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Wednesday, January 18, 2023 — 8:30 AM to Sunday, January 22, 2023 — 5:00 PM EST

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Scotiabank and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science are pleased to announce the first Data Science Discovery Days competition!

The data competition kicks off on Friday, January 20th, 2023 and finishes on Sunday, January 22nd, 2023. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and work with Scotiabank throughout the event, including two pre-event networking/information sessions taking place on January 18th & January 19th.

Event Overview

The data in this competition will be centered around Fraud Detection. 

After two days of high-pressure data analysis, critical thinking, and presentation design, each team is required to submit a presentation slide deck, along with a brief write-up explaining their findings. The teams with the strongest submissions will be invited to present their findings in front of a panel of judges.

All events, described in more detail below, will be offered in either an in-person or virtual format, depending on the event. Please note that students are expected to be in-person on Friday, January 20th for event kick-off and on Sunday, January 22nd if they are delivering a presentation.  

This competition will include $8000 in prizes for participating teams. The competition allows opportunities to win monetary values for 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place.

Who may participate?

The competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Waterloo. Students are encouraged to form teams of 3 or 4 individuals with diverse backgrounds and skills from different disciplines. 

Each individual in a team must submit a separate registration by end of day Sunday, January 8, 2023, and include the team name on the form. If you are registering as an individual, please indicate this on the form and we will place you on a team closer to the event date.

Agenda:

Please note that the delivery method is tentaive and may change by the event date.

Date Info

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Networking with Scotiabank. Opportunity to meet with key Scotiabankers and learn about exciting future opportunities.

(In Person)

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Introduction to Data & Analytics:

  • Day in the life of working with data at Scotiabank
  • Alumni stories and Q&A
  • Tips and Tricks for the competition  

(Virtual)

Friday, January 20, 2023

Competition kick-off and networking.

  • Introduce the problem statement
  • introduce the data set
  • information on judging criteria and submissions

(In Person)

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Work on data set and meet with mentors

(Virtual)

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Final Presentations, Judging, & Closing Ceremony

(In Person)

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