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Awards and Honors of Analytics Students

Here are the highlights of students’ achievements from our program.

Number of awards received for best paper or poster at conferences:
26
Number of awards received for performance by student teams in data mining and analytics shootouts:
13
Number of scholarships and ambassador awards received by students at conferences:
44
Number of papers and posters published by students at conferences:
242

For more details about the awards, see below.

2017

SAS® Global Forum, Orlando, FL 2017

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Indra and Anirban

Three students, eight student pairs and one faculty member represented OSU by presenting papers and posters at the conference:

2016

SESUG Conference, Bethesda, MD, October 2016

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  • Eight OSU students in the Spears School of Business master’s in business analytics program participated in this conference and presented seven paper/posters. Five of the MSBA students received scholarships for their poster presentations. 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.

MWSUG Conference, Cincinnati, OH, October 2016

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  • Four OSU students in the Spears School of Business master’s in business analytics program participated in this conference and presented four paper/posters. These four students also won scholarships from the conference: Prashanth Reddy Musuku, Ravishankar Subramanian, Snigdha Gutha and Tejaswi Jha.

SAS Analytics Conference, Las Vegas, NV, September 2016

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  • 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.

SAS® Global Forum, Las Vegas, NV 2016 

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2015

SAS® Analytics Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2015

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  • Two teams of OSU students received honorable mention in the Analytics Shootout. One team comprised of Mostakim Tanjil and Cristian Contreras-Nieto. The other team comprised of. Alex Novotny, Cameron Unterberger, Ganesh Gangarajula, Girish Shirodkar, Hamed Majidi, Kushal Kathed and Woranat Wongdhamma. This is the 9th year in a row OSU teams has placed either in top-3 or received honorable mentions in this tournament.
  • Two posters by OSU students, one by Aditya Sharma and the other by Ram Poudel and Xiang Lynn, were selected for best poster award winners (out of 6 awarded) in the conference.
  • Thirty four posters were presented by OSU students at this conference (more than any other university)

JMP Discovery Summit 2015, San Diego, CA, September 2015

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

SAS® Global Forum, Dallas, TX 2015

2015
Ramacharan Ambassador award
Narmada Ambassador award
Balamurugan Ambassador award
Juan Ambassador award

2014

SAS® Analytics Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2014 

2014
2014 2nd place winners
2014 3rd place winners
  • Two teams of OSU students, Ravi Kiran Garimella, Lin Li and Edward Wang as well as Pankush Kalgotra, Juan Ma and Anuashkha Sharma placed in top-3 spots in the Analytics shootout. This is the 8th year in a row OSU teams has placed in top-3 in this tournament.
  • One team of OSU students, Monesh Balla, David Bagwell, Kaustabh Mishra and Randhir Nakhil, was received honorable mention in the Analytics Shootout.
  • Two posters by OSU students (Ramcharan Kakarla and Balamurugan Mohan were awarded as top 6 posters in the conference.
  • Twenty Three posters presented by OSU students at this conference (more than any other university)

JMP Discovery Summit 2014, Cary, NC, September 2014

  • Prediction of Box Office Gross Revenue by Ramcharan Kakarla and Dinesh Yadav Gaddam
  • Survey Data Analysis to Understand the Effect of People’s Perceptions on Overall Satisfaction Rating of SFO Airport by Pratyush Gupta and Anuashka Sharma
  • Using JMP® 11 to Predict Occurrence of Seismic Activity to Prevent Hazards during Underground Mining Shifts by Zabiulla Mohammed and Sai Vijay Kishore Movva
  • Time Series Regression Analysis to Forecast Bike Rental Demands and Analysis of Bike Rental Patterns Using JMP® 11 by Zabiulla Mohammed and Vandana Reddy
  • Energy Consumption Forecast Using JMP® Pro 11 Time Series Analysis by Pradeep Reddy Kalakota and Srinivas Reddy Busi Reddy
  • Determining the Vital Characteristics for Predicting the Number of Rings of Abalone Shell for Biological Research Using JMP® Pro 11 by Ganesh Kumar Gangarajula and Yogananda Domlur Seetharama
  • Predicting the Market Value of the Property Using JMP® Pro 11 by Girish Shirodkar and Gaurav Pathak

SAS® Global Forum, Washington D.C., March 2014

2014
2014 SAS award
2014 SAS scholarship
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2013

SCSUG Symposium, San Antonio, TX, November 2013

Three first-year student groups presented papers at the South Central SAS® Users Group (SCSUG) Graduate Student Symposium in Analytics.

