April 27, 2018|Student Success, Predictive Analytics|

Measuring the Fulfillment of the American Dream

April 27, 2018|Student Success, Predictive Analytics|

Although the concept of the American Dream means different things to different people, one constant across definitions is economic mobility—the idea that, generation after generation, children will wind up better off than their parents. Earlier this year, the Precision Institute at National University and the San Diego Workforce Partnership hosted a regional summit at which [...]

December 12, 2017|Predictive Analytics, Guest Post|

Predicting the Path of Wildfires and Predicting Student Learning Have One Thing in Common: Data Science

December 12, 2017|Predictive Analytics, Guest Post|

Dr. Ilkay Altintas, Chief Data Science Officer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, was the invited speaker as part of the Distinguished Speakers Series, hosted by the Precision Institute at National University Nov. 30. The title of her talk was “Creating a Data Science Environment for Scientific, Societal, [...]

August 18, 2017|Predictive Analytics, Precision Initiatives|

What Precision Education Has in Common with Precision Medicine

August 18, 2017|Predictive Analytics, Precision Initiatives|

Precision Education has much in common with what is known as Precision Medicine, a comprehensive approach to personalizing healthcare delivery that has emerged in the last decade. Both refer to using a variety of information about individuals to better serve their needs, and both rely on advances in computing power to make sense out of [...]

July 14, 2017|Predictive Analytics|

Looking to the Future: Can Predictive Analytics Improve Student Success in Higher Education?

July 14, 2017|Predictive Analytics|

It has become common for business to rely on the accumulation of large amounts of data and the application of analytics to predict our behavior. Credit ratings, for example, are based on statistical correlations between certain characteristics and behaviors of borrowers and the likelihood that they will repay loans. Most institutions of higher education, however, [...]

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