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Dr. Michael Rappa

Director, Institute for Advanced Analytics & Distinguished University Professor , Advanced Analytics

530 Venture II
Phone: 919-513-0480

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Dr. Michael Rappa is the founding director of the Institute for Advanced Analytics and a professor in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. As head of the Institute, he leads the nation’s first and preeminent Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) as its principal architect. The MSA is an intensive one-year professional degree that blends computer science, statistics, applied mathematics and business disciplines into an innovative education focused on the analysis of very large amounts of data. Prior to joining NC State as Distinguished University Professor in 1998, for nine years he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research Areas

  • Advanced Learning Technologies
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Analytics


Ph.D., University of Minnesota


  • IBM Faculty Award - 2010