ATLANTA, GA, March 16, 2023 — ProcessMiner Inc., an artificial intelligence platform that delivers predictive analytics and optimization for continuous manufacturing processes, has announced it is sponsoring the IISE QCRE Data Challenge Competition at the 2023 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Annual Conference, taking place May 19-22, 2023.

“Data science is not just about analyzing data, it’s about unlocking its hidden potential to create real-world impact,” said Praneeth Reddy, Data Scientist, ProcessMiner. “At ProcessMiner, we strive to constantly push the boundaries of what’s possible, fuelled by a passion for innovation and a commitment to driving progress. Our data challenges are just one way we’re fostering this spirit of exploration, and we can’t wait to see where it takes us next.”

In this data challenge, a research problem of Fungal Spores Concentration Prediction is posed to participants. More details regarding the competition tasks can be found on the next page.

The deadline to enter is April 16, 2023. Inquiries and submissions are addressed to Praneeth Reddy (ProcessMiner Inc.), Xiaolei Fang (North Carolina State University) and Shancong Mou (Georgia Institute of Technology).

  • The first prize comprises a plaque and a cash award of $1,000.

The competition organizing committee will select a maximum of four finalist teams. Those finalist teams will be required to present their work at the 2023 IISE Annual Conference and winners will be determined by invited judges.


  • Individuals or teams of a maximum of four members.
  • At least one of the participants from each team should be a QCRE member.
  • Each team can only participate once.

Important Dates

  • Results submission deadline: Sunday, April 16th.
  • Notification of finalists: Sunday, April 23rd.
  • Presentation: IISE Annual Conference & Expo, May 19 – 22, 2023

ABOUT PROCESSMINER: Founded in 2014, the ProcessMiner™ platform predicts problems in real time using AI within the manufacturing process. The platform is being rapidly adopted by the Tissue and Packaging industries, inclusive of manufacturers in the Pulp, Paper and Plastics industries and pilot projects are underway with water treatment and energy sectors of manufacturing. For more information, visit

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