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Data Challenge 2017 Winners

1 October 2017 37 views No Comment

Three ASA sections (Computing, Government, and Graphics) sponsored Data Challenge 2017. The contest was open to anyone, including college students and professionals from the private or public sector. The data set for the challenge was the Consumer Expenditure Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were two award categories: Professional (one level) and Student (three levels). The winners are the following:

Student-Level Award

    1st winner: Nathan James, “Interactive Visualization of Consumer Expenditure Public-Use Microdata”

    2nd winner: Joyance Meechai, “Energy Expenditure Patterns in the United States”

    3rd winner (tied):  Mingzhao Hu, “Income and Expenditure in US Households: A Multivariate Analysis of Consumer Expenditure Data”

    3rd winner (tied): Robert Garrett, “An Analysis of Consumer Budgeting and the Great Recession”

Professional-Level Award

    Gaurav Sharma, “Consumer Spending and Federal Reserve”
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