Success Stories of Analytics Students

OSU master’s in business analytics students
gain experience by working with companies

Ariel West
  (January 9, 2017 at 10:02 am)

This article appeared in Discover Spears Research, the quarterly research newsletter released by the Spears School of Business.

Goutam Chakraborty

For more than seven years, Spears School of Business’s marketing professor Goutam Chakraborty has fostered relationships with companies across Oklahoma and beyond through data analytics.

Chakraborty sets up contracts with major companies such as Elevate, OG&E and PennWell and has graduate students research the companies’ desired projects. The student projects are fully funded assistantships that boost the students’ résumés and experience in data extraction, data visualization and modeling.

“I seek out the companies to take on my graduate students and start building relationships with them,” Chakraborty said. “The projects are usually a semester long and focus on whatever the company’s needs are, whether that’s determining customer lifetime value, customer satisfaction, predictive modeling or something else. I meet with the students once a week to see their progress, and then we meet with the company every month or so to make sure we are heading in the right direction.”

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Five OSU MSBA students win
scholarships from SESUG

Ariel West
  (October 26, 2016 at 3:39 pm)

(front row from left to right): Neha Singh, Antarlina Sen, Vivek Doijode, Anirban Chakraborty
(back row from left to right): Rajesh Tolety, Mukesh Kumar Singh, Pallabi Deb, Sangaar Rane

Five Oklahoma State University master of science in business analytics students received scholarships for their poster presentations Oct. 18 at the annual Southeast SAS Users Group (SESUG) conference in Bethesda, Maryland.

Sangar Rane, Pallabi Deb, Rajesh Tolety were selected for their individual posters and Vivek Doijoke and Neha Singh were selected for their joint poster as top posters at the conference. They received a scholarship and were honored at the conference.

“I am delighted that our MSBA students’ analytical talents were recognized in this conference,” said Goutam Chakraborty, professor of marketing and director of the master of science in business analytics program for the OSU Spears School of Business. “This is the first year our MSBA students participated in the conference, and they had a great experience. We will certainly be back next year.”

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OSU CHSI Health Data Shootout
awards top student groups

Ariel West
  (October 19, 2016 at 10:34 am)
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Swarup Jacob from Beyond the Numbers presenting his team’s findings.

More than 100 Oklahoma State University graduate students representing seven colleges participated in the inaugural Health Data Shootout competition, hosted by OSU’s Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI).

The competition was open to all majors. Students formed groups and tackled problems ranging from specific diseases like renal failure to disease progression and clinical decisions by analyzing clinical data from about 250,000 Native American patients from the Cerner HealthFacts Data Warehouse. The competition was judged by medical professionals from Stillwater Medical Clinic, Cerner Corporation and Cherokee Nation Health Services.

“Clearly, there is a strong interest at OSU in health care analytics,” said William Paiva, executive director for CHSI. “Across the board, the judges were amazed by the quality of the analytics produced by these teams in just two short weeks. This speaks to the first-class analytics education our students are getting at OSU and their passion in addressing real-world health challenges.” Continue Reading

OSU business analytics students win
scholarships at MWSUG conference

Ariel West
  (October 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm)
Musuku, Subramanian, Chakraborty (advisor), Gutha and Jha  won scholarships at the 2016 MWSUG conference.

Musuku, Subramanian, Chakraborty (advisor), Gutha and Jha won scholarships at the 2016 MWSUG conference.

Four master of science in business analytics students from Oklahoma State University were awarded scholarships from the 2016 Midwest SAS Users Group (MWSUG) conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The annual conference offered more than 100 paper presentations, hands-on workshops and pre-conference training workshops to business analytics programs in the Midwest.

“I am so proud of our MS in business analytics students winning four scholarship awards at the conference,” said Goutam Chakraborty, professor of marketing and director of the master of science in business analytics program for the Spears School of Business. “This is the first time we participated in the conference, and it has been a great experience for our students.”

Each paper was written by a pair of Spears School students. The conference committee’s rules state only one author can win a scholarship, so one student from each pair was selected to win.

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Oklahoma State grad students top winners
at Teradata 2016 PARTNERS Conference

Terry Tush
  (September 23, 2016 at 2:49 pm)
Taradata winning team from OSU

Bhargav Molaka (second from left) and Samsheel Kathuri (far right) receive congratulations from Susan Baskin with Teradata and Ramesh Sharda, advisor for the OSU team.

