW Fellowship

Congratulations to Paula Braun, Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2013, who has been awarded a Selected Professions Fellowship by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). An Ohio native, Braun graduated summa cum laude from the University of Toledo, where she completed a B.A. in women’s studies and M.S. in mathematics and statistics. Prior to joining the MSA program, Braun worked as an analyst with the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction in Baghdad, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction in Kabul. Continue reading “Braun Awarded AAUW Fellowship”

Practicum Call for Proposals

The Institute for Advanced Analytics invites interested organizations to submit a proposal to sponsor a student team project for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Practicum. Sponsors identify challenging business problems and share data for their team to analyze. The Institute can accept up to sixteen proposals this year. The proposal submission period is open now through July 31. To learn more about how to submit a proposal, please read the guidelines for Practicum Sponsorship. If you have questions, or would like to discuss a proposal in advance of submission, please feel welcome to contact the Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa.

Wisner Awarded Ott Scholarship

Congratulations to Emily Wisner, Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2013, who has been awarded the Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management from the Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Wisner is a 2011 valedictorian and summa cum laude B.S. graduate of NC State University, where she majored in Statistics and minored in Mathematics and Biological Sciences.

Michael Rappa

Director Speaks at Big Data Symposium

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, spoke about educating data scientists at the National Research Council (NRC) Symposium on Digital Curation in the Era of Big Data, held today in Washington, DC. The NRC Board on Research Data and Information is conducting a consensus study to understand the trends in workforce needs and educational requirements for careers in the active management and enhancement of digital information assets for current and future use. The study is sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Science Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Jones Receives Fellowship

Congratulations to Molly Jones, Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2013, who has been awarded the Steve and Jane Warren-Wolfpack Club Graduate Fellowship. Funded through an endowment established by Steve and Jane Warren and the NC State University Wolfpack Club, the Fellowship is a prestigious one-year award offered to the top graduate student at NC State who played a varsity sport as an undergraduate. Jones is a 2010 honors graduate of UNC–Chapel Hill, where she majored in Biostatistics and minored in Mathematics. She was a member of the UNC Varsity Crew Rowing Team.

MSA Class of 2013

Institute Welcomes Class of 2013

Today the Institute welcomes to campus 84 candidates in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2013, the sixth cohort to enter its innovative 10-month program. Commenting on the occasion, the Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, said “The Class of 2013 represents a significant milestone in the evolution of the Institute and its MSA program. As the first and largest program of its kind, the preeminence Continue reading “Institute Welcomes Class of 2013”