2024 Big Data Case Competition

The National Big Data Health Science Case Competition has been held by the University of South Carolina Big Data Health Science Center (BDHSC) since 2020. It takes place before the BDHSC’s other signature event, the National Annual Big Data Health Science Conference.

The 5th National Big Data Health Science Case Competition was held virtually on January 26 – 28, 2024. In its fifth year, it has featured 30 teams from 17 universities in the US, University of South Carolina, Arkansas State University, Boston University, Central Washington University, College of Charleston, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Louisiana State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Minnesota University-Duluth, Oklahoma State University, University of Louisville, University of Memphis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of West Florida, Vanderbilt University, and Yale University. The theme for the competition was developing an efficient method to classify unlabeled electroencephalogram (EEG) sleep data and deploying a machine learning model to address chronic sleep disorders. 

Thomas Chandler, Dean, Arnold School of Public Health, and Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, at the University of South Carolina, announced the winners at the opening remarks of the 5th National Big Data Health Science Conference on February 2, 2024.  The top award of $5,000 went to Sankalp K. Jajee, Gaurav Kumar, and Supriya Nayanala from the University of South Carolina, SC. The winners of second place, which was $3,000, were Ritwik Roy Chowdhury, Frankle Muchahary, and Roger Tan from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. The winners of third place, which was $2,000, were Zach Grammer, Dan Johnson, and Aidan Riordan from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. Additionally, the teams of Alec Buetow, Sai Priya Lakkireddy, and Riya Mehta from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, and Jason Gerstenberger, Gail Han, and Dylan Wright from the University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, received honorable mentions of a $500 prize at the 2024 National Big Data Health Science Student Case Competition.

Competing Teams

Winning Teams