Five Minutes with Tom Pinckney ’18

Current MSA student Louise Lindegaard recently interviewed Tom Pinckney ‘18 on his experiences at the Institute and beyond. They share a background in the sciences: Louise studied chemistry and geography at UNC-Chapel Hill; Tom studied biology at UNC Charlotte, then worked for nearly three years at Novozymes, a biotech company. Continue reading Five Minutes with Tom Pinckney ’18

Five Minutes with Sufyan Shahin ’20

Sufyan Shahin ‘20 and current student Jon Luettgen both enrolled in the MSA program after working as high school math teachers. They’ve gotten to know one another through improvisational comedy workshops that Sufyan hosts weekly as a way for MSA students to hone their communication skills in a fun, zero-stakes Continue reading Five Minutes with Sufyan Shahin ’20

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