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March Data Crunch Madness

What if you could use data analysis and machine learning techniques to optimize your picks and beat everyone in your pool? That’s what Fordham University’s “March Madness Data Crunch” will aim to find out! The event is being supported by the Center for Digital Transformation at Fordham and the Fordham Business Analytics Society.

“March Madness Data Crunch” will be a fun, data-centric competition hosted by Fordham University’s Business Analytics Society on March 27th, 2015. Students will compete in groups of 4 to build a model to predict the NCAA “March Madness” Basketball Tournament results.

Historical data will be released on February 25th, 2015 and current season data will be released on March 15th, 2015. A poster session and event will be held on March 27th where judges will be on hand to rate the submissions on presentation, methodology, and results. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Register now at http://bit.ly/16Um0E0! Further information will be released at the kickoff event on February 25th.

For further information please download:

FBAS – March Madness Data Crunch PDF
FBAS – March Madness Data Crunch Agenda PDF

Sponsored by Deloitte

  • Date: March 27th, 2015
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Team Size: 4 Members o Required – Let us know if you want to participate but don’t have four members. We can help find you a team!
  • Location: Law School Building, Room 4-02<
  • Prizes: 1st : $750, 2nd: $500, 3rd: $250, Participation Prize: $40
  • Sponsored by: Deloitte
  • Participants: Open to all current Fordham students!

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