A two-person team representing Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business was recently recognized as the overall winner of the 2016 Teradata Analytics Challenge.

OSU graduate students Samsheel Kathuri and Bhargav Molaka, master’s students in management information systems in Spears Business, were the overall winners with their project, “Health Analytics on Tobacco Use Disorders” at the Teradata 2016 PARTNERS Conference Sept. 11-15 in Atlanta.

It is the second consecutive year that an OSU team was the overall winner for the best business analytics project at the conference.

“It is especially heartening to have an Oklahoma State University team win recognition this competition for the second year in a row,” said Ramesh Sharda, advisor for the OSU team, vice dean of the OSU Watson Graduate School of Management and executive director of Teradata University Network. “We had teams competing from Australia, Canada, Singapore, Thailand and many schools from across the United States, so having an OSU team win in the contest is very special.”

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OSU master’s in business analytics students
earn best poster awards at SAS conference

Terry Tush
  (September 20, 2016 at 1:50 pm)
OSU students and alumni at the SAS Analytics Experience 2016.

Oklahoma State University was well represented at the the SAS Analytics Experience 2016.

Six Oklahoma State University master’s in business analytics students were among those earning major awards for their work earlier this month at the SAS Analytics Experience 2016 in Las Vegas.

More than 20 OSU students in the Spears School of Business master’s in business analytics program participated in the poster competition, including best poster award-winning teams of Snigdha Gutha and Anusha Mamillapalli, Jacky Arora and Sapna Bhoir, and Shanmugavel Gnanasekar and Ravishankar Subramanian.

The Spears Business students paired up to produce three of the six best poster awards presented at the conference that brought together more than 1,800 analytics professionals.

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OSU business student realizes
big dream in small container

Ariel West
  (June 3, 2016 at 1:43 pm)
Swapneel Deshpande, M.S. business analytics student, hopes to redefine the 'American Dream.' Photo (c) Jordan Richards

Swapneel Deshpande, M.S. business analytics student, hopes to redefine the ‘American Dream.’ Photo (c) Jordan Richards

The “American Dream” is an idea that most every person in United States seeks out, but Oklahoma State University business analytics master’s student Swapneel Deshpande seeks to redefine it.

Deshpande, along with OSU graduates Ben Loh and Lee Easton, created ModernBlox, a startup that turns old shipping containers into weather-resistant housing. The containers are safe (they can withstand up to 250 miles an hour wind when anchored), modern and eco-friendly and aim to offer affordable housing options at a time when the housing market has skyrocketed in price.

“Owning a house is part of that ‘American Dream,’ and, especially as an international student, that’s a major milestone,” Deshpande said. Continue Reading

OSU students, alums earn some of the most
coveted honors at SAS Global Forum 2016

Dollie Elliott
  (April 27, 2016 at 3:21 pm)
Oklahoma State University students, alumni and faculty attended the SAS Global Forum 2016 Las Vegas.

OSU students, alumni and faculty attended the SAS Global Forum 2016 in Las Vegas.

More than 45 Oklahoma State University students, alumni and faculty attended the SAS Global Forum 2016 on April 18-21 in Las Vegas. The conference, planned and sponsored by the SAS Global Users Group, brings together the best and brightest SAS users and experts from around the world.

OSU Spears School of Business students once again demonstrated­­­­ their excellence by earning some of the most coveted honors given during the SAS Global Forum.

The SAS Ambassador Award is the highest honor a student can receive with only 15 students worldwide being recognized based on their demonstrated ability to use SAS analytics research. This year two OSU students – Vinoth Kumar Raja and Mostakim Tanjil – received the SAS Ambassador Award.

“I am extremely proud of our students trained in analytics and data mining. Their phenomenal performance at the SAS Global Conference once again demonstrated they are among the best in the world,” said Goutam Chakraborty, Ralph A. and Peggy A. Brenneman professor of marketing at the OSU Spears School and the director of MS in Business Analytics program as well as the director of Graduate Certificate Programs in Business Data Mining and Marketing Analytics. Continue Reading

OSU Spears School students continue streak
at the SAS Analytics 2015 Conference

Terry Tush
  (November 4, 2015 at 1:32 pm)
Oklahoma State University and the Spears School of Business were again well represented at the SAS Analytics 2015 Conference.

