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DataFest celebrates going beyond the numbers

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Participants at the first annual Datafest


From May 5 to 7, over 70 students from across campus participated in the first annual ASA DataFest competition hosted by the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science. The main goal of the competition is to have students collaborate and compete on a data analysis question that was provided by Expedia.com for 2017.

After intense data wrangling, analysis, and presentation design three teams took away the top prize for Best Insight, Best Visualization, and Best use of External Data. 

Congratulations to: 

  • Team SixSigma winner of  Best Insight.
    • Hudson Ash,
    • Chengtao (Tony) Zou,
    • Li (Jerry) Guan, and
    • Kevin Wang
  • Team Mr Goose for Best Visualization
    • Raymond Dinh;
    • Patrick Li;
    • Zixi (Jerry) Liu; and
    • Danying Xiao
  • Team 404, winner of Best Use of External Data
    • Jonathan Barenboim;
    • Shivam Sharma;
    • Ilia Sucholutsky; and
    • Ellie Feygin​

Source: Daily Bulletin