5 Things You Didn’t Know about MSA Class of 2020

After one amazing summer spent at the Institute for Advanced Analytics, I’ve realized my classmates possess some unexpected qualities. Many may expect a group of analytics professionals to be reserved, serious, and glued to their computer screens. However, in only 8 weeks I’ve discovered a completely different picture. 1 – Continue reading 5 Things You Didn’t Know about MSA Class of 2020

Intramural Softball Winners 2019

Proc Home; Run; The MSA intramural sports teams were able to claim another championship with the softball team, Proc Home; Run;, completing a perfect season and winning the league pennant. The road to victory was not smooth sailing for the team, as they had to face the only other undefeated Continue reading Intramural Softball Winners 2019

Sports Analytics: An Interview with Sig Mejdal

“…capabilities and expertise in tools such as SQL, R, and Python. Pragmatic skills are important as well because we want not just dreamers but people who can get projects done by a deadline. Human and social skills are also important. You must work with people who are foreign to you, Continue reading Sports Analytics: An Interview with Sig Mejdal

Alumni Interview: Arri Landsman Roos

“I knew there were techniques that were suited to the problems that I wanted to solve, so I chose to seek out a place where I could learn those techniques.” Arri Landsman-Roos is a 2013 graduate of the Institute for Advanced Analytics. Currently, he is the Director of Analytics at Continue reading Alumni Interview: Arri Landsman Roos

Intramural Soccer

Team Proc Score kicked off the fall season’s intramural soccer coed competitive league with a resounding 6-1 win over Angel’s Emeralds (whatever those are) on Friday. Ditching the business casual standard, the team sported their freshly printed mint green jerseys designed by the team’s very own Anne Marie Strickland. On Continue reading Intramural Soccer


For three full days, five students immersed ourselves in analytics at the Informs Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research (OR). We were given the opportunity to sit in on multiple talks covering a wide variety of topics while also networking with industry specialists. The conference, this year held in Orlando, Continue reading INFORMS

Students take on March Machine Learning Mania

March Madness, it’s a magical time of year where anything can happen. It’s a phenomenon unlike any other: Sixty-eight hopeful college basketball teams enter and, after one wild month, one is crowned champion of them all. With unthinkable upsets happening every year (think Lehigh/Mercer vs. Duke) and dark horse teams running Continue reading Students take on March Machine Learning Mania