The Relative Importance of Region and Vaccination in Predicting COVID-19 Cases in U.S. Counties

At the beginning of Summer 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic looked to be behind us. Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths were at the lowest levels since the beginning of the pandemic, spurred by what appeared to be a combination of warm weather and increasing vaccinations. However, the emergence of the Delta Variant Continue reading The Relative Importance of Region and Vaccination in Predicting COVID-19 Cases in U.S. Counties

Five Minutes with Alec Brown ’18

Alec Brown enrolled in the MSA program mere weeks after earning dual bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and economics from Western Kentucky University. During the MSA, he and four teammates completed a practicum project sponsored by the Museums of Fine Arts of Boston and Houston. Upon graduation, he accepted a job Continue reading Five Minutes with Alec Brown ’18

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