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Comparing apartment ratings in DC vs. suburbs

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Project Details

Term: 

2006

Students: 

Jerome Lopez, Kenneth Ng, Sanjay Srivastava, Vishal Bhotika

University: 

UMD

Presentation: 

The goal of this project is to understand the perceived characteristics of apartments in Washington DC, and comparing them with apartments in DC's surrounding suburbs. This is done using data from ApartmentRatings.com

Predicting New Customer Retention for Online Dieting & Fitness Programs

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Term: 

2007

Students: 

Amy Brunner • Harin Sandhoo Lilah Pomerance • Paola Nasser Srinath Bala

University: 

UMD

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Report: 

Gymamerica.com is an online personal trainer. The goal of this project is to help the company predict whether a new user user will become a paying customer after the 10-day free trial.

Predicting ZILLOW.com’s Zestimate accuracy

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Project Details

Term: 

2009

Students: 

Sirisha Kilambi, Pramod Mane, Beena Nair, Mehul Shah, Tabrez Shaikh

University: 

UMD

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Report: 

Zillow.com is the real estate service launched in 2006. It calculates a Zestimate-home valuation as a starting point for anyone to see -for free- for most homes in the U.S. Zillow indicates that for MD and VA they get only about 26% of predictions within the +/-5% range only.

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