Analytics 2012 Student Poster Winners


This year there were a record number of posters presented at the Analytics 2012 Conference. The poster pavilion maintained a steady flow of attendees throughout and peaked during the “Meet the poster authors” segments. Posters from students, professors and experts in industry were on display showcasing the latest research and application in analytics.  The Poster section of the conference provides a wealth of information and networking opportunity.

The Analytics Conference holds a student poster competition each year which recognizes the top six student posters. This year, the winning students and posters were:

  • Discovering, Characterizing, and Predicting Fraudulent Motor Vehicle Insurance Claims using SAS Analytics
    Chase Zieman and Mark Schneider, Louisiana State University
  • A Combination of Methodologies in Credit Scoring: Using Logistic Regression and Cluster Analysis to Improve Profitability
    Chris Cusumano, Kennesaw State University
  • Multi-Step Sales Forecasting in Automotive Industry based on Structural Relationship Identification
    Akkarapol Sa-ngasoongsong, Oklahoma State University
  • Underwriting Model for Economic Capital Calculation
    Alan Kessler, Research and Development Center, University of Illinois
  • Analytics in Profiling Winning NBA Teams
    Michelle Mancenido, Arizona State University
  • Should We Audit or Not? Predicting Assessments at the IRS
    Matthew Lawrence, University of Alabama

To hear more about these winning posters and the student researchers, check out the following interviews with some of the winners:

Congratulations to all our poster winners!

If you are a student researcher and are interested in presenting your work at a conference, check out the SAS Student Ambassador Program which will be accepting applications through November 19, 2012.


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Julie Petlick works in the SAS Education Division as part of the Global Academic Program team. Julie is responsible for the SAS Student Program and is dedicated to supporting teaching and learning.

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