Alumni in Action: Jackson Perry ’20

Jackson Perry ’20, came to the Institute after completing his undergraduate studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. After graduating, Jackson went on to work for the Advanced Analytics Group at Bain & Company based out of Boston, MA. For 2020 graduates, the transition from graduate school to the working Continue reading Alumni in Action: Jackson Perry ’20

The MSA International Student Experience: Landing Here

Each year, NC State’s Institute for Advanced Analytics welcomes students from around the world to the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) program to train to become top data scientists. Researching graduate programs can be a stressful process for anyone, and international applicants face additional   complexities. We spoke with international Continue reading The MSA International Student Experience: Landing Here

Career Services, Institute Style

Over the past five months, MSA students have regularly engaged with industry representatives as part of a speaker series course. More than 40 companies visited the Institute to teach students how their teams use data analytics. Many MSA alumni have returned to the Institute with their employers to lead these Continue reading Career Services, Institute Style

Student Spotlight: Optum Practicum Team

While courses are still underway, students in NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2020 are also dedicating a great deal of time this month to their job searches and practicum projects. With the finish line in sight on their eight-month projects, practicum teams are developing early Continue reading Student Spotlight: Optum Practicum Team

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