Student Spotlight: Microsoft Practicum Team

Three months into their eight-month practicum projects, students in NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2021 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: Microsoft Practicum Team

Alumni in Action: Emily Bisenius ’19 & Hayley Edmonds ’19

In Spring 2018, Emily Bisenius was the first of her soon-to-be MSA ‘19 classmates to post a call for roommates on the incoming student forum. Hayley Edmonds was the first to respond. During the MSA ‘19 Orientation that June, we interviewed the two roommates to find out their hopes and Continue reading Alumni in Action: Emily Bisenius ’19 & Hayley Edmonds ’19

Analyzing the Ultimate Halloween Candy Power Ranking

Like everything else in 2020, this Halloween will be different from any other year.  That doesn’t have to be a negative thing, though.  Fewer trick-or-treaters means you get to keep more of the candy bowl to yourself.  I am celebrating early this year with an analysis of FiveThirtyEight’s Ultimate Halloween Continue reading Analyzing the Ultimate Halloween Candy Power Ranking

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