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

Datalines: An Interview with Polly Mitchell-Guthrie

“When you have a skill and ability to do things with data that most of your stakeholders are not going to understand, it gives you a significant responsibility to make sure that you do so in a way that is ethical.” -Polly Mitchell-Guthrie Charlie: Please provide an overview of your Continue reading Datalines: An Interview with Polly Mitchell-Guthrie

Holiday Gift Drive

This holiday season, the Institute for Advanced Analytics was excited to partner with WakeMed Children’s hospital to collect toys as part of their annual holiday gift drive. The drive ensures that every current patient has a gift at Christmas. While past fundraisers have involved competition between the two cohorts, this Continue reading Holiday Gift Drive

Datalines: An interview with Elaine McVey

“Thinking about how we collect data, how we use data, and how it affects people is part of the obligation of being in data science.” – Elaine McVey This is the first interview in a series called Datalines that explores data science careers in the social sector. The idea for Continue reading Datalines: An interview with Elaine McVey

Thanksgiving

The Institute for Advanced Analytics partnered with Centennial Campus Middle School (Raleigh, NC) and Hobbton High School (Newton Grove, NC) for a thrilling Thanksgiving food fundraiser. Over the course of one week, IAA students were encouraged to bring in nonperishable food donations. Cohorts earned points for specific items. While the Continue reading Thanksgiving