ASA DataFest at OSU

June 30, 2017
Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 8:00am
209 W Eighteenth Ave (EA), Room 160
DataFest

ASA DataFest™ 2016 is a collaborative competition where undergraduate students around from The Ohio State University will gather to tackle a data challenge that is likely beyond the scope of what has been encountered in the classroom. The event first began at UCLA in 2011 and has grown to over a dozen schools. Students will work in teams of up to five on a surprise data set. Past examples of projects include analyzing arrest data from the LAPD, examining advertising success for the car website Edmunds.com, and exploring dating data provided by eHarmony. This year’s dataset provider will be revealed at the opening kickoff of the event on April 9th. The goal of the event is to promote collaboration and networking within the data science community. As such, graduate students, faculty, and industry professionals who regularly analyze data are invited to participate in the event as mentors. While undergraduate students are to do all of the work, mentors will be available during the event to assist students in formulating the approach to analyzing the dataset.

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