Spears School students to receive recognition
at 2012 SAS Analytics shootout competition

by Spears School News Staff 
(August 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm)

Cover of brochure from 2012 SAA Analytics conferenceEleven students from Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business recently learned they will receive international recognition in the 2012 SAS Analytics shootout competition. One team finished in the top three and two other teams received honorable mentions in the contest.

The top-three team from OSU included Isaac Pisors and Matthew Dale Rumsy, distance-learning students in the graduate certificate in business data mining; Shirmeen Virji, a full-time management information systems (MIS) master’s student, and Juan Ma, a full-time student in industrial engineering.

The OSU team of Atul Thatte and Gautam Mehta, distance-learning students in graduate certificate in business data mining, and Vinay Emmadi, a full-time MIS master’s student received honorable mention recognition.

A third team, consisting of Jeffin V. Jacob and Swati Grover, full-time MBA students, Aditya Gokhale, a full-time MIS master’s student, and Srihari Jaganathan, a distance-learning student in graduate certificate in business data mining, also received honorable mention.

This is the sixth year in a row that at least one OSU student team placed in the top three of the shootout tournament.

The official rankings of the top three teams will be announced in October at the 2012 Analytics Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. The event is the largest data mining competition in the world, allowing students to demonstrate their expertise in data mining amongst top data mining professionals.

For more information about OSU’s data mining shootout, the Analytics 2012 Conference Series or the data mining certificate program at the Spears School, call Chakraborty at 405-744-7644 or send an email to goutam.chakraborty@okstate.edu.