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EECS Student Competitions

2018 Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC)

Date: April 18-9, 2018
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Winona State University will host the Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC) 2017 on April 18-19, 2018. MUDAC continues to grow each year. MUDAC brings together students, faculty mentors, and professional data analysts for an exciting 24-hour competition. MUDAC consists of teams of undergraduate students from around the Midwest who are given 24 hours to solve an analytics problem motivated by our corporate sponsor. Teams share their recommendations with representatives from our corporate sponsor and other professional data analysts. MUDAC 2018 will continue to expand upon the networking opportunities between the professional data analysts in attendance and your students.

Faculty mentors from each participating institution are strongly encouraged to attend. Teams will be able to seek advice from their on-site faculty advisors throughout the competition. Over $1,000 in cash prizes will be given away again this year. Students and faculty alike find this to be a wonderful learning experience. Please encourage your students to consider participating in MUDAC 2017 on April 18-19, 2018 at Winona State University in Winona, MN. 

To learn more about the competition, please visit our website: www.MUDAC.ORG. Registration information will be available in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any of the other conference organizers. Read More

2018: 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science

Date: July 12, 2018
For IC2S2 attendees, we offer two options for experiential opportunities in advance of the General Session on Thursday July 12th: a series of Skills Workshop or a Datathon. For social science researchers and data analyst enthusiasts who are new to computational methods or want to add new tools to their toolkit, we offer skills workshops on computational psychometrics, new advances in social networks analysis, visual communication, and interactive visualization in R (Details on exact workshops to be offered will be posted in March). For researchers equipped with computational skills who are interested in applying computational methods to datasets, we offer the IC2S2 Datathon. Please be sure to indicate your interest in participating in either the optional Skills Workshops or the Datathon during the registration process. You may sign up for either of these pre-sessions not both. Read More

2018 MedHacks at Johns Hopkins University 

Date: September 7-9, 2018 (First round competition)
Are you ready to change the future of health? What if the most creative minds channeled their focus into solving the most impactful problems of today? Imagine if we could apply the ingenuity that powers the most profound technology into the most fundamental of all human concerns: health. MedHacks is the start. Join us for our medical hackathon at the world’s pinnacle of medical care, Johns Hopkins University, on September 7-9.

At MedHacks 2018, we're selecting the top innovative technologists, scientists, healthcare professionals, and engineers to build amazing things together. Hackers across all disciplines will unite to meet with experts in every part of the medical field here at Johns Hopkins to develop their solutions to healthcare problems across the globe. They will be able to network with industry leaders and compete for thousands of dollars in prizes from sponsors such as Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute, and more. This year, we are introducing our new mascot: Melvin the MedHacks Moose! To find out more about his story, and our Snow Day theme, visit our Facebook page: Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to hack health and meet people from all around the world! Excited to disrupt healthcare? Check out our website at and apply! Read More

2018 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

Date: September 5, 2018 (First round competition)
Eligibility: The case competition event provides you an opportunity to engage in learning about Nielsen while applying analytical thinking to a business issue facing our clients. Learn about what Nielsen associates do with an opportunity to present to the Nielsen panel, including representation from the company’s senior leadership at the final round. Read More

Wells Fargo Campus Analytics Challenge: Live Green & Live Happy

Date: March 2019
Eligibility: Entrants must be currently enrolled in a higher education degree program in the U.S. Read More

About the Wells Fargo campus challenge:
- Students must use the data set provided in the link to create their machine learning algorithm that minimizes carbon footprint for each customer
- Wells Fargo is giving out $11,000 to the Top 5 performers of this challenge
- Winners will also be invited to the Wells Fargo Analytics Summit in San Francisco

Please Note: These competitions are not endorsed by NU EECS, but posted as received by external providers.