Student Seminar Series (SSS) 2 a success

Last week, we hosted our second SSS event of the semester, this time focusing on department computing resources. Once again lured by the free pizza, a large group of our students gathered to learn more about the computing resources available to them here in our department. Specifically:

“Top five things to know about computing as a first-year student” (by Mark Risser)

“Web Resources and You” (by Tom Marker)

“Lord of the Rings and Statistical Computing: How to Harness the Computational Power of the Middle Earth in your Research” -or- “A Tutorial of Using Departmental Computing Resources” (by Andrew Olsen)
















Stay tuned for more SSS events in the spring!

Mark and Staci



OSU students finalists for Capital One modeling competition

A big congratulations go out to Xin Huang, Andrew Landgraf, Liubo Li, Ran Wei, and Srinath Sampath (all OSU graduate students) and their faculty advisors Dr. Goel and Dr. Holloman, as they have qualified for the finals of the 2013 Capital One modeling competition!

In its second year, the modeling competition was expanded this year to include eleven schools. The competition was opened to teams of students at these universities working on a graduate degree in analytics, and the teams were given a real world business problem from the financial services industry to test their modeling skills.

Our OSU team will head for McLean, VA on November 21 and 22 to compete in the finals. Hopefully we can hear some more about the project after the finals…

Best of luck to our students!

Mark and Staci