2023 Big Data Case Competition

The University of South Carolina (USC) Big Data Health Science Center (BDHSC) held the fourth Annual Big Data Health Science Case Competition virtually on February 3-5, 2023. In its fourth year, the competition attracted 37 teams from 15 prestigious universities in the U.S.

The 2023 Big Data Health Science Student Case Competition focused on creating a diagnostic and prognostic algorithmic tool for classifying and defining a disease condition using gene expressions from a panel of healthy and unhealthy patients using an advanced data analytics approach. In its fourth year, 37 teams from 15 universities in the U.S., including the University of South Carolina, Arkansas State University, Auburn University, Boston University, College of Charleston, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Iowa State University, Minnesota State University Mankato, Oklahoma State University, University of Connecticut, University of Florida, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Minnesota, and University of North Carolina at Charlotte, competed.

G. Thomas Chandler, Dean, Arnold School of Public Health, and Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, at the University of South Carolina, announced the winners at his opening remarks at the USC National Big Data Health Science Conference on February 10, 2023. Yanjiao Yang, Shang Zeng, and Xingzhi Zhou from Duke University, Durham, NC, won the top prize of $5,000. Joseph Gyorda, Benjamin Levesque, and Digvijay Yadav of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, won the second-place prize of $3,000, while Bofan Chen, Anton Hung, and Kevin Rouse from Dartmouth College won the third-place prize of $2,000.

Additionally, the teams of Minchuan Qin, Yaoyu Zang, and Tianyue Zhou from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK; Jiacheng (Eric) Liu, Meghna Singh, and Trevor Winger from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Rafael Bidese Puhl, Bang Truong, and Li Zhou from Auburn University; and Jennifer Liu, Yuxuan Peng, and Xinwen Xu from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, received honorable mentions and won a $500 prize for their participation as finalists at the 2023 Annual Big Data Health Science Student Case Competition.

Competing Teams

Winning Teams