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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



FINAL PRESENTATIONS: October 22–23, Anaheim, CA

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2017 Data Challenge Finalists


In our third annual Data Challenge competition, all student teams were provided with the same data set and questions from our non-profit partner Rise Against Hunger.

The teams analyzed the data and business question provided and presented their findings and results.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2017 Data Challenge FINALISTS and their teams!

  • Carnegie Mellon University Australia (Huijun Wang)
  • Loyola University Chicago (Teresa Davies)
  • NIDA Thailand (Suthee Promsena)
  • North Carolina State University (Sujit Srivastava)
  • University of Alabama (Chris Painter)
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte (Shivam Thanvi)
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte (Vinaya Tinguria)

Please note that FINALISTS (one main presenter and one faculty advisor) & Honorable Mentions automatically received complimentary passes to PARTNERS 2017.

In addition, we selected 5 teams as Honorable Mentions:

  • NIDA Thailand (Chartaroon Kiattisaktawe)
  • Singapore Management University (Nurul Azhar)
  • Southern New Hampshire University (Jennifer Gardner)
  • Texas A&M University (Jason Noriega)
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte (Lindsay Richter)

Honorable Mentions will not be presenting their work at PARTNERS 2017, however, they also receive complimentary passes to attend the conference.