Five Minutes with Aaron Baker ’14

Quantitatively-oriented Disney fans might view Aaron Baker’s role as a dream job: he manages an Enterprise Analytics and Data Science team for Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution. He works remotely from Raleigh with team members based on both the east and west coasts. Aaron’s career ascension is a product of Continue reading Five Minutes with Aaron Baker ’14

Institute Hosts Responsible Machine Learning Conference

On June 3-4, 2021, the Institute hosted its inaugural Responsible Machine Learning Conference (RML2021), which welcomed approximately 320 practitioners, teachers, and students of data science.  Focused on bias, fairness, and transparency in machine learning, RML2021’s featured speakers included renowned scholars from Columbia, Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Chile, and Continue reading Institute Hosts Responsible Machine Learning Conference

Five Minutes with Keona Drakeford ’16

Keona Drakeford didn’t become a leader in the field of data science overnight. She earned an associate’s degree in mathematics in her native New York, balancing her studies with motherhood and various jobs in the finance industry. Keona went on to complete her bachelor’s in statistics and MSA at NC Continue reading Five Minutes with Keona Drakeford ’16

Five Minutes with Vicki Hwang ’13

Five Minutes with Vicki Hwang ’13 Financial services is one of the most common industries where new MSA graduates accept employment, and that’s where Vicki Hwang ‘13 initially landed as well. Her experience as a marketing analyst at M&T Bank — the same institution that sponsored her MSA practicum team’s Continue reading Five Minutes with Vicki Hwang ’13

Ten Minutes with Austin Seals ‘20

Mississippi native Austin Seals completed his undergraduate degree in management information science at Claflin University. A summer research internship sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security at North Carolina A&T State University fueled his interest in data science. As a college senior, Austin attended the Institute’s inaugural Exploring Data Science Continue reading Ten Minutes with Austin Seals ‘20

Student Spotlight: Wounded Warrior Project® Practicum Team

While courses are still underway, students in NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2021 are also dedicating a great deal of time this month to their practicum projects. With the finish line in sight on their eight-month projects, practicum teams are developing early drafts of the Continue reading Student Spotlight: Wounded Warrior Project® Practicum Team