Oklahoma State University and the Spears School of Business were again well represented at the SAS Analytics 2015 Conference.

For an unprecedented ninth consecutive year, Oklahoma State University students were among those receiving recognition at the SAS Analytics 2015 Conference in Las Vegas last month.

The OSU students, part of the Spears School of Business analytics programs, impressed the judges with their presentations in a number of competitions. Two teams of OSU students received honorable mention recognition in the Analytics Shootout, the largest data mining competition in the world, allowing students to demonstrate their expertise in data mining alongside industry professionals.

The teams from OSU receiving recognition in the Analytics Shootout were:

  • Honorable mention: Mostakim Tanjil and Cristian Contreras-Nieto
  • Honorable mention: Alex Novotny, Cameron Unterberger, Ganesh Gangarajula, Girish Shirodkar, Hamed Majidi, Kushal Kathed and Woranat Wongdhamma

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Marketing analytics specialization students
present at JMP Discovery Summit 2015

Lindsey Corbitt
  (October 1, 2015 at 12:50 pm)
OSU poster presenters

Spears School graduate students Christopher Linn, June Phan and Vegard Oelstad are joined by Goutam Chakraborty (second from left) at the JMP Discovery Summit 2015 in San Diego.

Several Spears School of Business MBA students with marketing analytics specializations recently presented research posters at the SAS JMP Discovery Summit in San Diego, Calif. This event is put on by SAS, a leading provider of analytics software.

The MBA students specializing in marketing analytics had the opportunity to have their work viewed by more than 400 analytics professionals from well-known and established companies such as Apple, Sony and Microsoft.

The OSU students who presented posters at the summit were:

  • Predicting a Player’s NBA Success Using Collegiate Statistics: Christopher Linn and Kushal Kathed
  • Comparison of Ages and Conditions for Best Performances in 1,500-Meter Running: Vegard Oelstad and Cory Hinchey
  • Examining Factors That Influence English Premier Soccer Results Using JMP®Pro 11: Huyen Nguyen and June Phan

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OSU awards data mining, business analytics
certificates to May graduates

Rachel Peters
  (June 23, 2015 at 9:39 am)
OSU awards data mining, business analytics certificates.

Goutam Chakraborty (center) with graduate students who received data mining, business analytics certificates at Spring 2015 Commencement.

The Spears School of Business, along with SAS, a leading provider of business analytics software, teamed up to award graduate students with data mining, predictive analytics and marketing analytics certificates during Oklahoma State University’s Spring 2015 Graduate College Commencement.

The students earning their SAS and OSU certificates are:

    • Chaitanya Reddy Lebaka, Predictive Analytics
    • Zabiulla Mohammed, Predictive Analytics
    • Mohit Agarwal, Data Mining
    • Avinash Avija. Data Mining
    • Sharan Raj B, Data Mining

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    OSU students receive numerous awards,
    scholarships at SAS Global Forum 2015

    Terry Tush
      (May 11, 2015 at 9:31 am)
    OSU students, faculty and alumni at SAS Global Forum 2015.

    OSU’s continent of students, alumni and faculty were more than any other school attending the SAS Global Forum 2015.

    Oklahoma State University’s contingent of nearly 75 students, alumni and faculty were more than any other school attending the SAS Global Forum 2015 on April 26-29 in Dallas. The forum is the premier event for SAS and data mining professionals worldwide with more than 4,000 from industry and academia attending.

    OSU Spears School of Business students again demonstrated their excellence by earning some of the most coveted honors given during the SAS Global Forum.

    The SAS Ambassador Award is the highest honor a student can receive with only 15 students worldwide being recognized, and this year four OSU students received the SAS Ambassador Award. They are Ramcharan Kakarla, Balamurugan Mohan, Narmada Dave and Juan Ma.

    Also, five OSU students –Sharat Dwibhasi, Zabiulla Mohammed, Vijay Singh, Karush Jaggi and Ram Poudel ­– earned Global Forum student scholarship awards that are given by SAS to 15 students worldwide.

