Data Science for Business and Economics Conference
May 24th - 26th, 2018
The objective of this conference was to feature speakers from business, economics, statistics, computer science, engineering, and other areas as they explore the use of data science to solve real-world problems.
2017 Dawn or Doom Data Dive
Krannert School of Management's Business Information Center (BIAC) and Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) recently joined together to offer a unique opportunity to Purdue's full time undergraduate and Master's students to work on a real-world data analytics problem faced by CISCO, utilizing a dataset provided by the company. Interdisciplinary student teams analyzed the dataset to come up with recommendations. The top seven teams presented their findings to a panel of judges consisting of senior executives. The winning team was KIME Consulting comprised of Chung Tang from Krannert School of Management, Qi Meng from The College of Science, Ruoxuan Zhao from Krannert School of Management and Xin Wei from The college of Health and Human Sciences.
Winning team KIME Consulting being presented with their winning check by BIAC Chair Professor Prabuddha De and ITAP Vice President and System Chief Officer Gerry McCartney along with Corporate Judges Jeff Cristee with CISCO, Vinu Thomas with Presido; Dewand Neely with the State of Indiana and event organizer Associate Professor of Management Mohammad Rahman.
2017 Dawn or Doom Date Dive Presentations
2017 STAMINA4 IT/Analytics
2017 STAMINA4 IT/ANALYTICS winning team including two of our corporate judges; Dave Suwanski with Nielsen Company and Mike Courtney with Accenture Operations;
Winning team members were:
Mike Hansen (missing from the picture)
The BIAC plans to generate varied activities and deliverables, including the following:
Student data dives: Will be held in partnership with selected companies, which will provide data and other necessary support. Walmart Corporation is the partner for 2016.
Student case competitions: May be held in partnership with other universities. Purdue wins final stage of case competition with IU
Student workshops: Invited students from Purdue and other universities, working on data analytics and related methodological advancements, will present their work and interact with one another.
Conferences: Will include presentations and panels by Purdue faculty, faculty from other universities and corporate personnel in the general data analytics sphere or on specific topics of current interest.
Company-specific problem solving: Companies facing specific problems will be able to tap into faculty research and involve qualified students on a contractual basis.
Webinars: Will be developed by Purdue faculty and other domain experts on various data analytics topics.
Reverse webinars: Companies will be able to turn to the center to develop webinars on their new technologies or software and receive feedback from faculty, students and other relevant parties.
Certificates of expertise: Students working on center projects and company employees involved in these projects will have an opportunity to earn certificates of expertise once they gain certain competencies. They may also be eligible for external recognitions such as SAS certificates.
Grants and scholarships/assistantships: Seed grants to faculty and scholarships and/or assistantships to students will be awarded for working on important data-analytics-oriented research projects.