Initial Abstract Deadline

March 30, 2020

Submission Deadline

May 31, 2020

Finalists Announced

JULY 6th, 2020

Final Presentations



Announcing 2020 Analytics & Data Challenge Finalists and Honorable Mentions!

First, we would like to take the opportunity to thank ALL of the students who submitted to our 2020 Analytics and Data Challenges and their faculty advisors, despite the challenges of COVID-19. Your resilience and hard work are so admired and appreciated! 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.
On behalf of Teradata University for Academics and Taproot Foundation (2020 Data Challenge non-profit partner), we are excited to announce the 2020 Analytics and Data Challenge FINALISTS and HONORABLE MENTIONS!
After careful considerations and scoring by our esteemed judges and Taproot Foundation, we selected 8 finalists for Analytics Challenge and 5 finalists for the Data Challenge. Thus, a total of 13 outstanding teams of finalists will compete in our virtual finalist presentations in September (dates and details below).  In addition, for the Data Challenge we also selected 4 honorable mentions, who will receive a special recognition.  ALL finalists and honorable mentions will be receiving digital badges to celebrate their accomplishments and hard work.
Analytics Challenge Finalists                                                              
A1 - Asia Pacific University (Malaysia) – Dietary Recommendations        
A2 - Bryant University (USA) – Analyzing US Traffic Data                           
A3 - Loyola University Chicago (USA) – Spotify Data Analysis                   
A4 - Miami University Ohio (USA) – Predicting COVID                                      
A5 - Miami University Ohio (USA) – COVID in US                                               
A6 - Miami University Ohio (USA) – Oscars Biased?                                          
A7 - OK State University (USA) – Teenage Dating Violence                         
A8 - Shanghai Exp. High School (China) – Wildfires                                            
Data Challenge Finalists
D1  - Carnegie Mellon (Australia)
D2  - Institute of Technology (Mexico)
D3  - Loyola University Chicago (USA)
D4  - NIDA (Thailand)
D5  - Technical University Munich (Germany)
Honorable Mentions
Bryant University (USA)
NIDA (Thailand)
Oklahoma State University (USA)
Technical University Munich (Germany)
CONGRATULATION TO ALL OF OUR FINALISTS!  Finalists will be presenting their work virtually during these dates and times:
Wednesday, September 16, at 11AM EST (Analytics Challenge)
Thursday, September 17, at 11AM EST (Data Challenge)
Winners will be announced on Friday, September 25, 2020, at 11AM EST, also virtually.

  • To all FINALISTS: please be on the lookout for a communication via email later this week, that will outline more details on the next steps in this journey!
  • In a few weeks, we will send out communications (via newsletter and on our website) to outline all the details, including link to RSVP for the events for both attendees and participants, and voting link for People’s Choice Award!

Again, congratulations to all finalists and honorable mentions, and we look forward to the finalist presentation sessions in September!