  • Association of Socio-Emotional Factors: Religious Affiliation, Depression to Suicidal Tendency Among Adolescent Girls by Suman Rachapudi and Sesha Sai Ega.
  • Application of SAS® in Biomedical Engineering by Venkatesh Avula and Santosh Dasoji
  • Deterioration of Marine Attacks by Anvesh Reddy Minukuri, Byreddy Raghavender Reddy and Tejeshwar Gurram

SAS® Analytics Conference, Orlando, FL, October 2013

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  • A team of OSU students (Linda Schumacher, Pradeep Podilla, Rakesh Karn and Ramesh Khattri) placed in top-3 spot in the Analytics shootout. This is the 7th year in a row OSU teams has placed in top-3 in this tournament.
  • Three posters by OSU students were awarded as top 6 posters in the conference.
  • Nineteen posters presented by OSU students:
    • The Soccer Oracle: Predicting Soccer Games Using SAS® Enterprise Miner 12.1 and Its Data Mining Algorithms by Sai Vijay Kishore Mow and, Vandana Reddy
    • Customer Response Models for Customer Solicitation Center’s Direct Marketing Campaign by Arun Kumar Mandapaka and Amit Kushwah
    • Breast Cancer Diagnosis – Severity Prediction by Sandhiya Danasekaran
    • Determining Length of Hospital Stay Predictors for Pediatric IBD Patients: Cluster Analysis and Predictive Modeling with SAS® Enterprise Miner by Linda A Schumacher
    • Survival of Your Heart: Analyzing the Effect of Stress on a Cardiac Event and Predicting Your Survival Chances by Yogananda Domlur Seetharama, Sai Vijay Kishore Movva
    • Application of SAS® Text Mining to Analyze Quality Defects of Materials in a Manufacturing Industry by Ajay Guyyala and Patti Jordan (award winning poster)
    • Detection of Crime Rate Dependency Across the Different Locations in US and to Determine Factors that Contribute Most to the Violent Crime Incidences by Anuashka Sharma (award winning poster)
    • Application of Text Mining on Tweets to Analyze the Impact of Xbox One Policies Using SAS® and R by Aditya Datla and Swati Grover
    • Using SAS® Time Series Forecasting on Financial Data to Explore Trends in US Retail Clothing Business by Prateek Khare and Anuashka Sharma
    • Time Series Analysis to Forecast the Number of Insurance Policy Conversions Using SAS® 9.3 by Samiullah Bramhanapalli Shaik, Srinivas Reddy Busi Reddy
    • Predicting a Potential Child Smoker Using SAS® Enterprise Miner 12.1 by Gaurav Pathak, Jin Ho Jung,
    • Text Mining for Improving Software Quality! By Akshima Labroo, Oklahoma State University
    • A SAS® Approach to Identifying Renovation and Marketing Strategies of an International Airport Based on Visitor Evaluation by Rohita Mal and Madhu Garudala
    • Flight Destination Analysis by Pradnya Chavan
    • Predicting the Subscriber for a Term Deposit in a Bank Direct Marketing Campaign Using SAS® Enterprise Miner by Krishna Reddy Gade, Dinesh Yadav Gaddam
    • Will the Force Be Stronger with the Disney-Lucas Film Merger? Analysis of Fan Sentiments Using SAS® Text Miner and SAS® Sentiment Analysis Studio 12.1 by Jayalakshmi Nair and Swati Grover
    • Americas Engagement in Fitness and Outdoor Activities: Sentiment Analysis of Tweets Using SAS® Sentiment Analysis Studio 12.1 by Prakash Giri, Jayalakshmi Nair (award winning poster)
    • Dining with the Data: The Case of New York City and its Restaurants by Pruthvi Bhupathiraju Venkata, Natraj Ponna
    • Predicting the Success of New Free Android Apps Using SAS® Enterprise Miner Predictive Models and the Power of SAS® Web Crawling and PRX Routines by Siva Koya, Chinmay Duga

