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DATA

The Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative is delighted to announce an exciting new dataset from one of the largest Information Service Companies in the US. The project sponsor is actively seeking new ways to leverage their data for matching consumers to credit services. This unique dataset captures the financial activity of over 2 million consumers and contains the opening and closing of several types of accounts, collections histories, bankruptcy filings, and changes in credit attributes and credit scores over time.

While the sponsor is open to any potential use of the data, they are particularly interested in proposals that explore:

  • Are there general-purpose approaches to detecting anomalous consumer behavior that could be used to detect fraud and reporting errors?
  • Bayesian modeling approaches for risk score analysis
  • Is it possible to completely automate the process of translating information from raw credit files into attributes/scores without human intervention?

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RESEARCHER DATA ACQUISITION AND MODELING ENVIRONMENT

This is the first WCAI Research Opportunity to pilot an entirely new user experience!
The data sponsor has built a clustered Hadoop data environment, and will offer the following features to awarded teams:

  •  A unique on-boarding process
  • Individually customized access to a virtual desktop infrastructure
  • A host of tools to explore data and perform analytics
  • An online question/request system and live help desk

To learn more about the data and business context, interested faculty and doctoral students can attend watch an archived webinar recording (registration required). This webinar will offer a live demo of data access and the research environment and executives from the project sponsor will be available for Q&A. The webinar will also be archived for those who can’t attend live.

After the webinar, interested researchers can submit proposals through the WCAI website by Monday, June 12, 2016 to receive access to the data. Proposals will be evaluated based on their potential for academic contribution and the researcher’s ability to address issues of strategic importance to the program sponsor.

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