Monday, November 27, 2023

The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science is thrilled to share the success of its recent Datathon event made possible through the generous sponsorship of Transamerica! 

An image from the 2023 Datathon event

Thank you for championing innovation and education of the next generation of data scientists!

Twenty-two talented graduate and undergraduate students in Data Science and Statistics showcased their analytical prowess, tackling the challenge of “Strategic Screening: Developing a Predictive Model for Chronic Hepatitis B Infection Using Reliable Patient Data.”

Huge congratulations to the stellar teams:

  • Team “Predictive Pioneers” for clinching the Top Prize!
  • Team “Data Divers” for winning Best Data Visualization!
  • Team “The Misfits” for securing the title of Best Data Collection!

Heartfelt gratitude to all participants, industry experts, and faculty who served as judges (Boxiang Wang, Duncan Leaf, Sai Kumar Popuri, Sanvesh Srivastava), and event organizers (Aixin Tan, Boxiang Wang, Kung-Sik Chan, Sanvesh Srivastava) for making this Datathon a resounding success!

The Datathon event concludes the semester-long sequence of boot camps that provides students with extra practical training in data wrangling, survey data, and business communication. Great thanks to the participants and the boot camp coaches (Ruitao Liu, Duncan Leaf, Paul Hampton). 

Your dedication to shaping the future of data professionals is truly appreciated!