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    OSU’s Spears School of Business
    will host Big Data Conference

    Jenna Johnson
      (February 2, 2015 at 9:50 am)

    Big Data ConferenceLearning how to strategically use big data in today’s business world will be the focus of the Big Data Conference on April 7 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Also, those attending will be given the option to hear Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, at the Executive Management Briefings.

    The Big Data Conference is offered by the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. A supporting gold sponsor is Stinnett & Associates and a silver sponsor is ISNetworld.

    The conference will explore the management and strategic impact big data can have on a company or organization. Speakers and participants from across the nation will explore various issues such as data capture, data management, data analysis and the strategic use of information for decision-making that drives success in businesses and organizations.
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    OSU awards data mining, business analytics
    certificates to a number of graduates

    Terry Tush
      (December 15, 2014 at 9:11 am)

    The Spears School of Business teamed up with long-time partner SAS, a leading provider of business analytics software, to award 14 graduate students with data mining and business analytics certificates during Oklahoma State University’s Fall 2014 Graduate College Commencement on Friday.

    Data mining, business analytics graduates

    Dean Ken Eastman (far left), Vice Dean Ramesh Sharda (second from left) and Goutam Chakraborty (second from right) congratulate students who earned data mining and business analytics certificates during OSU’s Fall 2014 Graduate College Commencement.

    The students earning their SAS and OSU certificates are:

    • Temesgen E. Helsabo, Data Mining
    • Anup KC, Data Mining
    • Zabiulla Mohammed, Data Mining
    • Vinay Karumanchi, Data Mining
    • Benjamin Lee Ensor, Data Mining
    • Vinayak Ramchandra Sawant, Data Mining
    • Samuel Pakho Cheung, Data Mining
    • Raghavender Reddy Byreddy, Predictive Analytics
    • Balamurugan Mohan, Predictive Analytics
    • Anvesh Reddy Minukuri, Predictive Analytics
    • Steven B. Zeiler, Business Analytics
    • Jordan Elizabeth Lusnak, Business Analytics
    • Austin Shrader, Business Analytics
    • Gloria Christine Nichols, Business Analytics

    OSU’s nationally recognized program is led by Goutam Chakraborty, professor of marketing and founder of the SAS and OSU data mining and analytics program.
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    Spears School professor, students present
    at South Central SAS Users Group forum

    Spears School News Staff
      (November 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm)
    OSU attendees at SCSUG

    OSU graduate students Karush Jaggi, Mbaye Diaw and Sharat Dwibhasi were joined by assistant professor Bryan Hammer at the South Central SAS Users Group Educational Forum.

    Several first-year Spears School of Business were among the presenters at the South Central SAS Users Group (SCSUG) Educational Forum held earlier this month in Austin, Texas.

    The OSU presenters were Bryan Hammer, assistant professor of management science and information systems in the Spears School, and graduate students Karush Jaggi, Mbaye Diaw and Sharat Dwibhasi. Hammer presented during the keynote address while the three Oklahoma State University students were among those presenting during the general session.

    The SCSUG forum allows industry and academic institutions in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas to share SAS software techniques while learning from analytics professionals.
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    Spears School data mining students impress
    during SAS Analytics 2014 Conference

    Terry Tush
      (October 27, 2014 at 9:34 am)
    OSU at SAS Analytics 2014

    Oklahoma State University was well represented at the SAS Analytics 2014 Conference in Las Vegas.

    Oklahoma State University was well represented at the SAS Analytics 2014 Conference in Las Vegas this past weekend with students bringing home several major awards.

    The OSU students, part of the Spears School of Business data mining and marketing analytics certificate programs, impressed the judges in a number of competitions during the conference. Sixty-plus teams from 23 universities competed in the Analytics Shootout where students are given a complex business problem to solve by analyzing big data sets.

    Two of the top three teams in the Analytics Shootout and one of the three honorable mention teams were from OSU. In addition, two OSU students were recognized as best posters in the Analytics 2014 Poster contest in which only six awards were presented. Also, the 23 posters submitted by OSU students were more than any other university.
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    OSU’s SAS Analytics Day program recognizes
    students in data mining, data analytics

    Spears School News Staff
      (May 7, 2014 at 10:40 am)
    SAS Analytics Day group photo

    More than 140 graduate students were recognized during the annual SAS Analytics Day on the campus of Oklahoma State University.

