April 28, 2018

First Annual Joint Chicago ML – DePaul University Machine Learning Hackathon

The First Annual Joint Chicago ML – DePaul University Machine Learning Hackathon ( was hosted on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at CDM. The event was coordinated by the DePaul Analytics Student group jointly with the Chicago Machine Learning Meetup and the DePaul Data Mining and Predictive Analytics Center. Corporate sponsors included: Senior Lifestyle who provided challenge and datasets; and Brooksource who sponsored the food. About 80 people including DePaul students and members of the Chicago ML meet up attended the event, with 13 teams taking part in the hackathon. Alumni of the MS in Predictive Analytics degree served as mentors during the event, providing technical advice to each team.


April 19, 2018

DePaul Faculty attends the ACM ICPC World Finals 2018 in Beijing, China

Dr. Raicu attended the ACM ICPC World Finals 2018 in Beijing, China.

To read more about the event, please visit the ICPC site at: and watch live at


April 15, 2018

Students Win Campus 1871 Competition

MS in Predictive Analytics student Aramide Kehinde was part of the winning team at the annual Campus 1871 competition hosted by 1871. The team also included CDM PhD students Badar al Lawati and Redar Ismail and James Valles (MS CS). Their business model and pitch for their startup, Refugee, took first place over teams from several Chicagoland universities.

For more information, check here.


March 11, 2018

DePaul Faculty Receive Funding of Award from the SIGKDD Impact Program

The KDD Impact Program of the SIGKDD recently awarded a grant to DePaul faculty (Dr. Bamshad MobasherDr. Lucia DettoriDr. Raffaella Settimi, and Dr. Daniela Raicu) for the Summer Academy in Data Science for High School Students Project. The KDD Impact Program aims to support projects that promote data science, increase its impact on society, and help the data science community. DePaul proposal is one of the seven outstanding proposals that received funding; there were 75 submissions in total from 20 countries.

For more information, check here.


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