The White House

Director Participates in Big Data Summit

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, was in Washington, DC, today to participate in a White House sponsored meeting to explore public-private partnerships in Big Data. Called Data-to-Knowledge-to-Action, the high-level summit brought together government, industry, and university leaders to discuss collaborations in education and R&D. Continue reading “Director Participates in Big Data Summit”

Michael Rappa

Director Honored at UNC-Charlotte

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, spoke today with faculty and students at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, as part of the Belk College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series. Dr. Rappa spoke about the Institute’s innovative formula for success in addressing employer demand for analytics talent. UNC-Charlotte has proposed the creation of a Master of Science in Data Science and Business Continue reading “Director Honored at UNC-Charlotte”

SUNY Big Data Conference

Director Speaks at SUNY Big Data Conference

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, traveled to Manhattan this week to participate in a plenary panel discussion on data scientists at Building a Smarter University: Big Data, Innovation and Ingenuity, hosted by The State University of New York (SUNY) and its Chancellor, Nancy Zimpher. The event was the third installment in the SUNY Critical Issues in Higher Education conference series. In a wide ranging and sometimes Continue reading “Director Speaks at SUNY Big Data Conference”

Andrea Villanes

Villanes Wins Best Poster Award

Congratulations to Andrea Villanes, the Institute’s research associate, who took home the Best Poster Award at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Southeast SAS Users Group (SESUG) in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Andrea’s poster, Analytical Approach for Bot Cheating Detection in a Massive Multiplayer Online Racing Game, is based on her master’s thesis in Computer Science. The poster will be featured at other SAS conferences in the coming year. Andrea joined the Institute’s staff full-time in July after earning her M.S. in Computer Science.

Michael Rappa

Director Speaks at SAS Analytics Conference

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, joined esteemed colleagues from several major universities today to engage employers in a dialogue about the role of analytics education programs in addressing the talent gap at the Analytics 2013 Conference in Orlando, Florida. The panel, entitled “Big Data, Academia and The Job Market,” was organized and chaired by Dr. Jennifer Priestley (Kennesaw State University), and included Continue reading “Director Speaks at SAS Analytics Conference”

Campbell Law School

Director Speaks at Law School Symposium

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, gave the opening keynote lecture today at the Campbell Law Review Symposium hosted by the Campbell University Wiggins School of Law. This year’s theme for the Symposium was “The Evolving Role of the Corporate Counsel: How Information Technology is Reinventing Legal Practice.” Dr. Rappa’s talk provided an overview of the rapid advances in analytics in recent years and the implications of “big data” for the legal community.

Director Speaks with Marketing Executives

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, was in Los Angeles today to speak with attendees at the annual conference of the Council of American Survey Research Organizations (known as CASRO). CASRO brings together senior executives across companies engaged in consumer marketing research. It’s a field that’s going through rapid changes due to advances in business analytics and the proliferation of data through social media and mobile technologies. Dr. Rappa spoke about the Institute’s innovative model for educating the data savvy professionals, the Master of Science in Analytics, now in its seventh year.

Apply Now For MSA Class of 2015

Want to advance aviation safety mining terabytes of data flowing from modern airliners? Or reduce medical costs and improve quality of care analyzing 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 graduates and let us help boost your career as an analytics professional. Apply for admission to the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2015, slated to begin studies next June. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so it’s wise to apply early. Information sessions are held throughout the fall semester.