Success in the Teradata University Network Data Challenge

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SAF student winners of the TUN 2016 data challengeJen, Arthur, Michael, and Erin  did extremely well in the final presentations in Atlanta. Hire Heroes implemented many of their recommendations and awarded the team "Most Value to Hire Heroes".


The Teradata University Network (TUN) accepted proposals for its second annual Data Challenge on April 29, 2016. The challenge asks students to apply data analytics to a real world organization by giving each team the same data set and business questions from a non-profit. Submissions are evaluated based on the originality of the idea; quality of argumentation; writing quality; and overall contribution to new knowledge.

This year, the Teradata Partner is Hire Heroes USA, which specializes in helping veterans find employment. Under the guidance of Kieng Iv, Jennifer Lo (3B CFM), Erin Xie, Arthur Law, and Michael Zhang prepared a report of their findings, a PowerPoint presentation, and data visualizations. Their submission has been reviewed by the TUN Selection Committee and they will be advancing to the Final Presentations on September 11-15, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. They are one of seven groups selected out of 33 submissions worldwide.

Learn more about the world’s preeminent Data Conference on the Teradata Partners website. Find details for the TUN 2016 Data Challenge online or download the challenge details (PDF) flyer.

Computing and Financial Management wishes Jennifer and her team all the best in the finals!