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Want to advance aviation safety mining terabytes of data flowing from modern airliners? Or reduce medical costs and improve quality of care analyzing millions of 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 alumni and let us help boost your career as an analytics professional. Apply for admission to the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2016, slated to begin studies next June. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so it’s wise to apply early.

Fidelity Investments

Director Speaks at Fidelity Symposium

The Institute’s director Dr. Michael Rappa was the opening keynote speaker today at the Data Strategy Symposium, a worldwide gathering of 250 technical professionals in the data engineering and architecture organization at Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s leading financial services firms. The symposium was convened by the Technology Advisory Group chaired by Mihir Shah, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice Continue reading “Director Speaks at Fidelity Symposium”

Enrollment Increase Targeted in 2015

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted today to approve the Institute’s proposal to acquire a larger facility to accommodate enrollment growth in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program. The Institute will proceed to seek closure on a lease agreement for approximately 25,000 square feet, which will allow it to enroll up to 120 students in the MSA Class of 2016 next June. “We’re excited about the opportunity to expand enrollment and ready to move forward,” said the Institute’s director Dr. Michael Rappa. “The MSA has one of the university’s largest applicant pools for a graduate program, and now we’ll be able to admit that many more talented and deserving candidates.”

Michael Rappa

Director Gives Keynote Address

The Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, delivered a keynote address today at the Analytics 2014 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Rappa discussed how universities are solving the talent shortage in analytics and illustrated his talk with the Institute’s successful seven-year track record with the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program. Dr. Rappa called on universities to breakdown barriers to interdisciplinary Continue reading “Director Gives Keynote Address”

Patrick Hall

Faculty, Alumni Converge at Analytics Conference

Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) faculty and alumni converged in large numbers on Las Vegas last week at Analytics 2014, the premiere annual event bringing together 1,000 analytics professionals. Representing the Institute at the conference was MSA alumnus Patrick Hall, who presented an overview of machine learning. Continue reading “Faculty, Alumni Converge at Analytics Conference”

Practicum Projects Begin

Kick-off meetings held here and elsewhere around the country marked the beginning of the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2015 practicum projects for 17 teams of students. Many of the teams traveled to their sponsor’s locations, up and down the east coast to destinations such as Boston, New York, Washington, DC, and Jacksonville, Florida. The practicum is a core facet of the MSA learning experience, where teams of students work on challenging problems using large amounts of proprietary data from the sponsors. The projects last 8 months and culminate Continue reading “Practicum Projects Begin”

Institute Poised to Grow

The NC State University Board of Trustees voted to approve a proposal to allow the Institute to acquire larger facilities on Centennial Campus to accommodate growing enrollment in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program. The proposal now awaits approval of the UNC Board of Governors. The new facilities will enable the Institute to enroll up to 120 students next summer for the Class of 2016. The vote puts the MSA on a path to become one of NC State’s largest graduate programs in terms of degrees conferred annually. The MSA has a history of operating at full capacity, Continue reading “Institute Poised to Grow”