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November 19, 2019


On behalf of Teradata University Network and its board, along with Hire Heroes USA (2019 Data Challenge non-profit partner) , we are happy to announce the 2019 Analytics and Data Challenge FINALISTS and HONORABLE MENTIONS!
After careful considerations and scoring of over 40 submissions, by over 20 judges and Hire Heroes USA,  we selected 6 finalists for Analytics Challenge and 10 finalists for the Data Challenge. Thus, a total of 16 outstanding teams of finalists will compete in Denver at the Teradata Universe Conference in October. In addition, for the Analytics Challenge, we also selected 4 honorable mentions, who will be invited to present their posters at the conference, but not compete for the awards.

Analytics Challenge Finalists:
A1 - Asia Pacific Univ. Malaysia (Vijaya Rajasekaran). Advisor: Raheem Mafas
A2 - Auburn Univ, (Maia McDonald, Lauren Fuller, Avery Lawrence). Advisor: Ross Gruetzemacher
A3 - Lawrenceville High School (Johann Lee, Alan Alshinbayev, Michael Zhang). Advisor: Lauren Levy
A4- Loyola Univ. Chicago (Grace Sperr, Nick Damato, Allison Heithoff, Varsha Kalangari, Eric Stepanovic). Advisor: Svelotzar Nestorov
A5- Southern New Hamphsire Univ. (Mitchell Beckner, Alexander Hilton, Jonathan Squire). Advisor: Matt Keane
A6- Univ. of MN Duluth (Noah Lahr, Patrick O'Brien). Advisor: Tracy Bibelniek

Analytics Challenge Honorable Mentions:
AHM1 - California State Univ.LA (Dalya Dauletbak). Advisor: Jongwook Woo
AHM2- Oklahoma State Univ. (Navjot Kaur). Advisor: Goutam Chakraborthy
AHM3- Ostfold Univ. College Norway (Geir Kirksaether, Axel Grefslie, Daniel Kallak). Advisor: Cathrine Linnes
AHM4- Shanghai Experimental High School China (Siyu Chen, Yuxuan Chen, Ziyi Huang, Ruijun Sun, Yuxiang Zhou, Xinyu Zhu). Advisor: Paul Cao

Data Challenge Finalists:
D1- Carnegie Mellon Univ. Australia (Sayeesha Sridhar, Zaidul Alam, Aman Agarwal). Advisor: Murli Viswanathan
D2- ESCP Europe, France (Riccardo Briganti, Mickael Mekari) Advisor: Wei Zhou
D3- NIDA Business School Thailand (Jantima Jakpraneewirath, Tanisorn Manodamrongtham, Putisek Charoenrungruang). Advisor: Jongsawas Chongwatpol
D4- Univ. of Alaska Anchorage (Geoffrey Tomm, Tamra Aguilar, Gavin M. Northey, Random Reamey), Advisor: Alpana Desai
D5- Washington Univ. St. Louis (Caroline Yang, Lisu Jiang, Jun Qian, Vivian Chu). Advisor: Xiang Hui
D6- Cornell College (Scott Gasik, Taylor Axelson, Xinyi Li, Yuzhe Zheng). Advisor: Cindy Bradley
D7- UC San Diego (Cheng Gong, Jinrong Gong, Cheng Shen, Zheng Hao Tang, and Yujie Xu).
Advisor: Paul Cao
D8- Western New England Univ. (Anthony Barile, Jocelyn Brouchard, Chad Parent). Advisor: Paul Costanzo
D9- NIDA Business School Thailand (Veerut Pathsuwan, Natee Panomchokpisal, Krittitara Sanguanchart). Advisor: Jongsawas Chongwatpol
D10- Washington Univ. St. Louis (Peylin Shen, Jingxuan Zhou, Wenchen Sun). Advisor: Xiang Hui

*names are listed in no particular order

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank ALL of the students who submitted to the Challenges and their faculty advisors! Each year, the quality of submissions we have received have been really high, and it was a truly tough decision for our judges to select the best of the best.

Again, congratulations to all finalists and honorable mentions, and we look forward to meeting you this October at Teradata Universe!