UMD Data Challenge 2021

Data Exploration to Cultivate Better Living

February 20 – 27, 2021 | University of Maryland 


And the awards go to…


Grand Prize: Best Overall Project

Team DC21021: Allison Cahanin and Katherine Toren

Mentor: Quentin Read, UMD SESYNC

Dataset: Packaged Meals, Provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture

Presentation: https://github.com/allisoncahanin/packaged-meals-DC-21/blob/main/dc21-team21-preso.pdf


Best Expression of How to Cultivate Better Living

Team DC21030: Rohan Cowlagi, Ruthwik Kuppachi, Iskander Lou, and Jacquelyn Smith

Mentor: Arefeh Nasri, UMD National Center for Smart Growth

Dataset: Behavior Changes During COVID-19, Provided by UMD, National Center for Smart Growth

Presentation: https://github.com/rohanc18/UMD-Data-Challenge-21-Team-30/blob/master/Team%2030%20Data%20Challenge%20Presentation.pdf

 


Most Innovative Project

Team DC21029: Savia Gordon, William Grunow, Irfaan Jamarussadiq, and Tanishq Kaushik

Mentor: Derek Paley, UMD, Aerospace Engineering and Institute for Systems Research

Dataset: VeoRide E-scooter Transportation, Provided by UMD, Department of Transportation

Presentation: https://github.com/EntropicEffect/UMD_DC_2021_Team29_Presentation


Highest Quality Project

Team DC21006: Adam Levav, Junrong Liu, Ting-Yu Liu, and Walesia Robinson II

Mentor: Mestiyage Gunatilleka, UMD, Department of Mathematics

Dataset: Behavior Changes During COVID-19, Provided by UMD, National Center for Smart Growth

Presentation: https://github.com/Aurathic/UMD-Data-Challenge-2021/blob/main/DC2021_Team_6_Presentation.pdf


Best Expression of Results

Team DC21042: Manar Al-badarneh, Theodore Gaidis, Brendan Goodhue, and Gabriel Sestieri

Mentor: Akshay Mandke

Dataset: COVID-19 Global Symptoms Tracker, Provided by UMD Social Data Science Center

Presentation: https://github.com/tgaidis/UMDdataChallenge21/blob/main/Presentation%26Deliverables/Final%20Presentation.pdf


Best Team Presentation(s)
Two teams won!

Team DC21003: Fekedeselassie Kinfu, Kaveh Vakili, and Jaganathan Velraj

Mentor: Jack Molesworth, Springboard

Dataset: COVID-19 Global Symptoms Tracker, Provided by UMD Social Data Science Center

Presentation: https://github.com/jv232/DC2021_CovidTracker/blob/main/Data%20Challenge%202021%20Team%203%20presentation.pdf

Team DC21015: Zach Dorris, Ethan Levy, Claire Mytelka, and Bryan Rezende

Mentor: Miles Calabresi, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab

Dataset: VeoRide E-scooter Transportation, Provided by UMD, Department of Transportation

Presentation: https://github.com/cmytelka/Team15-DC21/blob/main/DC%202021%20Final%20Presentation.pdf


Outstanding Undergraduate Project

Team DC21001: Grant Buttrey, Rachel Macairan, Eder Ramirez, and Sakib Sarwar

Mentor: Maria Bardossy, UMD, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Dataset: Behavior Changes During COVID-19, Provided by UMD, National Center for Smart Growth

Presentation: https://github.com/sakib-sarwar/Team1DataChallenge/blob/master/NEW%20Behavior%20Changes%20During%20COVID-19.pdf


Outstanding Graduate Project

Team DC21061: James Maslek

Mentor: Alex Din, U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development

Dataset: Opportunity Zones, Provided by U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development

Presentation: https://github.com/jmaslek/UMD_DataChallenge/blob/master/FinalPresentation_no_plotly.pdf


Outstanding Combined Undergraduate and Graduate Project

Team DC21035: James Boggs, Ziqin Ni, and Madeline Raith

Mentor: Angela Ambrosi, UMD, Graduate School

Dataset: VeoRide E-scooter Transportation, Provided by UMD, Department of Transportation

Presentation: https://github.com/jboggs1/DataChallenge2021/blob/main/TeamMaddy_DataCompetition2021.pdf


Kick-off Event Welcome, February 20, 2021

Dean Keith Marzullo, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Admiral Sean Buck, United States Naval Academy


Awards Ceremony, February 27, 2021

Dean Keith Marzullo, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
President Darryll Pines, University of Maryland
Master of Ceremonies: Dean Doug Oard,
College of Information Studies, University of Maryland


Thanks to all who participated!


UMD Data Challenge 2022 starts in:

Saturday 26th of February 2022 12:00:00 AM

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