    The Spears School of Business and long-time partner SAS, a leading provider of business analytics software, teamed up to award more than 140 graduate students with data mining and business analytics certificates during the annual SAS Analytics Day earlier this month on the Stillwater campus.

    The conference links Oklahoma State University’s data mining and business analytics certificate programs and students who are trained in analytics using SAS with members of the local and regional business community.

    SAS Analytics Day, organized by the Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School, introduces OSU’s certificate programs to businesses and allows students and businesses to begin building their professional network. The interdisciplinary program this year awarded certificates to OSU graduate students from the MBA program, management science and information systems (MSIS), industrial engineering and management (IEM), statistics and other disciplines.
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    OSU students and alums impress
    at SAS Global Forum 2014

    Taryn Trujillo
      (March 31, 2014 at 2:52 pm)
    Group photo of OSU students, alums

    The Spears School of Business was well represented by students and alumni at the SAS Global Forum 2014.

    More than 25 Spear School of Business students and alums participated at the SAS Global Forum 2014 on March 23-26 in Washington, D.C. The forum is the premier event for SAS and data mining professionals worldwide. More than 4,500 analytics professionals attended this year.

    Oklahoma State University’s students demonstrated their excellence during the event by earning some of the most coveted honors. Pankush Kalgotra received the SAS Ambassador Award, which is the highest honor given by SAS to 15 students worldwide. Vandana Reddy and Suman Rachapudi both earned global forum student scholarship awards that are given by SAS to 20 students worldwide.

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    Spears School students present at SCSUG Symposium

    Taryn Trujillo
      (November 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm)
    NIne presenters at conference

    Three OSU students were among the nine presenters at the South Central SAS Users Group (SCSUG) Graduate Student Symposium in Analytics.

    Three first-year Spears School of Business students attended and presented papers at the South Central SAS Users Group (SCSUG) Graduate Student Symposium in Analytics attended by more than 200 professionals.

    Oklahoma State University, Louisiana State University and The University of Alabama hosted the Graduate Student Symposium in Analytics as a venue for communicating analytical ideas, sharing SAS software techniques and learning from analytics professionals. The symposium consisted of nine student presenters (three from each university) and covered a wide variety of analytics topics, including ways in which SAS software is used to analyze data.

    The OSU presenters and their papers included Anvesh Reddy Minukuri with “Deterioration of Marine Attacks,” Venkatesh Avula with “Application of SAS in Biomedical Engineering,” and Suman Rachapudi with “Association of Socio-Emotional Factors: Religious Affiliation, Depression to Suicidal Tendency Among Adolescent Girls.”

    Goutam Chakraborty, professor of marketing at the Spears School and founder of the SAS, is proud of the students’ performances.

    “It was delightful to see young researchers from leading schools present their early research work at the Graduate Student Symposium,” Chakraborty said. “OSU students performed very well and their papers were very well received by the academic as well as the professional analytics community. I am so very proud of them.”

    For more information about the SCSUG Graduate Student Symposium on Analytics contact Goutam Chakraborty at 405-744-7644 or goutam.chakraborty@okstate.edu.

    Spears School students succeed
    at SAS Analytics 2013 Conference

    Taryn Trujillo
      (November 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm)
    OSU's third-place team

    OSU’s team receives a $2,000 check for placing third in the SAS Analytics shootout competition. Joining Spears School professor of marketing Goutam Chakraborty in being recognized are Pradeep Podila, Linda Schumacher and Rakesh Karn. Not pictured is Rom Khattri.

    Spears School of Business students impressed with their performances at the SAS Analytics 2013 Conference in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 21-22.

    A team of Oklahoma State University’s distance-learning students won third place out of more than 60 teams in the data mining shootout. The team included Linda Schumacher, Pradeep Podila, Rakesh Karn and Rom Khattri. OSU is the only university that has consistently placed a team in the top three spots throughout the tournament’s history.

    This is the seventh consecutive year that at least one OSU student team has placed in the top three of the shootout, the largest data mining competition in the world, allowing students to demonstrate their expertise in data mining alongside industry professionals.

    Also, OSU students submitted 22 of the 50 posters at the conference. Three of the six awards were won by OSU students. Winners and their poster titles are:
    • Anuashka Sharma, Detection of Crime rate dependency across the different locations in U.S.

