P&G Grant Helps Fund DataFest

January 31, 2017

The Center for Analytics and Data Science (CADS) at Miami University is honored to announce the generosity of Procter & Gamble via a $10,000 grant in partial support of the CADS 2017 DataFest event.

DataFest is an annual weekend-long data analysis competition organized by the American Statistical Association. Miami's version of the event is hosted by CADS and includes teams of students from Miami and other universities in the region to demonstrate their knowledge and grasp of big data analytics. Teams of students are given a large, rich, complex data set and spend a weekend analyzing it to derive key insights, which at the end of the weekend, they present to a panel of industry judges.

This year, DataFest at Miami University will be held from April 7-9 in the Farmer School of Business. Allison Jones-Farmer, Van Andel Professor of Business Analytics and Faculty Director of CADS stated "The CADS team is excited that P&G will be a part of Miami's second annual DataFest competition. Industry support and collaboration are keystones of the CADS mission to transform undergraduate education in Analytics and Data Science."

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