Success Stories of Analytics Students

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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Want Prepared Data Managers? Give Them Dirt

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.

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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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OSU students win big at Walmart Analytics Expo

Terry Tush
  (June 27, 2011 at 1:49 pm)

picture of OSU students, Satish Garla and Zubair ShaikA team of two Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business graduate students won first place in the poster competition at the Walmart Annual Analytics Expo in Bentonville, Ark., earlier this month.

Satish Garla and Zubair Shaik were each awarded a package valued at $2,500. Their poster was titled “Application of GetTweet Macro and Cluster Analysis to Analyze Sentiments expressed about Walmart and Sam’s Club in Tweets.” It explored ways to use text mining and sentiment analysis on “tweets” posted about Walmart and Sam’s Club.

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SAS and OSU data mining program soars to new heights

Terry Tush
  (May 18, 2011 at 7:38 pm)

STILLWATER, Okla. – Thirty-six students from Oklahoma State University were honored with the SAS and OSU Data Mining Certificate at the Spears School of Business Graduate Awards and Honors Banquet on Thursday, May 5 at the Wes Watkins Center in Stillwater, Okla.

During the fall of 2004, OSU partnered with SAS, a leading provider of data analysis and data mining software, to offer a new certificate program to graduate students with a technical background and an interest in data mining, which is the exploration and analysis of large quantities of data to discover meaningful patterns and rules. Since its founding, the OSU and SAS Data Mining Certificate program has awarded more than 300 certificates, making it the world’s largest certificate program of its kind. Continue Reading

OSU students and alumni excel at SAS Global Forum 2011

Spears School News Staff
  (April 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm)

STILLWATER, Okla. – Twenty-five Oklahoma State University students and alumni attended SAS Global Forum 2011 on April 4-7 in Las Vegas. The forum is the premier event for SAS and data mining professionals worldwide, with nearly 3,500 attendees each year. At this year’s conference, OSU’s students demonstrated their excellence by earning some of the most coveted honors SAS has to offer.

Data mining is the exploration and analysis of large quantities of data in order to discover meaningful patterns and rules, and SAS is a leading provider of data mining software and solutions. The SAS Global Forum offers unequaled educational opportunities for attendees and provides a means for SAS software users to network and exchange ideas. Continue Reading

OSU graduate students excel in national data mining competition

Spears School News Staff
  (April 13, 2011 at 8:26 pm)

Release_GRAD_M2010_dataminingshootoutNine graduate students from Oklahoma State University received national recognition in the data mining shootout at the M2010 Data Mining Conference held Oct. 25-26 in Las Vegas.

Even though more than 70 teams from many U.S. universities competed in the contest, only five teams were recognized by the data mining shootout committee. Three of these teams came from OSU.

OSU doctoral students Akkarapol Sa-ngasoonsong, Aisyah Larasati and Jongsawas Chongwatpol received first place, and two other OSU teams received an honorable mention. One of these teams included full-time master’s students Satish Garla, Maheshwar Nareddy and Murali Pagolu, and the other team consisted of distance-learning students Bashshar El-Ali, Asish Satpathy and Brenda Slagle. Nareddy and Pagolu also tied for fifth place in the conference’s poster competition. Continue Reading

Spears School students receive SAS certificates in data mining

Spears School News Staff
  (February 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm)

Spears School students receive SAS certificates in data mining - Fall 2010Sixteen Oklahoma State University students received SAS/OSU data mining certificates on Dec. 17, 2010. The SAS/OSU data mining certificate program is housed in the Spears School of Business and is the largest data mining program in the United States.

Data mining is the exploration and analysis of large quantities of data in order to discover meaningful patterns and rules. The SAS/OSU data mining certificate program began in 2004 when OSU partnered with SAS, a leading provider of data analysis and data mining software.

“Students in this program receive a broad-based exposure not just to data analysis, but also to data extraction and data management issues,” said Chakraborty. “Approved courses in this program are from various departments such as marketing, MIS, statistics and industrial engineering with emphasis on business applications.” Continue Reading

Spears School earns national honors in research poster contest

Spears School News Staff
  (February 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm)

Poster WinnersTwo master of science students from the management information systems program in the Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business have earned two of the top five student poster awards at the M2010 Data Mining Conference, which will be held October 25 and 26 in Las Vegas.
 
As a part of the award, OSU students Maheshwar R. Nareddy and Murali Krishna Pagolu are receiving a full-expense paid trip from SAS to attend M2010 and present their papers in poster format. Nareddy will present a poster about his paper titled “Improving Customer Loyalty Program through Text Mining of Customers’ Comments.” Pagolu will present a poster about his paper titled “Eliminating Response Style Segments in Survey data via Double Standardization before Clustering.” Continue Reading

Four Spears School students receive national scholarships

Spears School News Staff
  (March 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm)

Four Oklahoma State University students recently received scholarships to attend the SAS Global Forum 2010. The SAS Global Forum is an annual event planned and sponsored by the SAS Global Users Group, a non-profit organization open to all SAS software users throughout the world. The 2010 forum will take place April 11-14 in Seattle, Wash.

