Thanksgiving Food Drive

It is no surprise that when you get a group of highly intelligent students together, most tasks turn into a competition. And for a group of aspiring data scientists, that competition comes down to numbers! This month, our Blue and Orange cohorts competed against one another to donate as many Continue reading Thanksgiving Food Drive

Sports Analytics: An Interview with Sig Mejdal

“…capabilities and expertise in tools such as SQL, R, and Python. Pragmatic skills are important as well because we want not just dreamers but people who can get projects done by a deadline. Human and social skills are also important. You must work with people who are foreign to you, Continue reading Sports Analytics: An Interview with Sig Mejdal

Applying to MSA program

The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) at NC State is one of the country’s most elite graduate data science programs. If you’re skeptical, check out the MSA’s job placement ratings and the accompanying salaries. Being one of the premier data science institutions, the competition to get into the program Continue reading Applying to MSA program

Annual School Supplies Drive Class of 2019

IAA’s Annual School Supplies Drive On average, teachers spend $500 each school year for supplies for their students.  In order to help decrease this amount locally, the students at the Institute for Advanced Analytics organized a supplies drive for Centennial Campus Middle School (CCMS). Eight students from the class of Continue reading Annual School Supplies Drive Class of 2019

Team of IAA Students Among Finalists at 2018 ASA Duke DataFest

The IAA team of 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 2018 Duke DataFest. We were commended for our presentation skills and analysis. The 2018 ASA Duke Datafest (https://www2.stat.duke.edu/datafest/) began on Continue reading Team of IAA Students Among Finalists at 2018 ASA Duke DataFest

Alumni Interview: Arri Landsman Roos

“I knew there were techniques that were suited to the problems that I wanted to solve, so I chose to seek out a place where I could learn those techniques.” Arri Landsman-Roos is a 2013 graduate of the Institute for Advanced Analytics. Currently, he is the Director of Analytics at Continue reading Alumni Interview: Arri Landsman Roos

Datalines: An Interview with Maia Majumder

“Novel data streams allow us to see what’s happening in areas where traditional disease surveillance is weak. As internet penetration around the world improves, we are getting better signal in more places.” Maia Majumder is a computational epidemiology research fellow at HealthMap and a PhD candidate at MIT. In our Continue reading Datalines: An Interview with Maia Majumder

3 Students Compete at The Data Open

On February 3, 2018, three IAA students participated in The Data Open hosted by Correlation One and Citadel at Duke University. The three students – Alex Christian, Nikhil Prasad, and Emily Hadley – were among 96 students chosen from over 400 applicants who completed a rigorous placement test. They teamed up Continue reading 3 Students Compete at The Data Open

Using Neural Network to Detect Hate Speech

This article was originally posted to LinkedIn by Amy Hemmeter and Kirsty Ward. We have included it in Data Column to show an example of the kinds of outside collaborative projects that students complete. At the beginning of the year, we realized that we shared an interest in text analytics, Continue reading Using Neural Network to Detect Hate Speech