MinneMUDAC data analytics competition

The MinneMUDAC​ data analytics competition is sponsored by the Twin Cities Big Data, Data Science and Analytics Community.

Date & Time:

Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location:

Optum in Eden Prairie

The MinneMUDAC data analytics competition is sponsored by the Twin Cities Big Data, Data Science and Analytics Community.  The Economics Department sent two teams of students to compete against fifty other undergraduate teams from different Midwestern colleges and universities.   The focus of this year’s competition was to predict the number of voters who would cast a ballot in the 8 Congressional Districts across Minnesota.  Each team had to construct models to predict the number of voters and the accuracy of their predictions were taken into consideration in determining the overall winner.  

The Economic Department had six students competing in the competition.  They were Regina Burroughs, Natalie Del Ponte, Seth Glidewell, Jenna Karls, Joseph Lam, and Tim Spilde.  Their faculty mentors were economics professors Drs. Adam Check, Monica Hartmann, Matt Kim, and Tyler Schipper.   Jake Mason (B.A. in Economics) of Optum was a judge along with the faculty at the competition. 

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.