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Adobe Analytics Challenge

For over 10 years, this competition has been a unique analytics-focused business case competition where university students are given the opportunity to use Adobe’s industry-leading analytics products and access to real-world data from leading organizations such as Starwood, Lenovo, Condé Nast, Comcast,, and

300+ teams from top 50 Business Schools participate in the Abode Analytics Competition. University of Texas at Dallas Business Analytics students have been participating in this competition for 2 years now and they have made it to the Semi Finals two times in a row.

Semi-finalist, 2016 – Yashwant Vadlamani, Mounika Akumalla, and Dhanalakshmi Vellaichamy

Adobe Analytics 2016

Semi-finalist, 2016 – Monika Soni, Janelle Manuel (MBA/MSBA), and Sahiba Miglani (Marketing)

Monika Soni

Monica Soni

janelle manuel

Janelle Manuel

Semi-finalist, 2015 – Vijayan Nagarajan, Subin Kuriyil and Narendhar Vatikutti

Vijayan Nagarajan

Vijayan Nagarajan

Subin Kuriyil

Subin Kuriyil

Narendhar Vatikutti

Narendhar Vatikutti

Copart DataThon 2016

October 2016 started off with students from UTD’s Master’s in Business Analytics (MSBA) taking part in the Copart DataThon competition. Copart sells more than one million vehicles each year with almost 50,000 available for bidding every day. With customers all over the world, Copart made available tons of data for students to slice and dice and identify interesting patterns, giving the students a chance for hands-on experience on real industry data.

With more than 40 teams competed for top three slots. 6 teams were shortlisted for the final round and were invited to Copart’s Dallas office to present before a panel of judges that included senior leaders, VPs, and Directors, and analytics managers of Copart.

1st Place – Shruti Jain, Mohit Mundra, Akshay Kher, Elsa Jose

Business Analytics Copart winners 1st place

2nd Place – Advait Vaidya, Tina Sharma, Sonam Jain, Aniket Sanghvi

Business Analytics Copart winners 2nd place

3rd Place – Hao Jiang, Keerthana Ashok Kumar, Vishvajeet Rathore

Business Analytics Copart winners 3rd place

Business Idea Competition 2015

From Indian food trucks to automated parking systems, UT Dallas students shared new business ideas that they hope will meet consumer needs, attract financial backers, and launch them into a successful career.

Nearly 300 students participated in the 2015 Business Idea Competition, which was organized by the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE) at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. The annual competition gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to develop and present their business ideas while competing for $20,000 in cash and scholarship prizes.

Semi-finalist – Vijayan Nagarajan, Subin Kuriyil, Narendhar Vatikutti

Vijayan Nagarajan

Vijayan Nagarajan

Subin Kuriyil

Subin Kuriyil

Narendhar Vatikutti

Narendhar Vatikutti

IAS Analytics Challenge Competition

Intelligence and Analytics Society is a University of Texas Dallas organization working under the leadership of Dr. Ravi Shankar. IAS held their poster Analytics competition in Spring 2016 and several ITM and Business Analytics teams participated in it. Business Analytics teams won the First and Second prizes in the poster competition.

1st Place, IAS Analytics Competition 2016

Business Analytics poster contest winners 2nd place

Viral Shah, Tanu Kalra, Shantanoo Bhandge, Mohit Purswani, Jania Kesarwani

2nd Place, IAS Analytics Competition 2016

Business Analytics IBM Watson analytics contest winners 2nd place

Eswar Sai Santosh Bandaru, Chaitanya Krishna Reddy Charabuddi, Harshavardhan Vardhappagari Reddy, Pingali Venkata Praveen, Lavakumar Bada Reddy

IBM Watson Competition / Operations Management Poster Competition

The IBM Watson Competition is an AI and cognitive computing competition challenging teams globally to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges. The solutions contribute to the enrichment of available tools and data sets for the usage of innovators everywhere. The goal is also to accelerate the understanding and adoption of AI’s most promising breakthroughs.

2nd Place, IBM Watson Competition

Business Analytics IBM Watson analytics contest winners 2nd place

Mohit Mundra, Akshay Kher, Saumya Sethi

2nd Place, Poster Competition 2015

Business Analytics poster contest winners 2nd place

Vijayan Nagarajan, Subin Kuriyil, Narendhar Vatikutti, Shikhar Tanwar, Hemanth Gonela

Rang Technologies Data Science Challenge

Rang technologies, a company focused on Data Science and Analytics solutions, offered a data mining competition in which 86 universities and 278 teams participated. This Kaggle style competition was held in April 2016.

3rd Place, Rang Technologies Data Science Challenge 2016

Udayachandar Kadiyala

Udayachandar Kadiyala

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