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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

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 30

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: June 1

FINAL PRESENTATIONS: October 22–23, Anaheim, CA

Questions? Contact yenny.yang@teradata.com

2017 TUN Analytics Challenge Submission Guidelines

Teradata University Network (TUN) is excited to announce our fourth 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 2017 Teradata PARTNERS Conference and Expo students will have the opportunity to showcase their findings through both formal presentations and a poster/demo session.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submissions are encouraged from college or university undergraduate and graduate students. Submissions can be based on work done by a team, but should be submitted by one person. 

There are 2 separate submissions required for Analytics Challenge:

1. ABSTRACT (DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2017): 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:  AcademicPrograms.Teradata@Teradata.com

2. EXTENDED ABSTRACT (DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2017)

All EXTENDED ABSTRACT submissions must use the designated template. Detailed instructions for using the template and formatting are provided in the Analytics Challenge template document below:

2017 Analytics Challenge Submission Template

  • Your uploaded file must be in PDF format.
  • In addition, one representative from each submission should complete the TUN Student Scholarship application which can be found on the Teradata University Network website.
  • Email the completed submission form in PDF to: AcademicPrograms.Teradata@teradata.com

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

JUDGING

After the initial round of submissions, the TUN 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 this year, a brand-new Teradata Technology Award will be given to the team with the best use of Teradata technology (Teradata Aster or Teradata Database).

Undergraduate and graduate student submissions will be evaluated in separate categories.

Finalists will be invited to the conference where the competition will continue with students giving a short formal presentation of their research to conference members attending the academic track. 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.

FINALIST AWARDS

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

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.

IMPORTANT DATES:

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2017

EXTENDED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  April 30th, 2017

FINALIST NOTIFICATION:  June 1st, 2017

FINAL PRESENTATIONS: October 22-23, 2017 – Anaheim, CA

EVENT DATES & LOCATION:

The 2017 Teradata PARTNERS Conference and Expo will occur in Anaheim, CA from October 22-26, 2017. Finalists must arrive in Anaheim by October 21st and plan to attend through October 24th. The formal presentations and poster/demo sessions will take place on October 22-23.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

1. Open to undergraduate or graduate students who will be current students in the Fall of 2017.

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 Anaheim from Oct. 21–26, 2017.

4. Maximum of 3 submissions per faculty member, per competition, is allowed.

5. Maximum of 5 students per team is allowed.

A flyer for the 2017 Analytics Challenge is available here