Author: Rachel Nachman, Zach DeGroote, Benjamin Morris
1. Problem Statement, Objectives, and Motivation
Understanding how music influences society and/or simultaneously reflects societal values has been studied in a variety of ways (mostly qualitative) throughout modern history. Although qualitative approaches can yield a substantial amount of information, leveraging the power of data analytics could drastically enhance the quality of findings made in sociological contexts. Using the Billboard Top 100 as a proxy for what is classified as popular music, our group sought to develop a better understanding of how popular music has changed over time.
– Over time how has general sentiment changed in popular music?… Read more
Author: Alyssa Carter, Charles Fatunbi, John Tan, and William Bunyaner
Today, movies provide entertainment to people all over the world. The movie industry has grown into a large revenue generating industry with the top movies generating over a billion dollars in ticket sales. The release of new movies and the enormous sales generated from their success like that of Black Panther, which generated over $1 billion in sales just 28 days after the release, have sparked our interest in what attributes have been associated with highly successful movie releases both in the US and around the world.… Read more
Author: Benjamin Hewitt, Troy Sonnleitner, Kevin Schuh
1. Executive Summary
Formula 1 racing is largely regarded as the most advanced and challenging form of motorsport in the world. The drivers are the best of the best and the teams spend millions, if not billions, on technological development and team operations every year. Every race season is made up of approximately 20 races, or grand prix, each taking place in a different country. Teams are allowed to compete with 2 cars at every grand prix. Each team produces their own chassis, but can buy their engines from another team or manufacturer. … Read more
Author: Mitchel Berg, Eric Fleming, Samuel Studinger, and Alec Tostenrud
After the relatively poor performance of U.S. in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, we found it a unique opportunity to look at the placement of U.S. in the Olympics over the years to determine if the country’s success has really been changing. To explore this opportunity, we used an Olympic reference dataset (https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/) that contained information on every athlete’s Olympic results including events participated in, medal placing, country represented, and place of birth.
The objectives of our analysis were:
- Determine whether the United States’ Olympic dominance has been declining in recent history
- Create a visual way to see a country’s success in the Olympic Games
- Explore results from an internal perspective within the United States
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January 17th – 19th, 2018
Call for Abstracts
The aim of the BAFI 2018 conference is to bring together researchers and developers from data science and related areas with practitioners and consultants applying the respective techniques in different business-related domains. Our goal is to stimulate an academic exchange of recent developments as well as to encourage the mutual influence between academics and practitioners.
At BAFI 2018, the focus will be on methodological developments aimed at uncovering information contained in large data sets, as well as on business applications in various sectors, among them finance, retail, and telecommunications.… Read more