Important Software Information:

We will be upgrading SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Visual Statistics, and the operating system to the newest version December 20, 2017 - December 23, 2017. During that time, SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Visual Statistics will not be available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Event Dates & Location



FINAL PRESENTATIONS: October 22–23, Anaheim, CA

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2017 Analytics Challenge Finalists


The goal of the Analytics Challenge is to provide students with an opportunity to present their business analytics research or application cases to professionals in the business analytics community.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2017 Analytics Challenge FINALISTS and their teams! 

Session 1

  • Auburn University (Richard Gruetzemacher)
  • California State University Fullerton (Vikneshvar Chandrasahan)
  • Loyola University Chicago (Tessa Boukal)
  • NIDA Thailand (Saranya Khunchotiphong)
  • University of Cincinnati (Christopher Kearney)

Session 2

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (Kasey Mazza)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (Tri Mai)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (Neha Ajgaonkar)
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte (Saritha Ramkumar)
  • Western Kentucky University (Ryan Boone)

Finalists (one main presenter per group) will be presenting at 2017 PARTNERS Conference and receive complimentary passes to the conference.

We look forward to meeting all of you!