Institute to Host Forecasting Conference

The Institute is delighted to host The 4th Annual Foresight Practitioner Conference: Recoupling Forecasting with Inventory Control and Supply Planning on November 15-16, 2017. Produced in conjunction with Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, the conference program features talks by nine forecasting experts, including keynote speaker Aris Syntetos, Professor of Operational Research and Operations Management at Cardiff University, who will share his recommendations for better communication between demand forecasters and inventory controllers. Continue reading “Institute to Host Forecasting Conference”

Valerie Schwartz

Schwartz to Head Admissions

The Institute is delighted to announce the appointment of Valerie Schwartz to the position of Head of Admissions. Most recently, Valerie served as Senior Assistant Director of NC State’s Park Scholarships program, where she managed recruitment and external communications, played a key role in the selection of award recipients, expanded the program’s fundraising initiatives, Continue reading “Schwartz to Head Admissions”

Welcoming the Class of 2018

The Institute is delighted to announce the matriculation of 115 students in the Class of 2018, the eleventh cohort in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program. “What makes the Institute such a wonderful place to teach and learn begins with attracting great students,” said the Institute’s director Dr. Michael Rappa. “They’re smart and ready to work, and we’re delighted to have them with us. Greeting the new cohort is a humbling reminder of the rapid growth and remarkable success of the MSA over the past decade.” Continue reading “Welcoming the Class of 2018”

MSA 2017 Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2017—the Institute’s 10th and largest cohort of students—on their successful completion of the Master of Science in Analytics degree program. A total of 118 degrees were conferred at today’s commencement ceremony. The new graduates and their families had a great deal to celebrate, with already 93-percent of the class having accepted new positions of employment. Continue reading “MSA 2017 Commencement”


Institute Named Prize Finalist

For the second consecutive year the leading international association for professionals in analytics and operations research, INFORMS, has named the Institute for Advanced Analytics one of three finalist schools in the competition for the UPS George D. Smith Prize. The award recognizes excellence in preparing students to become practitioners of analytics and operations research. Continue reading “Institute Named Prize Finalist”

Digital Analytics Association

Analytics Symposium – February 2nd

Registration is now open for the Digital Analytics Association (DAA) Raleigh Symposium, which will be hosted at the Institute for Advanced Analytics on February 2nd from 12:30–6:00pm. The symposium program includes Casey Carey (Director, Google Analytics Marketing at Google), Adam Greco (Senior Partner at Analytics Demystified), Brooks Bell (Founder and CEO at Brooks Bell), Sig Mejdal (Director of Decision Sciences at Houston Astros), Amy Sample (Sr. Director, Digital Analytics at Public Broadcasting Service), and Charlotte Whitmore (Founder at AnalyticsPros). The registration fee is $75 for DAA members and $125 for non-members.


Apply Now for the Class of 2018

The Institute welcomes applicants for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2018, our 11th student cohort, which will begin studies in June. 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. Applications are now being reviewed and the process will continue on a rolling basis, so apply early. Continue reading “Apply Now for the Class of 2018”