REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Spring Virtual Data Science Consulting Project
We are looking for a company to host a group of Masters students in Math (Masters in Data Science) and Computer Science to build expertise in real life Data Analytics. Students are mid-way through their programs and have a working knowledge of Python and R, and background in statistics and the algorithms of data science.
An appropriate project might include objectives related to:
- Understanding the basic methods of predictive analytics.
- Programming core algorithms of predictive analytics.
- Applying the core predictive analytic algorithms to new problems.
- Planning a data analytics project.
- Describing and communicating solutions and problems related to team-oriented problem solving.
- Writing reports and highlighting key outcomes on data analytic projects.
Engagement Format: Live Case
Class Collaboration or Case Competition - This learning format allows educators to deliver experiential learning to students at scale. Students are often split into groups to work on a live case (or a series of cases) from a real host company that directly relates to key learning objectives.
Timeline & Next Steps
November 30, 2020
Deadline for Industry Partners to Apply to Participate
December 14, 2020
Project Scope Finalized
January 18, 2021
OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.
April 23, 2021
OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to close the project.
Topics of Interest
Project categories and templates that might inspire you…
Process Overview / Mapping
Software Suite Recommendations
Corporate Social Responsibility
Evaluation and Recommendations
Data Scrubbing & Reorganization
Data Synthesis & Visualization
KPI Design Visualization
Business Opportunity Research
Prospecting New Relationships
Designing & Scaling Processes
Social Media Optimization
User/Customer Acquisition Strategy Development & Testing
Process Design Review
Inter-Departmental Efficiency Assessment
Product Design & Development
Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain
Sourcing & Distribution Analysis
Process Mapping & Checking
Document Validity Verification
Data and Fact Checking
Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis
Financial Performance Analysis
Research & Development
Competition Due Diligence
Industry Size Assessment
Partnership & Channel Mapping
Sales & Business Development
New Business Opportunity Assessment
Software Design & Development
MVP Design & User Testing
Technology Roadmap Planning
Program & Course Info
*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized
There are currently no supervisors assigned.
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|Duration||7 weeks (01/18/2021 - 04/23/2021)|
|Company Time Commitment||2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources|