Professor Michael Watson and the MEM Analytics Club Invites You to Attend an Analytics Mini Boot Camp

The field of Analytics is an exciting place to be right now. The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article on the importance of analytics to your organization and career.

The MEM Analytics Club has put together an Analytics Mini Boot Camp on Saturday Apr 26, from 12:30-3:30 in L211 Tech on the Evanston Campus. This event is free and is open to all MEM students and MEM alumni.

This will be a great way to learn what the field of Analytics is all about as well as dive into some of the new technology being used. We are assuming you have no prior knowledge of analytics, but content will also be provided for those who have studied it before.

The rough agenda:

  • Introduction to the field of Analytics and machine learning
  • Introduction to R (one of the open-source tools that is popular with data scientists)
  • Discussion of machine learning algorithms (we’ll hit a few of the basic ones and also talk about some ways to extend the basic algorithms)

This short course is being sponsored by Opex Analytics and we’ll have a few of their data scientists (graduates of NU’s MSiA program) help lead some of the more detailed sessions.

Pizza will be provided, and we would like to have an accurate count, so if you plan to attend, please contact either Jennifer Wei (, Chris Rader (, or Professor Watson ( We hope to see you there!

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