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Purdue wins
final stage of case competition with IU
1st place team representing Purdue University.  Pictured with Dean David Hummels are Christian Bencid, David Page, Maria Isabel Lins de Castro and Christine Rasquinha
Purdue wins
final stage of case competition with IU
2nd place team representing Indiana University. Pictured with Dean David Hummels are Henry Graves, Kyle Knight, Jordan Landgrebe and Venkat Anantharaman
Purdue wins
final stage of case competition with IU
3rd place team representing Purdue University.   Pictured with Dean David Hummels are Akarsh Kosuri, Sumit Pant, Syed Omar Alam and Anupam Mohanty

Current Events

Esport Data Hackathon: 24 Hour Challenge 
November 9th; 5 p.m. to November 10th; 8 p.m. 
Cash Prizes (teams): 1st place  $4,000; 2nd place $1,500
Executive Presence Award $500 (one student winner)


Calling all Students Developers, Data Scientists, Designers, Creators, Innovators, Business minds...Bring it!

Please register early since there is a capacity limit of 300 registrations.

Teams: 3-8 Members
Individuals: Register, but come solo and join a team at the launch party.
Corporate Teams (Must have 3 Purdue Students; teams can even get access to students at the launch party also): Companies looking for top student talent or an Esports pivot?!?...Bring it!
Equipment: BYOD (Bring your own device) Be prepared to hack on Esport Data APIs and bulk Esport data sets

 **Breakfast and lunch provided on Saturday and coffee and snacks provided throughout the event**

Purdue Krannert School of Management's Business Information and Analytics Center (BIAC) is partnering with Discovery Park, Integrated Data Science Initiative (IDSI), and SportsUNITED to bring an exciting Esport Hackathon to the Mid-West. Centered on the Purdue University Campus, West Lafayette, IN teams will compete in a 24-hour Challenge, using cutting-edge technology (Machine Learning, AI, AR/VR, NLP, Immersive Media, Machine Vision, Blockchain) to develop innovative data solutions that solve problems for Data Visualizations and Predictive Analytics to support Fan Experience,  eAthlete Training & Performance,

Purdue University is one of the leading science, technology and engineering universities in the world and is ranked #1 in technology transfer and start-up creation among U.S. universities without a med school.  Your corporate team will have be able to evaluate top business and development talent. No better way to evaluate talent than to see them in action!

Registration for this event is scheduled to open on Monday, October 8th. 

Purdue/IU Case Challenge Sponsored by Eli Lilly
November 9th

Invitation only (winning teams from STAMINA4 are invited to participate).

STAMINA4- IT/Analytics
Case Challenge

Similar to real-world business projects, the STAMINA4 case competition is an intensive, experiential learning opportunity that allows students to showcase their critical thinking and analytical abilities, communicate their ideas, and demonstrate mental tenacity.  STAMINA4 participants only have four hours to analyze a case and create a presentation to share their recommendations.

IT/Analytics Case Competition is open to all Purdue Full-time Undergraduates, and Graduate Students. Teams must include a minimum of 1 Krannert Student.

Past Events

  • 2018

    Data Science for Business and Economics Conference

    Data Science for Business and Economics Conference

    May 24th - 26th, 2018

    The objective of this conference was to feature speakers from business, economics, statistics, computer science, engineering, and other areas as they explore the use of data science to solve real-world problems.

  • 2017

    2017 Dawn or Doom Data Dive

    Krannert School of Management's Business Information Center (BIAC) and Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) recently joined together to offer a unique opportunity to Purdue's full time undergraduate and Master's students to work on a real-world data analytics problem faced by CISCO, utilizing a dataset provided by the company. Interdisciplinary student teams analyzed the dataset to come up with recommendations. The top seven teams presented their findings to a panel of judges consisting of senior executives. The winning team was KIME Consulting comprised of Chung Tang from Krannert School of Management, Qi Meng from The College of Science, Ruoxuan Zhao from Krannert School of Management and Xin Wei from The college of Health and Human Sciences.


    Winning team KIME Consulting being presented with their winning check by BIAC Chair Professor Prabuddha De and ITAP Vice President and System Chief Officer Gerry McCartney along with Corporate Judges Jeff Cristee with CISCO, Vinu Thomas with Presido; Dewand Neely with the State of Indiana and event organizer Associate Professor of Management Mohammad Rahman.  

    2017 Dawn or Doom Date Dive Presentations

    2017 STAMINA4 IT/Analytics

    2017 STAMINA4 IT/ANALYTICS winning team including two of our corporate judges; Dave Suwanski with Nielsen Company and Mike Courtney with Accenture Operations; 
    Winning team members were: 
    Christine Rasquinha 
    Siddhanth Rajagopolan 
    Mike Hansen (missing from the picture)  
    Randy Wang

  • 2016

    Krannert-Walmart Data Dive

    April 2-3, 2016

    Teams from Northwestern University and the Georgia Institute of Technology won the inaugural Krannert-Walmart Data Dive on the campus of Purdue University on April 2-3. Each team took home $5,000 in prize money.

    A total of 17 teams from 11 universities took part in the competition. Graduate and undergraduate students used Walmart trend data and were tasked with developing solutions in two areas—customer segmentation and predicting products for efficient shelf space usage.

    Several Walmart executives were on hand for the 24-hour competition, including Karenann Terrell, executive vice president and chief information officer.

    “You won’t find the kind of commitment these students displayed during the competition very often,” Terrell said. “I was incredibly impressed by the breadth and insight of the questions we were asked.”

    For Northwestern student Eric Lundquist, who was part of the winning team in customer segmentation, the competition provided real-world perspective to what he is learning in the classroom.

    “Statistics are only useful in the extent to which they provide business value and can be communicated clearly and understood fully. We spend a lot of time considering the business value and actionability of our approach, which is something that doesn’t always come up in some of our more technical academic coursework,” Lundquist said.

    Georgia Tech’s Brian Burns said his team found the large amount of information allowed them to drill deeper into the company’s issues. “I’ve had experience with data-driven decisions prior to this competition, but what Walmart’s data set highlighted is that strategic decisions can become more granular as the volume and variety of information becomes larger,” Burns said.

    In addition to the winning schools and the host team from Purdue, the competitors included entries from Indiana University, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Rochester and University of Texas-Dallas.

    The competition is believed to be the first data dive on a college campus. It was organized by Mohammad Rahman, associate professor of management at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management, and was the first major activity conducted by Purdue’s Business Information and Analytics Center.

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