Record of awards for the ISSC Case Competition

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Category Award Team Members Judges’ comments
Most Creative Data/Topic Honourable Mention Random Error Zihao Guo, Yujin Liu, Jialei Cai, Yingcong Zuo This team conducted a survey to identify which indicators were important to people for judging livability and tailored their investigation to healthcare based on these findings.
Most Creative Data/Topic Winner Zero Point Five Yi Qin, Pan Chen, Yini Mao, Xiaoxuan Han This team had investigated multiple aspects of livability in Toronto. Two of which really stood out were the investigation of air quality and childcare.
Best Presentation Honourable Mention (Dashboard) EKPY Younwoo Choi, Prashant Patel, Yilin Huang, Kevin Wang This team developed a dashboard in Tableaux allowing users to browse neighbourhoods on several measures.
Best Presentation Winner (Slides) Statistically Significant José Casas, Janhavi Agarwal, Aliza Aziz Lakho, Xiaoke Jiang This team was voted Best Presentation by all judges. Great usage of self-explanatory graphics. All team members spoke in the video presentation and all speakers were well paced and spoke very clearly.
Best Insight Honourable Mention Super Sonic Siqi Zheng, Haining Tan, Xiao Wu Firstly, the land acknowledgement is a great addition. This group investigated livability from an international students’ perspective. Looking at crime rate, rent, food prices, social/transportation, and using in depth methods they were able to assess how liveable Toronto is. Great visualizations, we especially like the web graphic for grocery item prices.
Best Insight Winner Prospective Analytics Eric Zhu, Jing Yuan Zhang, Sergio Zheng Zhou, Muhammad Tsany Good usage of the economics livability score (an already validated measure of livability). Their methods looked at: Stability, Healthcare, education, infrastructure, culture/environment by Toronto neighbourhoods. Using external data, they invoked senior level methods to investigate livability. Also, great job mentioning limitations and next steps.