100% Job Placement By Graduation, Again!

Hats off to the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2015! With commencement a few days away, the Institute is delighted to report its second consecutive year of 100-percent job placement before graduation. All 84 students searching for new employment secured well-paying positions in the analytics profession. Average base salaries for candidates with less than 3 years of prior work experience increased to $90,900; those with 3 or more years of Continue reading “100% Job Placement By Graduation, Again!”

Practicum Teams Deliver Results

The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2015 is on the final leg of its journey, as seventeen practicum teams bring to culmination eight months of work pouring over large volumes of complicated data and building models. Many of the teams are on the road this week traveling to destinations around North Carolina and as far away as Boston, New York, and Jacksonville, Florida, to deliver the results of their practicum projects to their sponsors. Students conducted a wide array of studies, from the analysis of warranty claims to optimizing civilian mass-evacuation procedures Continue reading “Practicum Teams Deliver Results”

Michael Rappa

Director Speaks at Data Science Forum

The Institute’s director Dr. Michael Rappa spoke to a international congregation of academics at the Data Science and Advanced Analytics Forum hosted by SAS, in Cary. The two-day forum highlighted the development of graduate education in the field, and how universities and industry can work together in developing curricula and enhancing education with real-world problems and data. Dr. Rappa’s session Continue reading “Director Speaks at Data Science Forum”

March Madness

March Madness 2015

It’s the culmination of “March Madness” at the Institute—the annual job placement tournament when Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree candidates make decisions about post-graduation employment opportunities. This season MSA students logged over 1,000 initial interviews with 152 employers. The Class of 2015 is on a record-setting pace to become our eighth consecutive cohort to top 90-percent placement Continue reading “March Madness 2015”

Alliance Opening

Institute Set to Grow

The Institute will relocate in May to Alliance Center One, a newly constructed building on Centennial Campus. The 26,000 square foot facility will allow the Institute to increase enrollment in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program to 120 students for the Class of 2016, and can accommodate up to 160 students—doubling the Institute’s current operating capacity. The MSA, which launched with 24 students Continue reading “Institute Set to Grow”

Michael Rappa

Director Awarded Endowed Position

Chancellor Woodson has appointed Dr. Michael Rappa to a newly endowed position as Goodnight Director, named in honor of the University’s distinguished alumnus and prominent business leader Dr. James Goodnight. Dr. Rappa came to NC State in 1998 as Distinguished University Professor after nine years on the faculty at MIT, and quickly garnered a reputation as an educational innovator. Continue reading “Director Awarded Endowed Position”

Andrea Villanes

Teaching Programming in Perú

The Institute’s Andrea Villanes traveled to Lima, Perú this month to help introduce young people to computer programming using Python as part of PyCamp Teen Perú – a special workshop organized by Women in Technology Perú and sponsored by the Python Software Foundation. A native of Perú, Villanes is an active member of Women in Technology and a frequent volunteer who helps organize community events to Continue reading “Teaching Programming in Perú”