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Data Mining Competition

Center for Business Analytics Data Mining Competition

The Center for Business Analytics is sponsoring a Data Mining (CBA-DM) Competition. CBA-DM is an undergraduate student-only competition intended to challenge students as they apply Data Mining prediction models to a complex big data application.


All prizes are funded by the Center for Business Analytics.

First Prize       $2000

Second Prize  $1000

Third Prize       $500

Award money will be shared equally among winning team members and will be given at a networking reception in the Spring.  This event will also include a presentation from the winning team.  Students, faculty, Center of Business Analytics members and Advisory Council members are invited.

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  1. All team members must be current undergraduate Villanova University students enrolled in at least one class at the university.
  2. One person can enter the competition but we recommend that your team be comprised of 2-5 students with a maximum of 5 students.
  3. All deadlines must be met by the due date before 11:59 pm.All submissions after the final deadline will be disqualified, regardless of round or circumstance. No exceptions will be made for deadlines.
  4. The team must abide by the Villanova University Code of Ethics. Any team found in violation of this code will be disqualified from the competition.


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Daniel Wright, PhD
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Meredith K. Lockyer
Center for Business Analytics
(610) 519-7016

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