Success through Diverse Backgrounds

As a recent graduate with a statistics degree and a background in programming, the Institute for Advanced Analytics program was the quintessential fit for the next chapter in my life. However, one aspect of the Institute surprised me: the IAA accepted and admitted students from a vast array of academic Continue reading Success through Diverse Backgrounds

Student Spotlight: Asurion Practicum Team

Twenty-four teams of NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) students recently kicked off their eight-month practicum projects. Through these projects, sponsored by diverse organizations, students will use the analytical tools and techniques they’re learning in the classroom to develop solutions to their sponsors’ business problems. This month, we’d Continue reading Student Spotlight: Asurion Practicum Team

Twitter’s Role in Data Science

As data science enthusiasts, we hear about Twitter’s role in web scraping and sentiment analysis in various projects and research journals. Twitter gives us a constant influx of data on any topic imaginable, giving analysts a way to generate reports on how people feel about healthcare, the stock market, or Continue reading Twitter’s Role in Data Science

Alumni in Action: Sneha Raghavan

Meet Sneha Raghavan ‘17. Following her undergraduate career as an international relations major at The College of William and Mary, Raghavan began dabbling in data analysis as a research assistant for the Center for Strategic & International Studies and the Center for Global Development, both Washington, DC-based think tanks. She Continue reading Alumni in Action: Sneha Raghavan

Three must-listen podcasts for data scientists

There is a podcast out there for everyone, and in some cases, many. I have discovered that there are more than a few podcasts written by and for people like me — unashamed data nerds. Here are my favorites. Data Skeptic Data Skeptic is one of the most popular podcasts Continue reading Three must-listen podcasts for data scientists

Alumni in Action: Emily Burnett

Meet Emily (“Emmy”) Burnett ‘17. She entered the MSA program immediately following her undergraduate studies in statistics, business, and sociology at Rice University. Upon completion of the MSA, Burnett joined Red Hat in its Raleigh headquarters and is currently working as a Principal Business Data Scientist. We talked with Burnett Continue reading Alumni in Action: Emily Burnett