March Madness

March Madness 2015

It’s the culmination of “March Madness” at the Institute—the annual job placement tournament when Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree candidates make decisions about post-graduation employment opportunities. This season MSA students logged over 1,000 initial interviews with 152 employers. The Class of 2015 is on a record-setting pace to become our eighth consecutive cohort to top 90-percent placement Continue reading “March Madness 2015”

Alliance Opening

Institute Set to Grow

The Institute will relocate in May to Alliance Center One, a newly constructed building on Centennial Campus. The 26,000 square foot facility will allow the Institute to increase enrollment in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program to 120 students for the Class of 2016, and can accommodate up to 160 students—doubling the Institute’s current operating capacity. The MSA, which launched with 24 students Continue reading “Institute Set to Grow”

Michael Rappa

Director Awarded Endowed Position

Chancellor Woodson has appointed Dr. Michael Rappa to a newly endowed position as Goodnight Director, named in honor of the University’s distinguished alumnus and prominent business leader Dr. James Goodnight. Dr. Rappa came to NC State in 1998 as Distinguished University Professor after nine years on the faculty at MIT, and quickly garnered a reputation as an educational innovator. Continue reading “Director Awarded Endowed Position”

Andrea Villanes

Teaching Programming in Perú

The Institute’s Andrea Villanes traveled to Lima, Perú this month to help introduce young people to computer programming using Python as part of PyCamp Teen Perú – a special workshop organized by Women in Technology Perú and sponsored by the Python Software Foundation. A native of Perú, Villanes is an active member of Women in Technology and a frequent volunteer who helps organize community events to Continue reading “Teaching Programming in Perú”

John Elder

Elder Caps Fall Guest Lecture Series

The Institute was honored to have Dr. John Elder, a leader in the field of data mining, predictive analytics, and text mining, deliver the capstone guest lecture of the fall semester for students in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2015. Dr. Elder is an award-winning author on techniques for practical data mining, ensembles and text mining. Founder of Elder Research in 1995, his company works on a wide Continue reading “Elder Caps Fall Guest Lecture Series”

Accepting Applications for MSA Class of 2016

The Institute welcomes applicants for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2016, our 9th student cohort, which will begin studies next summer. Applications are now being reviewed and the process will continue on a rolling basis, so it is advantageous to apply early. If you plan to submit an application, don’t delay. Here are some common questions prospective applicants have: Continue reading “Accepting Applications for MSA Class of 2016”

Michael Rappa

Data Analytics in Litigation

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, was in midtown Manhattan today to participate on a panel of experts to discuss the implications for the legal professional of the rapidly expanding volumes of data used in litigation. The keynote panel, held at the ALM Legal Analytics and the Business of Law Summit, also featured ARPC partner Amy Brockman; Anthony Battista, a partner at Condon and Forsyth; and Continue reading “Data Analytics in Litigation”