UNH Analytics & Data Science Partner with IBM Watson

In a continuing effort to help give our students a competitive edge in the workforce, we are pleased to announce our partnership with IBM Watson Analytics.   Through this new relationship each student will be entitled to his or her own subscription of Watson™ Analytics Student Edition at no cost! 





IBM Watson Analytics Free Student Edition

The University of New Hampshire is fully committed to building Watson Analytics into the curriculum.  As a result, we will be offering students complimentary access.  The end goal is to help prepare you for the new demands of the workforce and we believe Watson Analytics will help prepare the next generation of "citizen" data scientists and be instrumental in helping close a critical skills gap identified in the workforce.

At a time where employers expect individuals at all levels of the organization to use raw data for new insights, the more prepared our students are to deliver results and insights, the better!  We encourage you to take advantage of this exclusive offer extended to us.

Why Watson Analytics?

The abundance of data, the popularity and the growth of the cloud, advances in analytics, new user experience design and business models have converged. The result of this convergence is the imperative for everyone to make decisions based on facts and data. Where once organizations relied on data scientists or IT to prepare and interpret data, now marketing, sales, operations, finance and HR professionals are being asked to get answers they need from all types of data — on their own.

What is Watson Analytics?

Watson Analytics is truly about smart data discovery. It is a cloud-based analytics service that enables a business user to be a “citizen data scientist” and easily find answers within their own data. It automates the process of going from business question to actionable insights and reduces dependence on scarce analytics expertise. The easy-to-use interface combined with natural language interactions and cognitive capabilities guide you through advanced analytics so you can answer questions and discover new insights. A combination of exploration, discovery and visualizations enables you to create clear and compelling stories that lead you to the right conclusions and drive a common, forward-looking view of your business.

It’s simple to get your free Student Edition.

IBM Watson for UNH students

After registering, students will receive an activation code via email to access their account. 

IBM Watson Training for Faculty - Thursday, April 6 at 1pm

This partnership will allow all faculty and students to access IBM Watson Analytics for free for use in classroom teaching, projects and research.  This powerful, cloud hosted tool can bring the power of Watson to all of the quantitative and analytic learning you may currently be offering.  Watson allows for on demand data integration, analysis and visualization through easy to understand interfacing.  Faculty are invited to come learn how this service can be a valuable tool in your teaching and learning inventory!

A 90 minute faculty training session takes place on Thursday, April 6 at 1pm in Durham, sponsored by the UNH Graduate Programs in Analytics & Data Science and IBM Watson. Space will be limited to the first 40 who sign up.  

Faculty - Register Here 

Faculty and researchers would need to contact wap@us.ibm.com for an application to get started.

Want to Know More About IBM Watson?


View a library of how-to videos     Download a step-by-step workbook & dataset       Enroll in a free "Fundamentals of Watson Analytics" course





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Grad Analytics Students Use IBM Watson

Shane, Logan, and Colin at computers competing in a hackathon
visualizations to show national polling data
M.S. in Analytics Students Shane, Logan, and Colin take second in UNH ECenter hackathon with IBM Watson Analytics.

"The University of New Hampshire is proud to partner with IBM Watson Analytics as we continue to embrace data-driven discovery across all of our academic programs and campuses. UNH is a leader in data driven science and analytics at all levels and promotes applied interdisciplinary learning by putting students in partnership with faculty and real-world data from industry and the public sector. Partnering with IBM WA will considerably enhance the analytic options students now have to explore our data rich world and promote new insights," Nancy Targett, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.


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