UIC Business Wins Kraft Clustering Challenge
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A group of MIS graduate students brought home the gold from Kraft Foods’ “Clustering Challenge,” a two-day analytics event held at Kraft headquarters. The competition, sponsored by Intel, SAP and IBM as part of Kraft’s Data Dive, presents student teams with a practical business problem to be solved using data analytics and application development. UIC team members Pravesh Shenoy, Karthikeyan Venugopal, Chiranjib Ghorai, Sameer Deshpande and Manohar Lakshmikanthaiah competed against teams from 20 area schools, including the Kellogg School (Northwestern), IIT, Krannert School (Purdue), and the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The UIC team was awarded a cash prize of $5,000 for their winning clustering solution, which they presented to Kraft executives at the end of the event.