    • Ajay Guyyala and Patti Jordan, Application of SAS Text Mining to analyze quality defects of materials in a Manufacturing Industry

    • Prakash Giri and Jaya Nair, Americas Engagement in Fitness & Outdoor Activities: Sentiment Analysis of Tweets Using SAS Sentiment Analysis Studio

    Goutam Chakraborty, professor of marketing and founder of the SAS and OSU Data Mining Certificate program, is proud of the students’ success.

    OSU students and alums

    More than 40 OSU students and alums were present at the SAS Analytics 2013 Conference.

    “I am very proud of our students’ achievements and it was wonderful to see their efforts being recognized by the analytic community and SAS as evidenced by the many awards our students received,” Chakraborty said.

    Analytics 2013 is an industry-leading conference for the latest ideas, research and best practices in the field of analytics. More than 40 OSU students and alums were present at the conference that brought together about 1,000 analytics professionals.

    For more information about the data mining certificate program at the Spears School, go to the Business Analytics and Data Mining Certificates Program website, contact Goutam Chakraborty at 405-744-7644 or goutam.chakraborty@okstate.edu. 

    Several Spears School graduate students
    participate in JMP Discovery Summit 2013

    Spears School News Staff
      (September 19, 2013 at 10:24 am)
    OSU at Discovery Summit 2013

    Goutam Chakraborty, founder of the SAS and OSU Data Mining and the Business Analytics Certificate programs, is joined by current students and alumni at the JMP Discovery Summit 2013 in San Antonio.

    A number of students from Oklahoma State University’s SAS Data Mining certificate programs were among the featured presenters earlier this month at the JMP Discovery Summit 2013 in San Antonio.

    All of the students are pursuing master’s degrees in information systems along with SAS and OSU Data Mining certificates from the Spears School of Business.

    “This is a great conference for anyone who wants to showcase his or her talents in the areas of data visualization and modeling, and I am happy to see a large turnout from our data mining and analytic students,” said Chakraborty, a professor of marketing at the Spears School who is founder of the SAS and OSU Data Mining Certificate and the Business Analytics Certificate programs. He also is a member of the Discovery Summit 2013 steering committee.

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    Oklahoma State University teams impress at 2012 SAS Analytics shootout competition

    Terry Tush
      (October 18, 2012 at 10:11 am)
    Photo of OSU's team that finished in second at the event.

    Oklahoma State University’s team receives a $3,000 check for placing second in the SAS Analytics shootout competition. Joining Spears School professor of marketing Goutam Chakraborty in being recognized by SAS officials are, front row, from left, Shirmeen Virji, Juan Ma and Matthew Dale Rumsey. Not pictured is Isaac Pisors.

    Four Spears School of Business students were recognized as one of the nation’s top teams earlier this month in the SAS Analytics shootout competition at the 2012 Analytics Conference in Las Vegas, Nev.

    Oklahoma State University’s Isaac Pisors and Matthew Dale Rumsy, distance-learning students in the graduate certificate program 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, finished second out of more than 50 teams competing in the shootout.

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    Three Spears School graduate students
    impress at JMP Discovery Summit 2012

    Spears School News Staff
      (September 28, 2012 at 11:32 am)
    Photo of OSU representatives at the JMP Discovery Summit 2012

    From left, Oklahoma State University graduate students Parijat Ghosh, Jiawen Liu, Spears School of Business marketing professor Goutam Chakraborty and Mantosh Sarkar traveled to the JMP Discovery Summit 2012 at the SAS World Headquarters in Cary, N.C.

    Three Oklahoma State University graduate students were selected to be presenters earlier this month at the JMP Discovery Summit 2012 in which more than 400 analytics professionals attended at the SAS World Headquarters in Cary, N.C.

    The three students – Parijat Ghosh, Mantosh Sarkar and Jiawen Liu – are pursuing their SAS and Data Mining certificates from OSU’s Spears School of Business.

    “JMP Discovery Summit was very informative and had lots of impressive presentations from developers. It’s one of those conferences where you feel lucky to be present,” said Sarkar, who presented a poster titled Data Standardization for Enhanced Outcomes in Cluster Analysis Using JMP.

