From Dr. Mark D. Ward, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair, Department of Statistics:
These opportunities are available to all Purdue undergraduate students!
- Purdue will host an ASA DataFest from April 1st – 3rd. This year, because of some joint funding from Google, I am pleased to announce that ANY Purdue undergraduate student can participate. Here’s how it works:
- The data for the competition comes from a very well-known company, but will remain secret until the start of the competition on April 1st.
- Students are given 2 days to analyze the data. Then, they’ll make a very short presentation about the results of their analysis on April 3rd.
- There is NO FEE to register. The details of the ASA DataFest are here: http://llc.stat.purdue.edu/datafest2016.html
- Team of (up to) 5 Purdue undergraduate students can register here: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4OBdpuoYZxUe2G1
- I am thinking about offering an undergraduate seminar about data science in the Fall semester 2016. This would be open to all Purdue undergraduate students! If you are interested in the possibility of joining this seminar, please send me an email expressing your interest. I envision a seminar that would give a brief overview (1-credit, just 1 day a week) of topics such as R, data visualization, UNIX, bash shell, regular expressions, SQL, XML, and more. This course does not (yet) appear in the MyPurdue catalog, because I am trying to determine student interest before officially announcing it.