Star Wars and text mining: This is the post you are looking for…

10 years. It has been 10 years since the last Star Wars film, and the world is fully feeling the Star Wars fever. From Star Wars toys and games to Star Wars household items, Star Wars is everywhere you turn and it could not be more exciting. With Star Wars Continue reading Star Wars and text mining: This is the post you are looking for…

Soccer Team

“It Depends.” This phrase is a running joke at the Institute for all of the statistical questions one may ever have: Is your R-squared value good enough? Should you take an order one difference? Ensemble? It also happens to be the mantra of the undefeated Institute for Advanced Analytics Football Continue reading Soccer Team

Bond, James Bond

Despite a plethora of franchise reboots occurring over the last decade, one that has always stood the test of time is James Bond. Whether due to the presence of fancy cars and gadgets, formulaic villains, or just the British accents, the franchise continues to consistently attract American audiences. With Spectre, Continue reading Bond, James Bond

5 Tips for International Students

I have contemplated writing a blog to document my experiences in the 10 month MS Analytics program. However, when it came time to choose a topic to write about, I was more confused than a SAS programmer using R for the first time. I wanted to write about a multitude of Continue reading 5 Tips for International Students

Building an Analyst One Board Game at a Time

What makes a strong analyst? We talk to many employers during information events. A pretty common question that gets asked is “What are you looking for in an new hire? What makes a successful analyst/data scientist in your organization/company/secret cabal?” A few of the characteristics that I’ve noted from the many Continue reading Building an Analyst One Board Game at a Time

Road Trips, Podcasts, and Data, Oh my!

I knew the moment I was accepted into the MSA program at North Carolina State University that I wanted to drive to my new home in Raleigh. Having grown up and spent all my life in the dry and sunny clutches of the Southwest, I knew I couldn’t pass up Continue reading Road Trips, Podcasts, and Data, Oh my!