Data Analysis Competition (2015 edition)

RESULT OF THE DATA ANALYSIS COMPETITION 2015

The winner of the IASC Data Analysis Competition 2015 is the work Climate Model Diagnostic Analysis with Conditional Sampling by Seungwon Lee, Chengxing Zhai, Lei Pan, Benyang Tang and Jonathan Jiang from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA.

The winners will present their work at the Joint Meeting of IASC-ABE Satellite Conference for the 60th ISI WSC 2015 to be held at Atlântico Búzios Convention & Resort in Búzios, RJ, Brazil (August 2-4, 2015). They will also be invited to submit a manuscript for possible publication (following peer review) to IASC's official journal, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis.


CALL OF THE DATA ANALYSIS COMPETITION 2015

The International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC) announces the Data Analysis Competition 2015.

IASC is an Association of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) whose objectives are to promote the theory, methods, and practice of statistical computing and to foster interest and knowledge in effective and efficient statistical computing through international contacts among researchers and professionals in statistics, computer science, and related areas at universities, organizations, institutions, governments, and the general public in different countries of the world, to convert data into information and knowledge.


For the 2015 Data Competition, winners will be invited to present their work at the Joint Meeting of IASC-ABE Satellite Conference for the 60th ISI WSC 2015 to be held at Atlântico Búzios Convention & Resort in Búzios, RJ, Brazil (August 2-4, 2015). They will also be invited to submit a manuscript for possible publication (following peer review) to IASC's official journal, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis.




COMPETITION GUIDELINES:
The theme of the 2015 competition is around the analysis of climate-related data and your primary data must come from one or more climate-related databases. There are several websites containing such databases. Your entry must be submitted as a poster in PDF format.

You must clearly specify in your poster the source of your data, i.e., by listing the relevant URLs and the steps required to obtain the data.

In your analysis, you may concentrate on a single country (e.g., your own country), a region, a continent or even the entire world.

You are allowed to work individually or in a small group of up to five participants on your poster.
Posters will be judged according to these criteria:

  1. Appropriateness of analysis
  2. Novelty of approaches used in the analysis
  3. Clarity of objectives, approaches, displays, and results
  4. Significance of findings
  5. Generalizability of approaches to data sets in other arenas.
  6. Overall quality of poster

Not all posters are expected to meet all criteria to the same degree. Your poster may (but need not) be accompanied by a short description (maximum five pages). All materials must be submitted in PDF format.



DATA SETS:
Some examples of websites from where you may obtain your data are given below. However, you may obtain your data from any other climate-related database as well.

It is expected that you will connect the information from different data sets which do not necessarily have to be obtained from the same database to obtain interesting and original conclusions.


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
Final submissions (PDF) are due on 15-th April 2015 10-th May 2015.
Submit to: iasc.competition@gmail.com


FURTHER INFORMATION:
Web page for Joint Meeting of IASC-ABE Satellite Conference

For all inquiries contact :
Associate Professor Ann Maharaj iasc.competition@gmail.com




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