SUS6 - Stats Under the Stars - 2023
Stats Under the Stars
(SUS) is a hackathon
for young Data Scientists, where the
teams have a full night to compete in the analysis of a real-world analytics problem.
This year, SUS6
(Faculty of Economics "Giorgio Fuà", Ancona, 20-21 June 2023) is organized by the
Università Politecnica Marche - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali
in collaboration with Young SIS (y-SIS, https://youngsis.github.io/
It is a satellite event of the SIS2023
conference (Ancona, 21-23 June 2023).
The event is endorsed by the Italian Statistical Society (SIS)
and is sponsored by:
is the sixth edition of the event Stats Under the Stars.
For information regarding the past editions, you can have a look at
The main goal of the competition is to develop analytic solutions that can accurately solve a real-world problem
using all available exogenous and
endogenous information. All teams are assigned the same business problem and the same dataset
Cooperation is allowed, but not encouraged if you want to be the winning team. Both the response and the predictors are made available for a subset of the
data (training set
), whereas only the predictors are available for the remaining part (test set
This year, the main-sponsor Flow-Traders is offering a financial-themed challenge
. The teams are asked to develop an appropriate analytic strategy
on a training set
and apply it to maximize their profit on a test set.
Each team can submit its strategy at any time
during the competition through the Bee-Viva
platform. The platform evaluates the performances online
on a temporary test set and provides a provisional leaderboard
By the end of the night, the teams must also submit a concise but accurate report of the techniques and methods used
to reach their final results.
Which team, and how, will maximize its profit? Join us if you want to find out!
The competition will elect three winners:
- Best project overall (first prize - € 1.000 + fast track into the recruitment process for Flow Traders Quant Researcher)
- Best objective prediction (second prize - € 500 + SAS course)
- Best quality of the report (third prize - € 500)