Future of Analytics

The Institute’s director Dr. Michael Rappa was in Nashville today to discuss the future of analytics degree programs at the annual Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference sponsored by IISE, the global association of productivity and efficiency professionals specializing in industrial engineering, healthcare, ergonomics and other related professions. Dr. Rappa was joined on the panel by a Continue reading “Future of Analytics”

Become a Practicum Sponsor

The Institute invites interested organizations to submit a proposal to sponsor a practicum team project for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2016. Since 2007, our students have conducted a wide variety of projects—nearly 90 in all—from virtually every industry sector, as well as state and federal government agencies. Sponsors identify challenging business problems and share data for their team to analyze. The 8-month project is conducted confidentially and without a sponsorship fee. The proposal submission period is open through July 1. Continue reading “Become a Practicum Sponsor”

2015 Director’s Prize

Congratulations to Natali Ojeda Meneses and Justin Feerhusen, who share this year’s Director’s Prize as the top graduates in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2015. Ojeda and Feerhusen earned the prize in recognition by their peers of their exemplary performance throughout the 10-month program. Announcing the winners at commencement, the Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, said “Natali and Justin proved themselves to be consummate team players, consistently garnering high praise from their peers. They represent everything we value in Continue reading “2015 Director’s Prize”

MSA 2015 Commencement, Mandy and Brianna

2015 Commencement Exercises

The Institute held its 8th annual commencement exercises today for candidates in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2015. Diplomas were conferred to eighty-six degree candidates on a beautiful sunny morning at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh. Presiding over the graduation ceremony was the Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa. He was joined by members of the faculty, staff and five-hundred invited Continue reading “2015 Commencement Exercises”

100% Job Placement By Graduation, Again!

Hats off to the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2015! With commencement a few days away, the Institute is delighted to report its second consecutive year of 100-percent job placement before graduation. All 84 students searching for new employment secured well-paying positions in the analytics profession. Average base salaries for candidates with less than 3 years of prior work experience increased to $90,900; those with 3 or more years of Continue reading “100% Job Placement By Graduation, Again!”

Practicum Teams Deliver Results

The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2015 is on the final leg of its journey, as seventeen practicum teams bring to culmination eight months of work pouring over large volumes of complicated data and building models. Many of the teams are on the road this week traveling to destinations around North Carolina and as far away as Boston, New York, and Jacksonville, Florida, to deliver the results of their practicum projects to their sponsors. Students conducted a wide array of studies, from the analysis of warranty claims to optimizing civilian mass-evacuation procedures Continue reading “Practicum Teams Deliver Results”

Michael Rappa

Director Speaks at Data Science Forum

The Institute’s director Dr. Michael Rappa spoke to a international congregation of academics at the Data Science and Advanced Analytics Forum hosted by SAS, in Cary. The two-day forum highlighted the development of graduate education in the field, and how universities and industry can work together in developing curricula and enhancing education with real-world problems and data. Dr. Rappa’s session Continue reading “Director Speaks at Data Science Forum”