11th Annual Commencement

Friends and family members gathered under a sunny sky today for the Institute’s commencement ceremony honoring 111 students in the Class of 2018. It was a joyful occasion and there was a great deal to celebrate. The Class of 2018 was one of the most sought-after by employers in the Institute’s decade-long history. Students averaged three job offers and garnered record-level base salaries just shy of $100,000. Continue reading “11th Annual Commencement”

Intramural soccer champs, again!

Congratulations to the Institute’s intramural soccer team, which took home all three championships—fall, winter, and spring—during the 2017-18 season! It’s a first for MSA students, who have a long tradition of fielding winning intramural teams (in basketball, as well). The spring soccer championship came in overtime after a well fought contest with a worthy opponent. The tie was ultimately broken in dramatic fashion on the last kick by the team goalie, Daniel Li. Continue reading “Intramural soccer champs, again!”

DataFest 2018

Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) students Daniel Li, Veer Gupta, Idrees Hussain, Emily Hadley, and Matias Avila were among the 9 finalist teams in a field of over 80 teams at the ASA DataFest 2018 hosted at Duke University. The event was organized by the Department of Statistical Science at Duke and co-hosted by the Departments of Statistics and Operations Research at UNC Chapel Hill and the Dpeartment of Statistics at NC State. Continue reading

March Madness 2018

NC State is good at basketball, but it’s great at analytics! In the Institute’s version of “March Madness” it’s our Master of Science in Analytics students who come out big winners in the job placement tournament that culminates in March. The Class of 2018 is on a record-setting pace to become our eleventh consecutive cohort to top 90-percent employment by graduation, with 85-percent of the students already Continue reading “March Madness 2018”

American Statistical Association

ASA Symposium on Risk

The Institute’s Dr. Susan Simmons will host the American Statistical Association (ASA) Section on Risk Analysis Bernie Harris Memorial Symposium, May 10-11, 2018. This year’s Symposium will address the emerging challenges for risk analysis as it relates to a wide range of topics, including: the environment, the economy, national security, climate change, and health. The Symposium includes a line-up of distinguished speakers from the research community. Registration opens January 25th. Continue reading “ASA Symposium on Risk”

New Alumni Report

A new report published today offers insights into the professional status and career progression over the past decade of the Institute’s 650 alumni in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program. The Alumni Report documents the distribution of MSA graduates by organization, geography, and industry sector, as well as the incidence of employment promotions and transitions. Continue reading “New Alumni Report”

Students Bring Holiday Cheer

A warm heartfelt thank you goes out to the students in the MSA Class of 2018 who employed their organizing skills to deliver holiday cheer to young patients at WakeMed Children’s Hospital. Students generously raised over $1,500 in donations, and then went on a shopping spree to gather an assortment of gift items most in need for children in the hospital during the holiday season. Continue reading “Students Bring Holiday Cheer”

Putnam Caps Busy Fall Season

Our appreciation goes out to the data science recruiting team at Putnam Investments for visiting the Institute and meeting with our students, capping one of our busiest fall seasons for employer information sessions. The Institute opened its doors to over two dozen employers for gatherings during the fall semester. From Boston to Tampa, and clear across the country, employers flocked to the Institute to meet the 111-student cohort in our Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2018. And we are grateful to all of them for taking time from their busy schedules to share their passion for data analytics with our students. Continue reading “Putnam Caps Busy Fall Season”

Ebay Practicum Team

Applying for the Class of 2019

The Institute welcomes applicants for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2019, our 12th student cohort, which will begin studies next summer (June 2018). The MSA is the nation’s longest running full-fledged master’s degree program in data science with an unparalleled track record for producing highly sought-after graduates. Applications are now being reviewed and the process will continue on a rolling basis, so it’s beneficial to apply early. Continue reading “Applying for the Class of 2019”

Practicum Team Kick-off Meetings

Twenty-two student teams of the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) traveled to meet with their sponsors recently. Up and down the east coast from Massachusetts to Florida and as far west as Kansas and Texas, teams traveled to speak with executives, review business objectives, and to familiarize themselves with the sponsor organization and industry. The Class of 2018 brings the total number of practicum projects to 156 with 110 sponsors since the Institute’s inception in 2007. Continue reading “Practicum Team Kick-off Meetings”

Hats off to the Astros!

Congratulations to our friends at the Houston Astros on winning the 2017 World Series of Major League Baseball — what a terrific year for the team and their loyal fans in Houston and beyond! The Institute is very grateful to the Astros organization for providing projects for our students to work on as part of the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) practicum learning experience. Special thanks to Continue reading “Hats off to the Astros!”