Recognizing MSS Portfolio Winners

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Students in the MSS program can submit a Portfolio of Work for their MS completion exam. The MS Portfolio Award is given for outstanding Portfolios, recognizing excellence in applied statistics and presentation.  Nominations for the award are made and assessed by the Portfolio advisor, Dr. Yue Jiang, and the MS Director, Dr. Funda Gunes. Due to this year’s exceptionally strong pool of portfolios, the committee has bestowed multiple award winners and honorable mentions. More information is available on the MSS Portfolio page.

MSS Excellence in Portfolio Award Winners

Jose Pliego San Martin - Liberty Mutual Internship Project - “Testing Differences in Performance of Pricing Models”

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Matt Dockman - Capstone Project - “Arria - Boost: Ranking College Soccer Teams”

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Eric Bai - Research Project -  "Bayesian Record Linkage”

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Honorable Mentions, MSS Portfolio Award

Eva Gao - Walmart Internship Project - “Data Pipelining Using PySpark”

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Nick Dahl - Research Project - “Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage in the Western United States”

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Rich Fremgen - Brookfield Asset Management Internship Project - "Machine Learning Approaches to Sentiment Analysis”

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