MDST will be participating in its first ever online data science competition, the Springleaf Marketing Response Challenge, during the first few weeks of the Fall semester. In this challenge, competitors are tasked with preemptively identifying customers who will respond to a direct mail offer for a personal or auto loan. For privacy reasons, features are completely anonymized, encouraging competitors to employ creative data-driven feature selection methods.
Deadline: Monday, 19 October 2015
1st Place: $200 Amazon Gift Card + T-Shirts 2nd Place: $100 Amazon Gift Card + T-Shirts 3rd Place: T-Shirts
1st: $40,000 2nd: $30,000 3rd: $15,000 4th: $10,000 5th: $5,000
We graciously acknowledge Soartech for funding for the MDST Springleaf Challenge.