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”

John Elder

Elder Caps Fall Guest Lecture Series

The Institute was honored to have Dr. John Elder, a leader in the field of data mining, predictive analytics, and text mining, deliver the capstone guest lecture of the fall semester for students in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2015. Dr. Elder is an award-winning author on techniques for practical data mining, ensembles and text mining. Founder of Elder Research in 1995, his company works on a wide Continue reading “Elder Caps Fall Guest Lecture Series”

Accepting Applications for MSA Class of 2016

The Institute welcomes applicants for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2016, our 9th student cohort, which will begin studies next summer. Applications are now being reviewed and the process will continue on a rolling basis, so it is advantageous to apply early. If you plan to submit an application, don’t delay. Here are some common questions prospective applicants have: Continue reading “Accepting Applications for MSA Class of 2016”

Michael Rappa

Data Analytics in Litigation

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, was in midtown Manhattan today to participate on a panel of experts to discuss the implications for the legal professional of the rapidly expanding volumes of data used in litigation. The keynote panel, held at the ALM Legal Analytics and the Business of Law Summit, also featured ARPC partner Amy Brockman; Anthony Battista, a partner at Condon and Forsyth; and Continue reading “Data Analytics in Litigation”

Apply Now for the Class of 2016

Want to advance aviation safety mining terabytes of data flowing from modern airliners? Or reduce medical costs and improve quality of care analyzing millions of health records? Are you a sports enthusiast and want to live Moneyball in real life? Our graduates do all that and more. If you have a mind for mathematics and statistical programming, and a passion for working with data to solve challenging problems, we invite you to join the Institute and hundreds of its alumni and let us help boost your career as an analytics professional. Apply for admission to the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2016, slated to begin studies next June. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so it’s wise to apply early.

Fidelity Investments

Director Speaks at Fidelity Symposium

The Institute’s director Dr. Michael Rappa was the opening keynote speaker today at the Data Strategy Symposium, a worldwide gathering of 250 technical professionals in the data engineering and architecture organization at Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s leading financial services firms. The symposium was convened by the Technology Advisory Group chaired by Mihir Shah, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice Continue reading “Director Speaks at Fidelity Symposium”