The Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Susan Simmons to its faculty. Previously, Dr. Simmons was Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Dr. Simmons received her Ph.D. in statistics from the University of South Carolina in 2002. She is actively Continue reading “Simmons Joins Faculty”
Education in the age of data science was the theme this morning for a gathering of Statistics department chairs at the headquarters of the American Statistical Association (ASA) in Alexandria, Virginia. The emergence of analytics and data science degree programs has dramatically shifted the academic landscape and repositioned Statistics Continue reading “ASA Workshop”
The Institute welcomes the matriculation of 120 students in the Class of 2017, and marks a significant milestone enrolling its tenth cohort in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program. It’s the largest class to date and, by the numbers, a very accomplished group of students. Continue reading “Welcoming the Class of 2017”
Business demand for graduates with data analytics knowledge and skills has exploded, while the field itself is still evolving and changing rapidly, with new strategies, tools, and techniques coming online daily. These dynamics are challenging business schools to respond with innovative programs and curricular approaches that are Continue reading “AACSB Analytics Seminar”
The Employment Report for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2016 is now available. The Institute marks its ninth consecutive year of job placement at, or very near, full employment by graduation for its students. The 11-page report details job placement results for 109 MSA degree candidates who actively sought new Continue reading “2016 Employment Report”
Today the Institute hosted student participants in the Interdisciplinary Workshop for Undergraduate Students sponsored by SAMSI. The week long workshop provided an introduction to applied mathematical and statistical research in the area of computational neuroscience and forensics. Talks were presented by statisticians Continue reading “SAMSI Workshop”
The Institute is delighted to host The Foresight Practitioner Conference on October 5-6, 2016. Produced in conjunction with Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, the conference program features talks by nine forecasting experts, including Anne Robinson, Executive Director of Supply Chain Strategy and Analytics at Verizon Wireless and former President of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS); and Michael Gilliland, Product Marketing Manager at SAS and Foresight Editor for Forecasting Practice. Foresight is published by the nonprofit International Institute of Forecasters (IIF).
The Institute invites interested organizations to submit proposals to sponsor a practicum team project for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2017. Since 2007, our students have conducted a wide variety of projects—110 with 70 sponsors—from virtually every industry sector, as well as state and federal government agencies and non-profits. Sponsors identify challenging business objectives and share data for their student team to analyze. Continue reading “Become a Practicum Sponsor”