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”

Michael Rappa

Director Named to Big Data Commission

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, has been named Academic Co-chair of a newly convened Big Data Commission by the technology industry trade group TechAmerica Foundation in Washington DC. The Commission has been tasked with making recommendations on how to handle the mountains of data that are being generated by various agencies of the federal government. The Administration Continue reading “Director Named to Big Data Commission”

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.

2012 Director’s Prize Awarded

Patrick Hall and Scott Sims share this year’s Director’s Prize as the top graduates in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2012. Hall and Sims 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 “Patrick and Scott are two individuals with exceptional leadership qualities who earned high praise from their peers Continue reading “2012 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 2012. Diplomas were awarded to thirty-eight 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 over two-hundred guests. It was the Institute’s fifth commencement exercise Continue reading “MSA Commencement Ceremony”