JMP Discovery Summit in September 2013

Six posters presented by OSU students

  • Predicting the Next Best Seller by Anuashka Sharma and Prateek Khare.
  • Predicting the Risk Level of the Vehicle for Customers’ Auto Insurance Using JMP® Pro 10 by Dinesh Yadav Gaddam and Musthan Kader Ibrahim Meeran Mohideen.
  • Comparing Model Performances Using JMP® Pro 10: Predicting Whether a Customer Would Subscribe to a Term Deposit When Contacted for a Bank Direct Marketing Campaign by Dinesh Yadav Gaddam and Krishna Reddy Gade.
  • Profiling and Predicting the Potential Buyers of an Insurance Product Using JMP® Pro 10 by Gaurav Pathak, Mantosh Sarkar.
  • Wind Power Forecasting: Using JMP® Time Series Analysis for Hourly Prediction of Power Generation by Srinivas Reddy Busi Reddy and Srikar Rayabaram.
  • Crime Occurrence Analysis in Chicago City by Sai Krishna Vithal Lolla and Jiawen Liu

SAS® Global Forum, April 2013

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2012

SAS® Analytics Conference 2012 

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  • Honorable mention student team in the A2012 Data Mining Shootout: Vinay Emmadi, Gautam Mehta and Atul Thatte
  • Honorable mention student team in the A2012 Data Mining Shootout: Aditya Gokhale, Swati Grover, Jeffin Jacob and Srihari Jaganathan
  • Winners of one of the top-5 student posters awarded at A2012 conference: Akkarapol Sa-ngasoongsong
  • Seventeen posters were presented by OSU students at the A2012 conference as per details below:
    • Akkarapol Sa-ngasoongsong, Multi-Step Sales Forecasting in Automotive Industry
    • Ganesh Badisa, Evaluation of Movie Reviews by SAS® Text Mining
    • Jiawen Liu, Opinion mining of Android app reviews
    • Mantosh Kumar Sarkar, SAS® Sentiment Analysis Studio to Help Uncover Customer Sentiments
    • Musthan Kader Meeran Mohideen, Management Intervention in a Hospital using SAS® Text Miner
    • Pankush Kalgotra, Neural Network and Bidding in Sports League
    • Pankush Kalgotra, Square Matrix Parallelization in Big Data
    • Parijat Ghosh, Predicting User Ratings and Recommendations of Airlines
    • Sree Deepak Kothapalli, Data Visualization in Higher Education-Enrollment Management
    • Srihari Jaganathan, Building Predictive Models with Small Data
    • Siddhartha Reddy Mandati, Application of SAS® Text Mining to Summarize E-commerce Customer Reviews
    • Srikar Rayabaram Prabhakar, A Comparison Rapid Predictive Modeler (RPM) vs. f Enterprise Miner
    • Sriram Ghattamaneni, Decision Tree based Splitting Rules to Predict Check Deposit Fraud
    • Sriram Ghattamaneni, The Game Prophet
    • Swati Grover, Analysis of change in sentiments towards Chick-Fil-A
    • Vengatasubramani Dhatchinamoo, Predicting Amazon’s Best Seller Rank for Books
    • Yu Fu, Impact of London Olympics 2012 on the Economy of England

