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The Institute’s founding director, Dr. Michael Rappa, was named by Chief Data Officer (CDO) Magazine as a 2021 Academic Data Leader. The editors thoroughly research top universities in every region to identify the Data Leaders within the academic community. Honored on the list are educators who currently practice and demonstrate a track record of subject matter expertise, combine with a passion for the data community. Continue reading “Director Honored”
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.
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 →
The Carolina Data Challenge, a data science hackathon that takes place annually at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, brought together 261 competitors racing to submit projects within 24 hours. The Institute was represented by the team of Malia Dunn-Reier, Namrata Jumani, Conor Lynch, and Jeron Russell, who placed 2nd at the 2020 event. Continue reading →
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. 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.
The Institute is delighted to announce its practicum sponsors for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2021. Student teams are tasked with projects from 24 sponsoring organizations. Once again this year the Institute welcomes an impressive line-up of new and returning sponsors to work with our students over the next 8 months, Continue reading “Practicum Sponsors Announced”
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.
The Master of Science in Analytics Class of 2021 arrives this week to begin the summer portion of its 10-month journey. The class is comprised of 125 students selected from a pool of over 1,000 applicants, representing 15 countries of origin and 24 states stretching from Massachusetts to California. The Class of ’21 is the first cohort to matriculate remotely since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Demographic details of the Class of ’21 are provided in our Admissions Report. Continue reading “Institute Welcomes Class of ’21”
The Master of Science in Analytics Class of 2020 Director’s Prize was awarded to Sarah Wotus and Jackson Cabell for their outstanding performance during the past year. Both are graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sarah earned her B.S.P.H. degree with High Distinction in 2019, majoring in Biostatistics; Jackson earned his B.S., with High Distinction, in 2019, with a double major in Statistics & Analytics and Economics, Continue reading “2020 Director’s Prize”
The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) 2020 Employment Report is now available. The Class of ’20 achieved a placement rate at graduation of 79-percent, and the average base salary rose to $99,800—a new record high—with $95,000 for candidates with no prior work experience, and $110,900 for experienced candidates. The Class received 231 offers of employment from 68 employers; 54 employers succeeded in hiring Continue reading “2020 Employment Report”
The Master of Science in Analytics Class of 2020 successfully completed its 10-month journey despite the immense disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic since March. Congratulations to the 119 graduates who remained focused (and healthy), completing their final month in the program remotely. Continue reading “Class of ’20 Commencement (Pandemic Style)”
Dr. Christopher Healey and Dr. Susan Simmons built a visualization dashboard using publicly available data that shows these comparisons and predictions. The work aims to predict the flattening in a region’s outbreak curve for both confirmed COVID-19 cases and for COVID-19 fatalities. Read more on the NC State News Service.
Congratulations to the team of Supreet Deshpande, Chris Goodrich, Taylor Kooy, and Meghan Weber, on taking home the 1st place prize for “Best Insight” at the 2019 Carolina Data Challenge, an annual event organized by students in the Analytics and Data Science Club at the University of North Carolina Continue reading “Carolina Data Challenge”