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The Center for Business Analytics is sponsoring a Data Mining (CBA-DM) Competition. CBA-DM is an undergraduate student-only competition intended to challenge students as they apply Data Mining prediction models to a complex big data application.
All prizes are funded by the Center for Business Analytics.
First Prize $2000
Second Prize $1000
Third Prize $500
Award money will be shared equally among winning team members and will be given at a networking reception in the Spring. This event will also include a presentation from the winning team. Students, faculty, Center of Business Analytics members and Advisory Council members are invited.
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
Start forming your teams
Monday, November 13
First Day of competition
Remember to register your team online
first set of data is available
Monday, November 27
Second round of data available
Thursday, November 30
Teams submit predictions on 2nd round data for Mid-Competition leaderboard
Monday, December 4
Third and final round of data is available
Thursday, December 14
Final predictions are due
Center for business Analytics Networking event, Prizes awarded and presentation for first place team
Be a Guest Student in the Data Mining Course, 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm in Bartley Hall room 2001
Below is a list of tentative dates. These classes will cover Data Mining techniques such as Decision Trees, Bootstrap Forest, Boosted Trees, and Neural Nets. For more information or to RSVP please use the email address below.
Wednesday November 1 Data Mining Techniques
Monday, November 6 Introductory to JMP
Wednesday, November 8 Hands on Class using JMP
Monday, November 13 Hands on Class using JMP
Need more information? Visit www.villanova.edu/dataminingcompetition or contact Dr. Strandberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Wright, PhD
Meredith K. Lockyer
Center for Business Analytics