THE BOSTON GLOBE - Data Science and New Tool to Measure MA Tech Performance Against Other States

October 28, 2015

Analytics tool was developed by WPI Data Science faculty and students!

A ground breaking new tool was brought to the attention of The Boston Globe readers this week through their new tech portal BetaBoston. The analytics tool in question was developed by WPI Data Science faculty and students in cooperation with MATTERSthe Massachusetts Technology, Talent and Economic Reporting System.

The Globe Beta Boston report, written by Boston Globe correspondent Jack Newsham, points to the MATTERS analytics work being done for the state by the Massachusetts High Technology Council and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; work that finds it's grounding in a tool developed by the WPI Data Science program faculty and students.  Data Science Program Director, Professor Elke Rundensteiner,  has led nearly two dozen students on this project in the past two years.

"Governor Charlie Baker and his administration have joined a select group of business and civic leders deeply involved in working with MATTERS to help frame an actionable economic development and job-growth strategy," cites Newsham.

According to its website, MATTERS also received support from the State's real estate arm MassDevelopment, and three private companies: Monster Government SolutionsEMD Millipore, and Trinity Partners.

Read the full article on Globe Beta Boston.