Dept. of Statistics sponsoring data mining competition for undergraduates

By March 18, 2016Educational, Events
The Department of Statistics is sponsoring a data mining competition that will be open to all U-M undergraduates.  Cash prizes will be awarded: $500/1st place, $300/2nd place, $200/3rd place.
Teams and individuals are welcome to participate A dataset will be made available on Monday, March 21st and submissions must be made by 9 a.m. on Monday, April 11th.
Each team will produce a written analysis of the provided dataset, focusing on a specific question that will be announced when the dataset is released.  A variety of tools and techniques will be suitable for this task — students from various academic backgrounds focusing on data analytics and computing will be well equipped for the competition.  See kshedden.github.io/data_mining_2016 for more information to be posted on March 21st.