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CMU-A team clinches TUN Data Challenge “Most Value to Cultural Data Project” award

Posted 9th November 2016

A group of Carnegie Mellon students participated in the Teradata University Network (TUN) Data Challenge competition finals in October and won the “Most Value to Cultural Data Project” award.

A group of Carnegie Mellon students participated in the Teradata University Network (TUN) Data Challenge competition finals in October and won the “Most Value to Cultural Data Project” award.

The inaugural TUN 2015 Data Challenge focuses on data philanthropy, advancing the use of analytics in business and recognising students' superior analytics education and academic excellence. The “Most Value to Cultural Data Project” is one of the three award categories for the challenge.

In this challenge, the student teams were presented with a data set by Cultural Data Project (CDP), a not-for-profit organization that enables arts and cultural organizations, to formulate informed decision making through the capturing and reporting of operational and financial data.

Over a dozen teams submitted their applications for the competition, and six teams including CMU-A were selected for the finals.  

CMU-A students from Professor Murli's Data Mining course took to the stage led by Wangyu Huang, and went on to win the "Most Value to Cultural Data Project" award.

"It’s such a precious experience! Our competition is just a small part of the 'Teradata 2015 Partners – Breaking Big'. We got the chance to take part in the conference after the presentation and meet with international representatives from IBM, Blizzard, Bunning and many others." - Wangyu Huang

The TUN 2016 student competitions will be announced in December.

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