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The 2017 IBM Watson Analytics Global Competition: Final Result

***The 2017 IBM Watson Analytics Global Competition: Final Result***

It is our great pleasure to announce the top 10 teams for the 2017 IBM Watson Analytics Global Competition (WAGC2017) from the total 210 registered teams. Congratulations to all!


The worldwide top 10 teams, in ranked order, as evaluated by IBM panel of judges (the top one spot was decided by popular votes during the grand final held in Langkawi on 16th July 2017):


Rank University Project Team
1 Dalhousie University, Canada Examining  the  Relationship

Between Economic  Activity

and Environmental  Impact


Ali  Kazerani,

Sarah  Lahanky,

Kayla  Sabharwal,

Dr. Michael  Bliemel

2 University of Maryland University College, USA Climate and Landscape Change Effects on Lyme Disease in the United States


Tracy Carr,

Elizabeth Handy,

Abebaw Zeleke,

Dr. Yelena Bytenskaya

3 Deakin University, Australia Altering Perceptions of Climate Change Bhupesh Pandey,

Diamond Lumba,

Frank Cheng,

Dr. William Yeoh

4 Central Connecticut State University, USA


Investigating the Relationship between Financial Indices and Ecological Factors


Joseph Adamski,

Suhail Pathan,

Rudy O’Neil,

Dr. Michael Gendron

5 Dalhousie University, Canada


Infant & Neonatal Mortality in BRICS Countries


Jordan Yanover,

Aziz Alawadhi,

Jung-Joo Maeng,

Dr. Michael Bliemel

6 Dalhousie University, Canada


The Past, Present, & Future of Solar Energy


Darren Dunn,

Marc Henley,

Hamilton (Li) Jie,

Dr. Michael Bliemel

7 Dalhousie University, Canada Study on PM2.5 Lessons from History Guidance For Future Ding Ding,

Wen Liu,

Kangni Zheng,

Dr. Michael  Bliemel

8 Georgia State University, USA


Water Resource Management


Arun Prasad,

Gaurav Pandey,

Mrunmayee Shukla,

Dr. Murthy Rallapalli

9 University of Derby, UK


Scotland and Their Carbon Footprint


Claire Barratt,

Thomas Robson,

Jake Tuck,

Dr. Richard Self

10 University of South Carolina Upstate, USA


Examining the Relationship between Air Pollution, Temperature, and Respiratory Diseases in Beijing


Mingwen Zheng,

Ximena Andrade,

Ron Patane,

Dr. Ning Yu


We congratulate you for participating in the WAGC2017 competition. We are confident that you could further utilize the valuable analytics skills gained from this competition in the near future. Our greatest appreciation also goes to all academic supervisors/mentors who supported their students.




Organizing Committee, 2017 Watson Analytics Global Competition