Data Expo 2019
Three ASA sections (Computing, Government, and Graphics) are proud to sponsor the, now annual, Data Challenge Expo 2019 at the JSM 2019 meetings. The contest is open to anyone who is interested in participating, including college students and professionals from the private or public sector. This contest challenges participants to analyze a government data set using statistical and visualization tools and methods. There will be two award categories – Professional (one level with a $500 award) and Student (three levels with awards at $1,500, $1,000, and $500).
Contestants will present their results in a speed poster session at the JSM and must submit their abstracts to the JSM online system. Presenters are responsible for their own JSM registration and travel costs, and any other costs associated with JSM attendance. Group submissions are acceptable. To enter, contestants must do the following by February 4, 2019.
The data set for the Data Challenge Expo 2019 will be the New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey. Public use data files and documentation are available here: www.census.gov/programs-surveys/nychvs.html. Contestants must use some portion of the New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey data, but can also combine other data sources for the analysis. We are gathering some possible research questions and will be posting them in the future. If you have any questions on the Data Challenge Expo 2019 please reach out to Wendy Martinez (firstname.lastname@example.org).
------------------------------Wendy MartinezDirector, Mathematical Statistics Research CenterBureau of Labor Statistics------------------------------