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

Learning SAS With Baseball Data, Where Process > Results

Last Monday marked the beginning of the “bootcamp” portion of the MSA program. Aside from two communications classes and preparing for a group presentation, the first week of bootcamp mainly consisted of learning and applying statistical concepts and the SAS programming language. As a member of the orange summer cohort, Continue reading Learning SAS With Baseball Data, Where Process > Results

How to Start Programming: Automating a Cover Letter

Solving the simple problems can be the most fun When starting my first job for Bloomberg LP in September 2015, I had to undergo 2 weeks of training on the Bloomberg Terminal, finance, and the internal systems of  the company. I learned about the people, the job and, most notably, Continue reading How to Start Programming: Automating a Cover Letter

Team of IAA Students Among Finalists at 2018 ASA Duke DataFest

The IAA team of Daniel Li, Veer Gupta, Idrees Hussain, Emily Hadley, and Matias Avila were among the 9 finalist teams in a field of over 80 teams at the 2018 Duke DataFest. We were commended for our presentation skills and analysis. The 2018 ASA Duke Datafest (https://www2.stat.duke.edu/datafest/) began on Continue reading Team of IAA Students Among Finalists at 2018 ASA Duke DataFest

Using Neural Network to Detect Hate Speech

This article was originally posted to LinkedIn by Amy Hemmeter and Kirsty Ward. We have included it in Data Column to show an example of the kinds of outside collaborative projects that students complete. At the beginning of the year, we realized that we shared an interest in text analytics, Continue reading Using Neural Network to Detect Hate Speech

“I couldn’t care less.. For all intents and purposes.. One and the same” and other commonly misspoken phrases

Have you ever realized that you’ve been saying a common phrase incorrectly? Often the first way you hear a phrase pronounced is adopted as your personal rule. This comes up in everyday speech and, maybe most amusingly, in the misinterpretation of song lyrics. This blog post was inspired by noticing Continue reading “I couldn’t care less.. For all intents and purposes.. One and the same” and other commonly misspoken phrases