DataFest back at CWRU

After a few years of pandemic hiatus, the ASA DataFest was back at CWRU during the weekend of April 14 -16, 2023. This year the event was co-sponsored by the MAMS Department and the Department of Computer and Data Sciences.

DataFest is a nationally-coordinated data analysis competition supported by the American Statistical Association, held at more than 70 universities in the US and abroad. On a Friday afternoon, ten teams of energetic CWRU undergraduate students came to meet a large and complex data set, ready for 48 hours of intensive data wrangling and data analysis. The teams came up with creative, insightful and innovative ways to extract interesting information the data set. The weekend culminated in presentations for a panel of judges and we would like to congratulate all presenting teams. Teams that were awarded special prices were:

JAVA: Jakob Danninger, Ashley Sah, Kiet, Nguyen, Zhuldyz Ualikhankyzy, and Vibha Mandayam (Best in Show)

Data Ball Z: Luciano Duca, Andrew Ye, Andi Sun, Andrew Wilcomes, and Finnegan O’Leary (Best Use of External Data)

Nintendo-5DS: Khanh Khuat, Michelle Lo, Laura Zhang, Matt Lee, and Tu Pham (Best Visualization)

We would like to thank all participating students for helping make this an engaging and fun learning experience. Also, special thanks to our judges Dr. Vipin Chaudhary (CWRU), Dr. Weihong Guo (CWRU), and Dr. Arseny Zakharov (Boyd Watterson asset management).

See you all next year!

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