Analytics Meetup Groups

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Each class in the MSA program has less than a year to both master analytics and pursue our ideal job, so I want to get involved with as many diverse analytics-oriented events as possible. Overall, I’m enthusiastic about the value of several local meetups to broaden my experience with analytics. Continue reading Analytics Meetup Groups

Presentation Slides: Why you should use icons

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“An icon is worth a thousand of words.” Well, this statement may be a bit of an exaggeration. However, icons in presentation slides can communicate in a much better way than using words in terms of the quantity of information and richness of style. As analytics professionals, one important job Continue reading Presentation Slides: Why you should use icons

The Museum Tour

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After 8 months of working with our museum partners to get their valuable insight, data cleaning, data aggregation, coaching staff meetings, data cleaning, midterm presentations, (have we mentioned data cleaning?), model building, model testing and validation, more model building, PowerPoint development, and report writing – our project finally came together Continue reading The Museum Tour

Master of Participation in Analytics

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Take an inside look at how often certain students participate in spring classes and who interacts in the same class. Names have been changed for privacy.   Key Findings The average student participated in class with 13 other students The 4 students who participated the most did not always participate Continue reading Master of Participation in Analytics

INFORMS

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For three full days, five students immersed ourselves in analytics at the Informs Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research (OR). We were given the opportunity to sit in on multiple talks covering a wide variety of topics while also networking with industry specialists. The conference, this year held in Orlando, Continue reading INFORMS

Marvel Cinema Universe Network Analysis

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If you are a villain in the Marvel Cinema Universe (MCU), good luck surviving long enough to be a staple in the movie franchise. A select few actors have been fortunate enough to make an appearance in 4 or more of the Marvel Comic Universe movies, with Robert Downey Jr. Continue reading Marvel Cinema Universe Network Analysis

Students take on March Machine Learning Mania

March Madness, it’s a magical time of year where anything can happen. It’s a phenomenon unlike any other: Sixty-eight hopeful college basketball teams enter and, after one wild month, one is crowned champion of them all. With unthinkable upsets happening every year (think Lehigh/Mercer vs. Duke) and dark horse teams running Continue reading Students take on March Machine Learning Mania

Four Stages of Job Rejection Grief

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It’s interview season, which is a complex combination of excitement and stress. And no matter how much effort you put into preparing for case studies, reviewing notes, brushing up on interview skills, or customizing resumes, you can still get “the news” that you were not selected for a job. What Continue reading Four Stages of Job Rejection Grief

What’s Missing? Solving the Missing Values Dilemma

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Struggling with missing data? We were too! We have had our fair share of encountering missing data (on homework assignments and practicum project). As my team worked on our practicum project, missing values seemed to be a larger part of the data exploration phase of the model building process than Continue reading What’s Missing? Solving the Missing Values Dilemma

Blood Sugar Analysis App

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The ability for organizations to data mine and address a wide range of business problems across many industries is a huge asset in terms of ROI. What about big data and analytics helping not only the bottom line but also the general public? What about all the data that envelops Continue reading Blood Sugar Analysis App