higher education

How to make campus life better with AI technology

Written by Michael Dawisha | AI/Watson, Analytics, Education

In many organizations, business intelligence is the exclusive province of IT specialists and business analysts. However, those of us at Michigan State University (MSU) have a different approach. At MSU’s Division of Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS), we put IBM Watson Analytics (now known as Cognos Analytics) into the hands of our operations managers. Its ...read more


Interns unlock real-world business value with high-tech AI skill

Written by Ellen Durnin | AI/Watson, Analytics, Education

When you think of a student internship, what comes to mind? Ordering office supplies? Managing social media? How about using artificial intelligence to solve an organization’s toughest challenges? In fact, some of our students at Southern Connecticut State University are using advanced analytics to mine data for local businesses through the School of Business’ IBM ...read more


The surprising truth about student achievement

Written by Michael Ben-Avie | AI/Watson, Analytics, Education

What’s the secret to a successful college career? At the Office of Assessment and Planning at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU), it’s our job to find out. What we discovered may surprise you. Studying the data We’ve been collecting student data for many years—running longitudinal cohort studies on every class since 2007. That data includes ...read more


Advancing academic and industry research with AI

Written by Hossein Haj-Hariri | AI/Watson, Education, Industrial Products...

Students at the University of South Carolina’s College of Engineering and Computing are some of the best in the country, and even the world. As dean of the college, I think it’s critical for the university to support them by providing the richest and most advanced research opportunities possible. Our deep partnerships and long-term research ...read more


Can smart facilities management help slow tuition increases?

Written by Jeff Golden | AI/Watson, Analytics, Education

If you walk around a university like ours, one of the really cool things you see is how our facilities management people are woven into the buzz of student activity all around campus. It’s refreshing because it shows that students are aware that things like heat, air conditioning and lighting – things they can easily ...read more