Student Spotlight: GoDaddy Practicum Team

For students in NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2020, the new semester brings new opportunities. They’re learning about big data, optimization, simulation and risk, and other advanced topics. They’re beginning to interview for jobs. And when they’re not in the classroom or meeting with prospective Continue reading Student Spotlight: GoDaddy Practicum Team

Data for Good: Visualizing Food Insecurity

When Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina in September 2018, its impacts were devastating and many communities were faced with food insecurity. Nonprofits across the state quickly initiated or increased relief efforts to affected areas. Among these was the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, which had previously collected Continue reading Data for Good: Visualizing Food Insecurity

Student Spotlight: Elevate Practicum Team

Students in NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2020 are already halfway through their eight-month practicum projects! Before departing campus for a well-deserved winter break, the practicum teams will deliver mid-point presentations to their project sponsors, highlighting their findings thus far and intended next steps to Continue reading Student Spotlight: Elevate Practicum Team

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