Carolina Data Challenge

The Carolina Data Challenge, a data science hackathon that takes place annually at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, brought together 261 competitors racing to submit projects within 24 hours. The Institute was represented by the team of Malia Dunn-Reier, Namrata Jumani, Conor Lynch, and Jeron Russell, who Continue reading Carolina Data Challenge

Student Spotlight: Duke Health Practicum Team

NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2021 students, in 24 teams, have commenced their eight-month practicum projects. After signing non-disclosure agreements, teams completed kickoff meetings with their sponsor organizations to better understand the context of the business problems they’ve been tasked with solving. Using the scrum Continue reading Student Spotlight: Duke Health Practicum Team

Preventing Eye Strain During Covid

In the wake of COVID-19, many people, including students at the IAA,  have found themselves spending more time in front of a screen. Amidst the many adjustments made to accommodate remote work, one that might be underappreciated is eye strain. This post aims to briefly describe eye strain and offer Continue reading Preventing Eye Strain During Covid

MSA Friends & Family: Chris and Erin St. Jeor

Many of NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) students indicate that they learned about the Institute through a friend or family referral. Indeed, some have seen the stresses and successes of the MSA up close as a roommate, sibling, partner, or spouse completed the program. Occasionally, partners and Continue reading MSA Friends & Family: Chris and Erin St. Jeor

Dos and Don’ts for Passing Certification Exams

Dear Future SAS-Certified Programmer, I came into the MSA program with little to zero experience in coding. Despite some hiccups on the way, I felt a sense of validation when I passed my SAS certification on the first try, and I write this letter to encourage you to do the Continue reading Dos and Don’ts for Passing Certification Exams

Ggeconodist: Your Secret Weapon for Graphing

The  ggplot2 library is an incredibly powerful and wonderful visualization tool for most graphs, but when it comes to boxplots, the ggeconodist library has the upper hand. Learning to use this library in R means you will no longer spend 10 minutes explaining your boxplot to your audience. Both boxplots Continue reading Ggeconodist: Your Secret Weapon for Graphing