    Liu and Sarkar are master’s students in the Management Science and Information Systems (MSIS) program in the Spears School, while Ghosh is a master’s student in the School of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources.

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

    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.

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    OSU’s SAS Analytics Day recognizes
    students in data mining, business analytics

    Dollie Elliott
      (May 7, 2012 at 2:15 pm)
    OSU awards data-mining and business analytics certificates to over 50 graduate students.

    OSU awards more than 50 graduate students with data mining and business analytics certificates.

    Oklahoma State University and long-time partner SAS, a leading provider of business analytics software, have once again teamed up to award more than 50 graduate students with data mining and business analytics certificates during the Annual SAS Analytics Day on the Stillwater campus.

    The conference links OSU’s data mining and business analytics certificate programs and students who are trained in analytics using SAS with members of the local and regional business community.

    The SAS Analytics Day, organized by the Center for Executive and Professional Development in the Spears School of Business, introduces OSU’s certificate programs to businesses and allows students and businesses to begin building their professional network.

    The interdisciplinary program awarded certificates to the OSU graduate students from marketing, management science and information systems (MSIS), industrial engineering and management (IEM), statistics and other disciplines.  Continue Reading

    Oklahoma State students, alumni
    earn top honors at SAS Global Forum

    Terry Tush
      (April 26, 2012 at 11:49 am)

    Oklahoma State and the Spears School of Business were well represented by students and alumni at the 2012 SAS Global Forum.

    Oklahoma State University students and alumni represented the Spears School of Business in an outstanding manner at the SAS Global Forum 2012 on April 22-25 in Orlando. The forum is the premier event for SAS and data mining professionals worldwide, with more than 3,500 attendees this year.

    OSU’s students demonstrated their excellence during the event by earning some of the most coveted honors. Seven current OSU students and four alumnus presented papers during the 2012 Global Forum. The presenters and their paper titles include:

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    Spears School News Staff
      (February 7, 2012 at 11:14 am)

    OSU students excel at Analytics 2011 Conference

    Terry Tush
      (November 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm)

    OSU students placed second in Analytics 2011 shootout
    Ten graduate students from Oklahoma State University received international recognition at the Analytics 2011 Conference Series on Oct. 24-25 in Orlando, Fla. The conference brought together more than 1,100 professionals to learn the latest trends and techniques in the field of analytics.

    Conference participants had the opportunity to learn through various case studies, technical presentations and hands-on training. At the banquet, the winners to various analytics competitions were announced, including the most popular competition, the SAS National Data Mining Shootout. Jerry Oglesby, the co-chair for the Analytics 2011 Conference Series and the director of higher education and global certification for SAS, said the data mining shootout allows students to demonstrate their expertise in data mining at the largest data mining conference in the world.

    Though dozens of teams competed in the shootout, two of the top three teams came from OSU. Full-time management information systems master’s students Satish Garla, Mahesh Nareddy and Murali Pagolu placed second in the competition, while distance-learning data mining students Michael Faron and Tony Ward placed third in the competition. A third OSU team – consisting of full-time MIS master’s students Yogen Shah and Manoj Inmadi – received an honorable mention at the conference.

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    OSU graduate students excel in national data mining competition

    Terry Tush
      (August 24, 2011 at 10:02 am)

    For the fifth year in a row, Oklahoma State University students have finished in the top three spots in the SAS National Data Mining Shootout. Though the exact rankings will not be revealed until the Analytics 2011 Conference Series on Oct. 24-25 in Orlando, Fla., it has been released that two of the top three teams came from OSU’s Spears School of Business.

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    Analytical skills pour out of an Oklahoma university

    Terry Tush
      (August 18, 2011 at 8:39 am)

    This article was originally published by SAS Education.

    Education without limits

    With several new programs in place this year, SAS Education’s audience is broader, its content is more accessible and its instruction is extended further. In this series, find out the many ways in which SAS Education is showing users that their learning is the top priority.

    For most people, the phrase “If you build it, he will come,” conjures images of an Iowa cornfield and a game of catch. But for Goutam Chakraborty, professor of marketing at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University (OSU), those words describe a different sort of “Field of Dreams” – one where a sleepy college town with an even sleepier name is becoming synonymous with a world-class education in analytics.

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