SAS® Global Forum 2012

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2011

SAS® Analytics Conference 2011

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  • 2nd place student team in the A2011 Data Mining Shootout: Satish Garla, Maheshwar Nareddy and Murali Pagolu
  • 3rd place student team in the A2011 Data Mining Shootout: Michael Faron and Tony Ward
  • Honorable mention student team in the A2011 Data Mining Shootout: Manoj Inmadi and Yogen Shah
  • Winners of two of the top-5 student posters awarded at A2011 conference: Hari Harasudhan Duraidhayalu and Satish Garla
  • Four student posters presented at the A2011 conference by: Hari Harasudhan Duraidhayalu, Satish Garla, Raja Kakarlpudi, Zubair Shaikh and Sumit Sukhwani.

Western Users of SAS® Software (WUSS) conference at San Francisco, 2011

  • Winner of 3 student academic scholarships at the Western Users of SAS® Software (WUSS) conference at San Francisco, 2011. The OSU data mining students selected for this award are: Satish Garla, Manoj Immadi, and Yogen Shah.
  • OSU data mining students (Satish Garla and Zubair Shaik) presented two papers and a poster at WUSS 2011 Conference, San Francisco, 2011.

JMP Discovery Summit 2011 at Denver, CO.

OSU data mining student poster selected at JMP Discovery Summit 2011 at Denver, CO.

  • Poster: Comparison of K-means, Normal Mixtures and Probabilistic-D Clustering for B2B Segmentation using Customers’ Perceptions by Satish Garla, Goutam Chakraborty and Gary Gaeth

Walmart Analytics Expo 2011

  • Winner of Walmart Analytics Expo 2011 student poster competition “Application of Get Tweet Macro and Cluster Analysis to Analyze Sentiments expressed about Walmart and Sam’s Club in Tweets” by Satish Garla and Zubair Shaik

SAS® Global Forum 2011

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2010

SAS® Analytics Conference 2010

2011
2010 OSU Winning team
  • 1st place team in the M2010 Data Mining Shootout: Akkarapol Sa-ngasoonsong, Aisyah Larasati and Jongsawas Chongwatpol
  • Honorable mention team in the M2010 Data Mining Shootout: Bashshar El-Ali, Asish Satpathy and Brenda Slagle.
  • Honorable mention team in the M2010 Data Mining Shootout: Satish Garla, Maheshwar Nareddy and Murali Pagolu.
  • Scholarship winners of two of the top-5 data mining poster presentations at M2010 conference: Maheshwar Nareddy and Murali Pagolu

SAS® Global Forum 2010

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  • Scholarship winners at SAS® Global Forum 2010: Maheshwar Nareddy, Murali Pagolu, Anu Penaganti and Promoda Srinivasamurthy

2009

2009 scholarship winners

  • 2nd place team in the M2009 Data Mining Shootout: Vineet Jain, Syed Nawaz and Liz Garmendia
  • Honorable mention team in the M2009 Data Mining Shootout: Ridhima Nerlekar, Snigdha Potluri, Murali Bolloju, Chatchawal Ngamchitroongruang, Yumiao Sun and Guangyu Lan

2008

2008 2nd place winners

  • 2nd place team in the M2008 Data Mining Shootout: Samyog Bhattarai, Amjad Elsamen, Fengchun Tang, Xing Wan, Xuequn Wang, and Leila Zelnick
  • 3rd place team in the M2008 Data Mining Shootout: Gary Hatfield, Miriam McGaugh, and Jason White

Year 2007

  • 1st Place team in M2007 data mining shootout: Rohit Jaiswal, Vinay Amarnath Kanojia, Kunal C. Parekh, Ankit Saklecha.
  • 2nd place team in M2007 data mining shootout: Pavankumar Abbaraju, Rahul Laxman Chavan, Hrishikesh Joshi, Parag Avinash Kode and Shruti Palasamudram Ramesh.
  • 3rd place team in M2007 data mining shootout: Mohammed Dwikat, Mallikarjuna Chaitanya Jayanty, Priya Jhanji, Deivanavagam Kannabiran, Fery Suryadi.