Initial Abstract Deadline

April 30, 2019

Submission Deadline

May 31, 2019

Finalists Announced

June 30, 2019

Final Presentations

October 20 - October 21, 2019


Teradata is excited to announce our fifth annual Analytics Challenge!
The goal of the competition is to provide students with an opportunity to present their business analytics research or application cases to professionals in the Business Analytics community. Student projects can range from Business Analytics or Marketing Analytics to Big Data and Data Science.
During the 2019 Teradata Analytics Universe conference, selected finalists will have the opportunity to showcase their findings through both formal presentations and a poster/demo session.

Submissions are encouraged from high school, college or university undergraduate and graduate (Master’s degree candidates) students. No PhD students are allowed to participate. 

Submissions can be based on work done by an individual or a team (up to 5), but should be submitted by one lead person. The project should not have been submitted to another competition.

There are 2 separate submissions required for Analytics Challenge:
1. ABSTRACT (DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2019): Your research project should be related to big data and/or analytics topics. Please email the topic and a brief abstract of your research project (one page maximum) to:
All EXTENDED ABSTRACT submissions must use the designated template. Detailed instructions for using the template and formatting are provided in the Analytics Challenge Submission Template.

  • Your uploaded file must be in PDF format.
  • In addition, one representative from each submission should complete the Teradata Student Scholarship application which can be found on the Teradata University Network website.
  • Email the completed submission form in PDF to:
  • Afterwards you will receive the link to an online survey about your experiences with the Analytics Challenge. Each student should fill out the survey.

*Submissions that ARE NOT within the stated size and length limits WILL NOT be accepted for the competition.

After the initial round of submissions, the Teradata Selection Committee will evaluate all submissions using the following criteria: originality of idea; quality of argumentation; writing quality; and overall contribution to new knowledge (pushing the boundaries).
Starting in 2017, a brand-new Teradata Technology Award was created to recognize the team with the best use of Teradata technology (Teradata Analytics Platform (Aster) or Teradata Database).
High school submissions and university-level submissions will be evaluated in separate categories, but all finalists will compete together at the conference. Judges will choose up to 5 high school level finalists and up to 5 college/university level finalists. No PhD students are eligible to enter the competition.

Finalists will be invited to the Teradata Analytics Universe Conference where the competition will continue with students giving a short formal presentation of their research to conference members attending the academic track. Later that day and the following day, students will also present their posters/demos to all conference attendees. Conference attendees will then vote for various awards and winners will be recognized during an award ceremony during the conference.

Each team selected as a finalist will be awarded with both ONE Teradata Student Scholarship and ONE Faculty Scholarship, which will cover the conference registration fee, conference meals and gala events for both individuals ($2395 value each).
2019 Faculty Scholarship Form
2019 Student Scholarship Form

Students and faculty will be responsible for their own travel costs. Special discounted academic rates are available for additional students and faculty to attend the conference.

FINAL PRESENTATIONS: October 20-21, 2019 – Denver, CO

The 2019 Teradata Analytics Universe Conference will occur in Denver, CO, from October 20-24, 2019. Finalists must arrive by October 19 and plan to attend through October 22.
Competition presentations will take place on October 20-21.

1. Open to high school, undergraduate or graduate students (Master’s degree candidates only), who have at least one team member that will be current students in the Fall of 2019 to present if selected as a finalist. Maximum of 5 students per team is allowed. PhD candidates are NOT eligible to participate.
2. Only original individual/team work/research will be accepted for consideration. Individuals who are part of a group research project can submit and present the group’s research project with other group members’ permission. Work from a team should be submitted by one person.
3. If selected as a finalist, students must be available to travel to Denver from Oct 19-22, 2019.
4. Maximum of 3 submissions per faculty member, per competition, is allowed.