Datathon for Graduate Students featuring Under Armour
Location:Gerri C. LeBow Hall
3220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Drexel LeBow’s annual datathon is an analytics competition that tasks teams of graduate students with leveraging data to solve a business challenge for an organization. During this one-day event, teams of graduate students turn a business problem into a series of statistical questions, design a technical approach, and use data analysis and technology skills to develop solutions. Students will interact with the organization throughout the day, showcasing their skills and approaches.
At the conclusion of the datathon, teams will present their insights to a panel of judges comprising Under Armour professionals and Drexel LeBow faculty, sharing data-driven insights related to the business problem, the scope of their analyses, technical challenges and overall solutions.
Students use their own laptops and are provided access to a computer lab with software applications such as SAS, R and Python. Murugan Anandarajan, PhD, professor of decision sciences and MIS, will serve as the faculty advisor overseeing the challenge.
To be eligible to participate, team members must be currently enrolled graduate students interested or proficient in core techniques for business analytics, such as data and statistical modeling. Students are invited to form teams of 5-7 members and should email their team roster to Zac Sheaffer at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Center for Business Analytics will form teams for any students who would like to participate and are in need team members.
Summary and specifics of the datathon challenge are forthcoming.
Program Manager, Center for Business Analyticszcs27@drexel.edu
Gerri C. LeBow Hall