The UCF Department of Statistics and Data Science in partnership with Addition Financial is pleased to announce our 2021-22 Analytics Competition! Participants will analyze real-world financial data to gain actionable insights into the problem of credit re-assignment. By creating a rigorous and reproducible statistical analysis and conveying results in a form understandable to non-experts, students will gain valuable experience for future employment. And to top it off, there is an $8,000 grand prize!

Important UpdateS from Addition Financial (Oct 18 & NOV 4)

[Oct 18]  Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Addition Financial (AFCU) Data competition.  The AFCU team has been answering questions from student competitors and this has led to 2 data discoveries that are currently being corrected.

The erroneous data is as follows:

    • Dataset file: ucf_PSCU_UCF_2021_Data
      • Column I – “credit_bureau_score”
      • Column J – “credit_bureau_score_date”
      • Column AB – “primary_cardholder_personal_monthly_income”
      • Column AC – “primary_cardholder_disposable_monthly_income”

All 4 of these columns can be ignored.

Columns I & J accidentally duplicated and will be replaced with a corrected score/score date file.

Columns AB & AC actually reflect rate (not income) and corrected rate files are now available:

[Nov 4]
AFCU have created a new ShareFile link that includes the files necessary from the previous link along with the append files.  File names for the append files are as follows:

      • 20211104_APPEND_ucf_bureau_score_history
      • 20211104_APPEND_ucf_rates_history

Please use this new ShareFile link to get the updated data:


Competition Documents

See the documents below for the official competition description, rules, and ongoing Q&A regarding the dataset.


1st Place Team: $8,000
2nd Place Team: $1,500
3rd Place Team: $500

Important Dates

September 17, 2021: In-Person Kickoff
September 30, 2021: Team Registration Closes
January 24, 2022: Final Submissions Due
January 31 – February 11, 2022: Group Presentations
Spring 2022 (TBA): Winners Announced at 2022 Big Data Analytics Symposium


Eligibility and Team Format

The contest is open to current full-time and part-time UCF students. Students will submit as a team with at least 2 members and up to 4 members. Registration is closed for this year, as the competition is already underway!

Kick-off Event

The competition kick-off was hosted in-person by the UCF Department of Statistics and Data Science on September 17, 2021. The presentation may be viewed here and presentation slides here.