Congratulations to the Class of ’21!

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Congratulations to the 118 graduates in the Master of Science in Analytics Class of ’21! The Institute’s 14th cohort since its inaugural class in 2008, they join the our alumni community of over 1,100 data savvy professionals working in 360 organizations throughout the U.S. and around the world. The 2021 Employment Report is now available. Read about the Class of ’21’s successful job placement, with over 90% having accepted a new position by graduation.

WiDS 2021

Responsible Machine Learning Conference

Registration is now open for the WiDS-Raleigh @ Institute for Advanced Analytics 2021 Responsible Machine Learning conference to be held June 3-4. The event is completely online and free to attend. Organized by the Institute’s Drs. Shaina Race and Andrea Villanes in cooperation with RTI International, the 2-day conference will coincide with the annual Women in Data Science Worldwide conference hosted by Stanford University.

Christopher West

West named Associate Professor

Dr. Christopher West has been promoted to the position of Teaching Associate Professor. A member of the Institute since 2015, West earned his Ph.D. from Old Dominion University in 2006. He leads the Institute’s practicum, the experiential learning component of the MSA curriculum. Prior to joining the Institute, West was a USAF engineering officer and faculty member at the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Applying for the Class of ’22

The Institute welcomes applicants for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2022, which will begin studies in June 2021. The MSA is the nation’s longest running full-fledged master’s degree program in data science with an unparalleled track record for producing highly sought-after graduates. Learn more and the application process and deadlines. Here are a few answers to prospective applicants’ common questions: Continue reading “Applying for the Class of ’22”

Student Spotlight: Microsoft Practicum

Three months into their eight-month practicum projects, students in NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2021 are deep in the throes of data analysis, applying the techniques they are concurrently learning in the classroom to solve their sponsors’ business problems. In the coming weeks, they will work with Institute faculty and staff to practice and fine-tune the midpoint presentations they’ll deliver to their sponsoring organizations in December. Continue reading

Student Spotlight: Duke Health Practicum

NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2021 students, in 24 teams, have commenced their eight-month practicum projects. After signing non-disclosure agreements, teams completed kickoff meetings with their sponsor organizations to better understand the context of the business problems they’ve been tasked with solving. Using the scrum system of project management, Continue reading

Dr. Egan Warren joins faculty

Dr. Sarah Egan Warren has joined the Institute faculty as Teaching Assistant Professor. A full-time member of the Institute’s staff since 2015, Dr. Egan Warren completed her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development earlier this year before transitioning to the faculty. Previously, Dr. Egan Warren was the Institute’s head of Technical Communication. In her new role, Dr. Egan Warren will guide the Institute’s efforts in positioning the MSA curriculum as a leader in producing data scientists who are highly effective communicators.

Class of ’20 Placement Update

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which adversely affected the normal placement process for the Class of ’20, the Institute extended its placement process beyond graduation in May and through the summer months. An Addendum to the 2020 Employment Report was released today to summarize the results of the Class of ’20 placement 90-days post post graduation. The Class of ’20 achieved a placement rate of 95%, becoming the thirteenth consecutive cohort to exceed 90% placement since the Institute’s inception in 2007.