Business Analytics Conference

The INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research has issued a call for papers of its 2012 meeting next April in Huntington Beach, California. The deadline for paper submissions is December 15. Keynote speakers for the conference include Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google, and Bob Page, VP for Analytics Platform at eBay. The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa is a member of the conference’s organizing committee and has served as co-chair of the Analytics Process track since 2010.

Tu Nghiem

Nghiem Selected for QMAP

Bank of America has selected Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) student Tu Nghiem for its prestigious Quantitative Management Associate Program (QMAP). It is the third consecutive year BoA has tapped a MSA student for QMAP. The program prepares future business leaders of BoA who are grounded in quantitative skills and experiences. Each year about twenty candidates from the nation’s leading universities Continue reading “Nghiem Selected for QMAP”

Practicum Projects Announced

The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2012 practicum projects are off and running. The practicum is a core component of the MSA curriculum that gives students an opportunity to work together on real-world projects with large amounts of data from industry sponsors. This year’s eight projects were selected from 27 proposals made by 20 organizations. New sponsors include eBay, Marriott, Siemens, Elder Research and The Daniel Group. Returning sponsors include Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, M&T Bank, and Quaero. Continue reading “Practicum Projects Announced”

Institute Announces Expansion

The Institute for Advanced Analytics is growing! In the coming months the Institute will add 6,000 sq.ft. for a second classroom, offices and student work spaces. The expansion is part of a plan approved by NC State University’s Board of Trustees to build on the tremendous success of the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program and increase its enrollment to 80 students beginning in June 2012. When construction is completed, the Institute will have a total of nearly 15,000 sq.ft. with capacity to seat up to 120 students. MSA enrollment had been capped at 40 students due to Continue reading “Institute Announces Expansion”

Michael Rappa

Director Serves on Analytics Expert Panel

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, will serve on a 15-member expert panel that will help EDUCAUSE define the opportunities, challenges and approaches that will inform and educate college and university leaders about the value analytics brings to higher education. According to EDUCAUSE’s President and CEO, Dr. Diana Oblinger, analytics will be a critical tool for analyzing, predicting, and making decisions in areas such as Continue reading “Director Serves on Analytics Expert Panel”

Aric LaBarr

Professional Science Masters Workshop

The Institute’s Dr. Aric LaBarr spoke today at the Best Practices Workshop for the National Professional Science Masters Association (NPSMA) in Niagra Falls, New York. His presentation focused on how the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree uniquely prepares professionals for the current needs of industry. The NPSMA is a collaborative of Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree program directors, Continue reading “Professional Science Masters Workshop”

Center for Design Innovation

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, spoke today at the Center for Design Innovation (CDI) in Winston-Salem. CDI is a multi-campus research center within the University of North Carolina system. Led by Dr. Carol Strohecker, its goal is to spur economic transformation of the state’s Piedmont area through design-focused activity based on advanced digital technologies. Dr. Rappa’s talk on surviving and thriving in the digital economy was part of the Center’s on-going Idea Exchange series of events, which are open to the public.