Submission Deadline

April 30, 2018

Finalists Announced

June 1, 2018

Final Presentations

October 14 - October 15, 2018

Contact

Yenny.Yang@Teradata.com

Teradata University Network (TUN) 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 2018 Teradata PARTNERS Conference and Expo, selected finalists 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 (Master’s degree candidates) students. Submissions can be based on work done by an individual or a team (up to 5), but should be submitted by one lead person. 

There are 2 separate submissions required for Analytics Challenge:

1. ABSTRACT (DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2018): 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, 2018)

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:

2018 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 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).

Undergraduate and graduate student submissions will be evaluated in separate categories but all finalists will compete together at the conference.

Finalists will be invited to the Teradata PARTNERS 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.

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, 2018

EXTENDED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  April 30th, 2018 

FINALIST NOTIFICATION:  June 1st, 2018

FINAL PRESENTATIONS: October 14-15, 2018 – Las Vegas, NV

EVENT DATES & LOCATION:

The 2018 Teradata PARTNERS Conference will occur in Las Vegas, NV, from October 14-18, 2018. Finalists must arrive in Las Vegas by October 13th and plan to attend through October 16th.

Competition presentations will take place on October 14th and 15th.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

1. Open to undergraduate or graduate students (Master’s degree candidates), who have at least one team member that will be current students in the Fall of 2018 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 Las Vegas from Oct 13-17, 2018.

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