Data Mining Video Contest: Winners Will Help Educate The Next Generation of Data Scientists

SAN DIEGO, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new type of data mining competition has been introduced to the academic data mining community. Salford Systems is hosting a data mining video contest for students, professors, post-doctoral candidates, and employees of academic institutions. Participants are required to submit a short video (10 minutes or less) illustrating how they are implementing the Salford Predictive Modeler on real-world data.


Contestants are given access to the commercial software at no charge for a 6-month period in order to complete a high-quality data mining project for the competition. Submissions but be received by October 15, 2013.

The video must include:

  • The data mining challenge
  • The solution
  • Results and explanation
  • Written transcript of key video content (word-for-word unnecessary, paragraph format acceptable) 

Visit the contest webpage for additional details, requirements, and registration.

Suggested data mining applications include: financial (banking, insurance, risk management, etc.); biostatistics/healthcare/pharmaceuticals; scientific research (non-healthcare); environmental; targeted marketing; industrial/manufacturing; education; social media; advertising; retail; search engine optimization; telecommunications; e-commerce; music, recommendation systems; and contest wins.

The grand prize winner will receive a $500 Amazon gift card and publication on the Salford Systems website. Ten first place winners will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and publication on the website, and the first 500 valid submissions will receive a $5 Amazon gift card. Join Salford Systems and help educate tomorrow's data scientists!

The schedule for the "Share Your Data Mining Video" contest at a glance:

  • Register by August 31, 2013
  • Submit video by October 15, 2013
  • Winners announced by December 1, 3013

About Salford Systems

Founded in 1983, Salford Systems specializes in providing new-generation data mining and predictive modeling software and consulting services for industries such as banking, insurance, healthcare, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, transportation, manufacturing, retail and catalog sales, and education. The company's CART®, MARS®, TreeNet® and Random Forests® data mining software are currently installed in over 3,500 sites worldwide, including 300 major universities. Salford Systems is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit or telephone +1 619-543-8880.

Media Contact: Heather Hinman, Salford Systems, 619-543-8880,

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