The Institute is delighted to host The Foresight Practitioner Conference on October 5-6, 2016. Produced in conjunction with Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting, the conference program features talks by nine forecasting experts, including Anne Robinson, Executive Director of Supply Chain Strategy and Analytics at Verizon Wireless and former President of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS); and Michael Gilliland, Product Marketing Manager at SAS and Foresight Editor for Forecasting Practice. Foresight is published by the nonprofit International Institute of Forecasters (IIF).
The Institute invites interested organizations to submit proposals to sponsor a practicum team project for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2017. Since 2007, our students have conducted a wide variety of projects—110 with 70 sponsors—from virtually every industry sector, as well as state and federal government agencies and non-profits. Sponsors identify challenging business objectives and share data for their student team to analyze. Continue reading “Become a Practicum Sponsor”
The Institute held its 9th annual commencement today for candidates in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2016. Diplomas were conferred to 113 degree candidates on a beautiful springtime morning in downtown Raleigh. Presiding over the ceremony was the Institute’s founding director, Dr. Michael Rappa. Continue reading “Commencement Exercises”
The Institute’s director Dr. Michael Rappa has been elected to the INFORMS Analytics Certification Board (ACB), which oversees the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) program. The ACB is both a standard setting and assessment body for professionals in the analytics field, and is comprised of highly-regarded analytics and operations Continue reading “Director Elected to Certification Board”
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) today named the Institute for Advanced Analytics one of three finalist schools in the competition for the UPS George D. Smith Prize, an award created to strengthen ties between academia and industry. The award recognizes excellence in preparing students Continue reading “Institute Named Prize Finalist”
The Institute for Advanced Analytics joined forces this week with the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to co-host the 2016 Spring Opportunities Workshop for Women in Math Sciences. The primary goals of the workshop is two-fold: to familiarize women and/or Continue reading “Institute co-hosts Workshop”
What is a data scientist and how does a student with ambition become one? That was the question posed by the Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, speaking today at the University of South Florida. Dr. Rappa was the invited guest speaker at the Interdisciplinary Data Sciences Consortium (IDSC) Colloquium jointly sponsored by IDSC Continue reading “Data Science Colloquium”
Business demand for graduates with data analytics knowledge and skills has exploded, while the field itself is still evolving and changing rapidly, with new strategies, tools, and techniques coming online daily. These dynamics are challenging business schools to respond with innovative programs and curricular approaches that are Continue reading “AACSB Seminar on Data Analytics”