Winners of the 2018 Deloitte Data Challenge

First Place Winner

Team 5

Ansh Mathur

Philip Tsoi

Emily Peacock

team 1

Second Place Winner

Team 6

Hiba Malik

John Shevlin 

Ishaan Singh 

team 2

Winners of the 2018 Data Ethics Challenge

First Place

Team Quadratics

Members:

Neha Desai 

Mary Young Duong

Rebecca Nizamuddin

Ye Oo 

Judges:

Rob Day, Techlab

Dr. Rich Wokutch, VT

John Grant, Palentir 

team 1

Second Place

Team Aint Misbehavin

Members:

Matthew Slifko

Davon Woodward

Stacey Clifton 

Judges:

Rob Day, Techlab

Dr. Rich Wokutch, VT

John Grant, Palentir 

team 2


Third Place

Team Gaja!

Members:

Jose Xavier Anhalzer

JongPil Yun

Rhythm Kim

Jieun Chon

Judges:

Rob Day, Techlab

Dr. Rich Wokutch, VT

John Grant, Palentir 

team 3

Honorable Mention

HokieData

Members:

Aly Egan

Yassmin Shamma

Stephen Tan

Judges:

Rob Day, Techlab

Dr. Rich Wokutch, VT

John Grant, Palentir

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Congratulations Team YeVigoon!

winners

On February 13th Virginia Tech students competed in the University Data Challenge, sponsored by MGM Capital and the Center for Business Intelligence & Analytics (CBIA) in the Pamplin College of Business. The focus was Veteran suicide.

Students were challenged to propose ways in which social media and other data can be used to identify and locate at-risk Veterans and offer solutions to addressing the issue.

The presentations were deliberated upon by judges who work with the VA hospital and provide services to help improve lives of Veterans.

The YeVigoon Team (Bong Gyn Son, Jun Lee, Changbum Chun, Youmin Han, Jang Ho Park) won the competition here at Virginia Tech and will travel to Tysons Corners to compete against other universities at the NVTC’s Capital Data Summit. 4 of the 5 members of the team are Veterans themselves and understand first hand some of the challenges Veterans face when returning to the civilian population.

 NVTC Capital Data Summit will be conducted 2/28 in Tysons Corner, VA.  http://www.capitaldatasummit.com/

Dr. Tom Woteki, Maximus, is the summit chair and has developed the challenge for university students.  There are 5 Virginia universities competing in the challenge.  

The teams will be judged on the basis of their choice of data, their analytical techniques, their understanding of and insight into the issue and the quality of their solution/recommendation that might be a policy, practice or a technology solution, such as a mobile app.

 

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(Left) Linda Oldham, Executive Director, Center for Business Intelligence & Analytics (Middle) Brian Shenal, Associate Chief of Mental Health Service & Executive Psychologist,Salem VA Medical Center, Judge (Right) Kathryn Mustard, Salem VA Medical Center, Judge

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