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Data Analytics Club Events, Projects, and Leadership

Why Big Data?

Each industry generates and preserves large amounts of raw data from day-to-day operations. To keep ahead of the competition, many firms convert these large pools of data into useful information, which in turn increases productivity and quality of products and services.

A McKinsey report stated that, “By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.”

The Data Analytics Club’s principal objective is to help students to comprehend big data concepts as an essential competitive resource and learn new computational methods through hands-on workshops and informational sessions. Data analytic skills are resourceful to all students in the MA, MBA, and MSF programs. 

Image of Tom Keene when he visited Brandeis IBS to present in the Bloomberg Lab


The Club organizes numerous activities throughout the year that aid students in preparing their data analytic skills.

Activities include:

Workshops: Microsoft Excel (Basic and Advanced), Microstrategy, Tableau, Matlab, STATA, SPSS, R, MS Access.

These provides students with hands-on training on industry tools used in the field of data analytics.

Speaker Sessions:

These informational sessions equip students with trends and concepts from industry experts, professors, alumni and students.

Real-Time Analytics Projects:

These enable students to work on real-time analytics projects from companies in marketing, finance and business development domains and gain industry exposure.

On-Campus Club Events:

These events help students leverage their data analytic skills.

"Data is the new science. Big Data holds the answers."

 - Pat Gelsinger, COO of EMC

Reference: http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/business_technology/big_data_the_next_frontier_for_innovation