Spears School students Maheshwar Nareddy, Murali Pagolu, Anu Penaganti and Promoda Srinivasamurthy each will receive an expense-paid trip to the forum through the scholarship. All four are students in the OSU graduate certificate in business data mining program and are pursuing master’s degrees in management information systems.

“I feel very proud of our students for winning these scholarships on a competitive basis,” said Goutam Chakraborty, OSU professor of marketing and founder of the OSU graduate certificate in business data mining program. “This will provide a great opportunity for OSU students to meet and network with the more than 3,000 attendees at this conference. “

OSU students receive SAS certificate in data mining

Spears School News Staff
  (December 1, 2009 at 10:02 pm)

SAS Certificate Group - Fall 2009
STILLWATER, Okla. – Eighteen Oklahoma State University students received the SAS/OSU data mining certificate on November 30, 2009. The SAS/OSU data mining certificate program is housed in the Spears School of Business and is the largest data mining program in the United States.

Data mining is the exploration and analysis of large quantities of data in order to discover meaningful patterns and rules. The SAS/OSU data mining certificate program began in 2004 when OSU partnered with SAS, a leading provider of data analysis and data mining software.

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OSU graduate students excel in national data mining competition

Spears School News Staff
  (November 17, 2009 at 7:26 pm)

M2009STILLWATER, Okla. Two teams of Oklahoma State University graduate students received national recognition in the data mining shootout at the M2009 Data Mining Conference held Oct. 26-27 in Las Vegas.

More than 40 teams from many U.S. universities competed for honors in the contest. OSU students Vineet Jain, Syed Nawaz and Liz Garmendia received second place, and Ridhima Nerlekar, Snigdha Potluri, Murali Bolloju, Chatchawal Ngamchitroongruang, Yumiao Sun and Guangyu Lan received an honorable mention.

All students on the second-place team all enrolled via distance learning in the graduate certificate in business data mining program in the Spears School of Business. The students receiving honorable mentions are full-time master’s degree students from management information systems, MBA and industrial engineering disciplines, and all are enrolled in the data mining certificate program, which is a core component of the MIS degree.

“It is a great honor for OSU students to receive these awards in front of a large international audience of data mining and analytics professionals,” said Goutam Chakraborty, a professor of marketing for the Spears School, founder of the SAS/OSU data mining certificate program, founder of the graduate certificate in business data mining program and coach for each of the data mining shootout teams.

The M2009 Data Mining Conference is the largest gathering of data mining professionals in the world, with more than 650 experts in attendance. The conference was sponsored by SAS, the Central Michigan University Research Corporation and Dow Chemical. OSU’s teams won a total of $3,000, which will be used to promote data mining teaching and support graduate students in the data mining program.

“These honors are a testament of the quality of our students and the outstanding efforts of different faculty that teach classes in OSU’s data mining certificate program” Chakraborty said. “Student teams from our data mining certificate programs have been honored in national data mining shootout three years in a row! We have clearly built one of the most nationally recognized and acclaimed data mining certificate programs.”

For more information about the data mining shootout, the M2009 Data Mining Conference or the data mining certificate program at the Spears School, call Chakraborty at 405-744-7644 or email goutam.chakraborty@okstate.edu.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that cuts across disciplines to better prepare students for a new world. Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world. The Spears School of Business is dedicated to the original land-grant vision of integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. For more information, call 405-744-5064 or visit spears.okstate.edu.

OSU students receive SAS certificate in data mining

Spears School News Staff
  (April 30, 2009 at 4:36 pm)

SAS Certificate Spring 2009STILLWATER, Okla. – Thirty-three Oklahoma State University students received the SAS/OSU data mining certificate on April 27, 2009. The SAS/OSU data mining certificate program is housed in the Spears School of Business and is the largest data mining program in the United States.

Data mining is the exploration and analysis of large quantities of data in order to discover meaningful patterns and rules. The SAS/OSU data mining certificate program began in 2004 when OSU partnered with SAS, a leading provider of data analysis and data mining software.

“There are currently more than 20 universities that have partnered with SAS to provide students with a certificate awarded jointly by the university and SAS in the area of data mining,” said Goutam Chakraborty, professor of marketing and founder of the OSU data mining certification program.  “OSU is the largest provider of such data mining certificates among all U.S. universities.” Continue Reading

Twenty-three students receive SAS certificate in data mining

Spears School News Staff
  (January 22, 2009 at 12:54 pm)

STILLWATER, Okla. – Twenty-three Oklahoma State University students received the SAS/OSU data mining certificate on Dec. 2, 2008. The SAS/OSU data mining certificate program is housed in the Spears School of Business and is the largest data mining program in the United States.

Data mining is the exploration and analysis of large quantities of data in order to discover meaningful patterns and rules. The SAS/OSU data mining certificate program began in 2004 when OSU partnered with SAS, a leading provider of data analysis and data mining software.

