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2018 Conference on Data Science for Business and Economics

This inaugural conference on Data Science for Business and Economics is hosted by the Business Information and Analytics Center (BIAC) at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. The conference will feature interdisciplinary speakers from business, economics, computer science, statistics, and other areas, as they explore the use of data science to solve real-world problems.  We encourage talks that push the frontier of our understanding and/or help tame the complexity of data analyses for business decision making via theoretical and empirical studies or foundational discoveries. The program will include several paper sessions, a poster session, and a panel discussion on emerging issues in data science. Each paper session will begin with a talk by a distinguished keynote speaker.
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Purdue MS BAIM students won the Best Student Paper Award at the Midwest Decision Sciences Conference 

Three MS BAIM students won the Best Student Paper Award at the Midwest Decision Sciences Conference on April 13th, 2018, for their paper on “Risky Business: Predicting Cancellations in Imbalanced Multi-classification Settings
Congratulations Yash Ambegaokar, Anand Deshmukh and Meena Kewlani!  

Purdue MS BAIM students win 1st place at the Humana/ Texas A&M case competition.   

The Humana case competition is a Healthcare Analytics competition which is run by Humana Inc. in partnership with Texas A&M. Applicants are encouraged to use data analytics tools such as: Splunk, R, Python, SAS, Tableau and Microsoft BI etc. The case problem is designed to be ambiguous, similar to a real-world business problem. Students have the freedom to choose any tool they think will benefit their analysis.
The competition included teams of MS and MBA students from Duke University, Texas A&M, Rice, MIT, UCLA, SMU, BYU, University of Minnesota, University of Washington, University of Florida, NC State University.
The teams were judged based on the following criteria:
  • Ability to establish key performance indicators aligned to business needs
  • Quantitative analysis identifying key business insights
  • Ability to provide unique insights for business improvements
  • Professionalism and visualization skills
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