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 MSA International 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 International Student Experience: Conversation Club

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