Alumni in Action: Gerhard Pilcher

Meet Gerhard Pilcher ‘11. After graduating from NC State University with a BS in computer science, Pilcher spent more than 25 years in the private sector working in telecommunications and various other industries. After becoming more interested in data science, he decided to pursue the MSA. Since graduating, he has Continue reading Alumni in Action: Gerhard Pilcher

The Boy Who Cried Type I Error (Wolf)

A classic bedtime story teaches a confusing statistical concept. Don’t believe me? Follow along. Given the following hypothesis: Ho: no wolf present Ha: wolf present What error was the boy who cried “wolf!” committing? A type I error, of course. He rejected the true null hypothesis and concluded the alternative. Continue reading The Boy Who Cried Type I Error (Wolf)

An Interview with Shoshana Collins

Meet Shoshana Collins, Class of ‘17. She entered the MSA program after working as a research analyst at Cushman & Wakefield, a commercial real estate company. Before that, Shoshana received a history degree from U.C. Berkeley, and worked as a freelance writer and researcher. Since completing the MSA, Shoshana has Continue reading An Interview with Shoshana Collins

The MSA Internation Student Experience: Conversation Club

The Institute for Advanced Analytics attracts aspiring data scientists from around the world, with nearly 20 percent of MSA alumni hailing from outside the United States. To better support this population, Kate Bagley, the Institute’s Assistant Head of Technical Communication, introduced Conversation Club at the start of the MSA Class Continue reading The MSA Internation Student Experience: Conversation Club

How to Ace Your First Hackathon–Tutorials in Python

Back in 2018, when I first learned about hackathons, I had never written a line of code in Python, let alone participated in coding events. While I was excited about solving data science problems, my lack of coding skills was a severe hindrance in achieving this feat. However, I was Continue reading How to Ace Your First Hackathon–Tutorials in Python

Student Spotlight: Fifth Third Bank Practicum Team

Three months into their eight-month practicum projects, students in NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2020 are deep in the throes of data analysis, applying the techniques they are concurrently learning in the classroom to solve their sponsors’ business problems. In the coming weeks, they will Continue reading Student Spotlight: Fifth Third Bank Practicum Team