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Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

CUNY Students Win UP-STAT 2014 Predictive Modeling Data Competition

The CUNY School of Public Health took first and second place in the data competition of the American Statistical Association's UP-STAT 2014 conference on “Creating and Applying Tools for Massive Data Analytics,” held April 12 in Geneseo, NY. The competition, sponsored by Xerox, focused on identifying high school students at risk for academic failure. Competitors were given de-identified questionnaire results, scores for individual test questions, and demographic data for over 10,000 students in the state of Massachusetts. A panel of judges reviewed the submitted reports, selecting four finalists to present their results at the conference.