The National University of Singapore Business Analytics Centre (NUS BAC) and graph analytics provider TigerGraph have announced that they have entered into an MOU to enhance the school’s business analytics curriculum and strengthen students’ graph database capabilities.
Part of the technology that powers search engines and online product recommendations, a graph database allows analysts to find connections among the data, said Tiger Graph in a press release. In business analytics, a graph database can be used to improve revenue through product and service marketing, manage risks through fraud protection, as well as optimise resources through supply chain analysis.
The collaboration aims to enhance students’ skills in using graph databases through related software and resources by TigerGraph. NUS business analytics students can also seek internship opportunities with TigerGraph and its partners.
Jointly formed by the NUS School of Computing and NUS Business School, NUS BAC offers the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) programme.
Grow the talent pool in analytics
Associate Professor James Pang Yan, Co-Director of the BAC, said, “Graph analytics is an emerging field which can help to solve some of the problems that traditional analysis can’t solve. Our collaboration with TigerGraph will help to provide the latest industry-relevant knowledge and training in graph technology for our MSBA students. This talent pool will in turn help to meet the growing demand of businesses, in Singapore and in the region, who are using analytics to improve operations.”
Serene Keng, Managing Director of Channel and Alliances for Asia Pacific and Japan, TigerGraph said, “TigerGraph strongly believes in leading the way for private and public collaboration towards the next frontier of big data and advanced analytics through our partnership and alliance initiatives. We are proud to join forces with NUS to make graph analytics capabilities more accessible to enterprises by developing a larger talent pool with sought-after graph database skill sets.”
In addition, TigerGraph will sponsor the NUS-TigerGraph Innovation Challenge, which will be held in 2023. This challenge will feature problem statements based on realistic business problems from TigerGraph and its clients, and aims to showcase and reward ground-breaking innovative solutions from NUS students.