Building a Collaborative Filtering Recommendation Engine

While preparing for the SAS Business Analyst certification, Jiin and I were discussing a side project that we could complete during the winter break. We decided to build a movie recommendation engine for two reasons. First, neither of us had experience in this area, and second, this project would help Continue reading Building a Collaborative Filtering Recommendation Engine

Alumni in Action: Diego Malaver ’17

Meet Diego Malaver ‘17, a data scientist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As a student at UNC-Chapel Hill, he majored in biology and economics and served as an associate producer and host for the student radio station. His varied experiences revealed a unique passion for Continue reading Alumni in Action: Diego Malaver ’17

Student Spotlight: GoDaddy Practicum Team

For students in NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2020, the new semester brings new opportunities. They’re learning about big data, optimization, simulation and risk, and other advanced topics. They’re beginning to interview for jobs. And when they’re not in the classroom or meeting with prospective Continue reading Student Spotlight: GoDaddy Practicum Team

Data for Good: Visualizing Food Insecurity

When Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina in September 2018, its impacts were devastating and many communities were faced with food insecurity. Nonprofits across the state quickly initiated or increased relief efforts to affected areas. Among these was the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, which had previously collected Continue reading Data for Good: Visualizing Food Insecurity

Student Spotlight: Elevate Practicum Team

Students in NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2020 are already halfway through their eight-month practicum projects! Before departing campus for a well-deserved winter break, the practicum teams will deliver mid-point presentations to their project sponsors, highlighting their findings thus far and intended next steps to Continue reading Student Spotlight: Elevate Practicum Team