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Members of the INFORMS@ASU student chapter placed second at the Principal Cup after their presentation Friday, September 28, 2018.

The Principal Cup is an international operations research and management sciences analytics competition that challenges teams to develop an objective decision-making process to buy, sell or hold stocks which could be affected by emotional bias. Instead, the teams use historic data and operations research tools to decide what to do.

The team–Nathan Gaw, Logan Mathesen, Anson Park and Daniel Tran – developed kNN-Stock, a new decision framework that fuses machine learning and conventional stock-trading expertise to make optimal trade decisions.

The team will present their results to the sponsors of the competition, Principal Investment Firm in Des Moines, Iowa.