“There are currently more than 20 universities that have partnered with SAS to provide students with a certificate awarded jointly by the university and SAS in the area of data mining,” said Goutam Chakraborty, professor of marketing and founder of the OSU data mining certification program. “OSU is the largest provider of such data mining certificates among all U.S. universities.”

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Spears School students win national awards

Spears School News Staff
  (November 14, 2008 at 9:23 am)

STILLWATER, Okla. – Two student teams from Oklahoma State University earned second and third place honors at the national “data mining” shootout competition, which was part of the 11th annual data mining conference “M2008.” The conference was hosted by SAS and held Oct. 27-28 in Las Vegas.

Members of the second place team are Samyog Bhattarai, Amjad Elsamen, Fengchun Tang, Xing Wan, Xuequn Wang, and Leila Zelnick from OSU’s management information systems, marketing and statistics programs. Members of the third place team are Gary Hatfield, Miriam McGaugh, and Jason White from OSU’s educational psychology, management information systems, and statistics programs. These students competed against 35 other teams from across the nation.
Data mining is the exploration and analysis of large quantities of data in order to discover meaningful patterns and rules.

“I am extremely proud of the OSU teams who took second and third place in the M2008 data mining shootout,” said Goutam Chakraborty, professor of marketing for the Spears School and founder of the SAS/OSU data mining certificate program. “It is a very prestigious honor to do so well in this national shootout.”

The top three teams gave a 15 minute presentation about their modeling method and results at the conference, which was attended by more than 800 professionals and academics.

The data mining problem given to teams included more than 730,000 records from an anonymous airline that operates out of three hub cities. The airline wanted to find which flights are likely to be canceled due to weather and other issues so they could take appropriate managerial actions to minimize the effects of cancellations to its customers.

This is the second time in two years OSU students won the majority of the awards in the data mining shootout competition held annually by SAS. Universities from across the nation participate in this prestigious tournament, and no other university has received more awards than OSU in the history of this tournament.

The OSU students participating in the competition are enrolled in the SAS/OSU data mining certificate program, which began in 2004 when OSU partnered with SAS, a leading provider of data analysis and data mining software. The SAS/OSU data mining certificate requires students to complete 12 credit hours of courses, including two core courses and two elective courses. The certificate program is a core component of the master of science in management information systems degree.

“It is a great honor for OSU students to receive these awards in front of so many data mining professionals,” Chakraborty said. “It is also a testament of the quality of OSU’s data mining program.”

The top three teams’ universities received cash prizes from Dow Chemical. OSU teams won a total of $5,000, which will be used to help promote data mining teaching and to support graduate students in data mining. SAS, the Central Michigan University Research Corporation and Dow Chemical teamed up to sponsor the contest for students in data mining.

SAS and OSU Awards Data Mining Certificates

Spears School News Staff
  (August 27, 2008 at 6:15 pm)

Thirteen OSU graduate (11 MS in MIS and 2 MS in Engineering) students received SAS and OSU Data Mining certificate Award on Nov. 8, 2007.

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Spears School shines at M2007 Conference

Spears School News Staff
  (August 27, 2008 at 6:11 pm)

Dr. Goutam Chakraborty, professor of marketing, co-chaired the M2007 Data Mining Conference  in Las Vegas. Hosted by SAS and now in its tenth year, M2007 has become the largest data mining conference in the world and was attended by more than 800 people (mostly professionals and some academics).

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Data mining certificate a success at OSU

Spears School News Staff
  (August 27, 2008 at 5:58 pm)

A leading business software company, SAS, is pointing to Oklahoma State University’s data mining certificate program as one of the most successful in the nation. An SAS online article notes the program awarded 28 certificates in its first year, making it the company’s largest partner program dedicated to educating the next generation of business analysts.

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Students earn SAS OSU DM Certificate Recipients in Fall 2006

Spears School News Staff
  (October 18, 2006 at 5:00 am)

SAS OSU DM Certificate Recipients

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22 students earn SAS OSU DM Certificate Recipients in Spring 2006

Spears School News Staff
  (April 29, 2006 at 5:00 am)

SAS OSU DM Certificate Recipients

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OSU Teams took 4 places out of the top 10 at the PAKDD

Spears School News Staff
  (April 29, 2006 at 5:00 am)

OSU teams took four of the top ten places at the Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD 2006), a worldwide data mining competion, which was open to faculty, students, consulting companies and others.

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OSU becomes largest producer of SAS Data Mining Certificate Graduates

Spears School News Staff
  (March 22, 2006 at 5:00 am)

Attracting the best students is the goal of every major college. Two years ago, Oklahoma State University took a step to improve the quality of analytical students they attracted and ultimately graduated, by partnering with SAS to develop and implement a Data Mining Certificate program. The results speak for themselves. OSU now has the largest SAS Data Mining Certificate program.

OSU Students Earn Certification in Data Mining

Spears School News Staff
  (May 3, 2005 at 5:00 am)

Graduate students in the Williams S. Spears School of Business at OSU recently took a big step toward their careers by earning their SAS/OSU Data Mining Certification.

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