Hosted by UNL's Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative and Holland Computing Center, this intense two-day event will feature teams of up to four undergraduates, assisted by graduate students, working to find and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex dataset. After analyzing data provided by an industrial sponsor (to be announced – shhhh!), teams will present to a panel of judges to compete for prizes.
"The goal of the competition is to get students to collaborate and compete on a data analysis question that is likely beyond the scope of what they see in their classes. The judging is based not only on the computational and the analytical skills of the competitors, but also how well they communicate their results in a short amount of time," explains Jennifer Clarke, Director of the Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative.
We are delighted that Carrie Brown from the Holland Computing Center will be leading a datapalooza tutorial on day one – with pizza lunch – so put on your fun hats and come pick up some mad data skills!
Open to ALL UNDERGRADUATES, registration is FREE, but spots are limited!
All entries include: food, t-shirt, USB drive, University of Nebraska lanyard/name tag and...PRIZES!
Teams of up to four can register via the UNL Market Place.
Saturday, November 4
9:00am - Check In & Breakfast
9:30-10:00am - Introduction
10:00-12:00pm - Data Analysis Tutorial
1:00pm - Lunch
Team collaboration (supervised) until 10:00 pm
Sunday, November 5
12:00 pm - Brunch
Team collaboration (supervised) until 2:00 pm
2:00-3:00 pm - Team Presentations
Break for Judging
3:30-4:00 pm - Awards Ceremony
More details at: http://bigdata.unl.edu/Datapalooza%202017