Assignment # 3 (Due Date: December 19, 2014)

This is a group (max. 2 students) assignment. You are required to participate in any active Kaggle project of your choice. In case, you are able to get data from your local contacts then you can work on that as well. In addition to presenting your findings in the class, you are also required to submit a report describing the analytics problem and the approach you took to solve it.

Assignment # 2 (Due Date: November 14, 2014)
This is a group (max. 2 students) assignment. You are required to participate in the following Kaggle competitions

Don't Get Kicked
Forest Cover Type Prediction

The first competition has ended sometime ago but the submission page is still open and you can enter your solution. Please make sure that you don't share your methods with outside your groups as grades will be assigned based on your leaderboard score and your presentation (describing how you approach the problem - data preparation, modeling, etc.).

E-mail your presentations by 9 AM on November 14, 2014.


Assignment # 1 (Due Date: October 10, 2014)
You are required to present a case study in the class. Can studies can be selected from the following two books:

1. Number Sense: How to Use Big Data to Your Advantage by Kaiser Fung
2. Competing Analytics: The New Science of Winning by Thomas Devenport and Jeanne Harris