MBAN and MMAI Students Win Gold and Silver at National Competition
Schulich MBAN and MMAI students recently took home Gold and Silver at the Data Visualization and Datathon virtual competition that was hosted by the University of New Brunswick’s program for International Business and Entrepreneurship. They competed against teams from business schools across Canada.
“We entered the competition in order to demonstrate our abilities and passions for the AI and Data Science,” said Winston Peng. “This was also a great opportunity to sharpen our skills and further our learnings.”
1st Place Team Data Spring: (Master of Business Analytics Program)
- Xiingkai (Joseph) Wu
- Yangming (Katherine) Ye
- Xinke (Skylar) Wang
- Jiannan Zhao
2nd Place Team Rocket: (Master of Management in Artificial Intelligence Program)
- Wangshu (Winston) Peng
- Junyi (Adrian) Peng
- Wenhui (Eva) Ma
- Shengrong (Jack) Hong
“The MMAI program is a great combination of technical skills and business knowledge. The technical aspects – such as SQL, Python, ML – helped us generate data analysis results,” said Peng. “The business aspects prepared us for identifying the core business issues underlying the data, so we can better present our findings.”
“These results speak volumes about our MBAN and MMAI programs. On behalf of students, faculty and staff of these programs and Dean Detlev Zwick, I am extremely proud of our students winning first and second at this national competition,” said David Johnston, Program Director of both programs.