Microsoft Research holds Data Science Summer School in New York with real-world hopes

The division behind creative projects and research such as temporary touchpad tattoo’s, security measures to enhance cloud data transfers, DNA data storage recording and much more, has hosted its third annual Data Science Summer School. For 2016, Microsoft Research held an intensive eight-week hands-on course which attempted to make use of machine learning algorithms for the first time to predict actual outcomes, as well as tracking over 13 million Yellow Cab taxi rides in New York City to provide a more efficient carpooling system. –> ]]> According to Jake Hofman, a Microsoft Research instructor, “We’re really hoping to give them a flavor of solving a research problem that hasn’t yet been solved.” In the first of the two research projects, Airbnb: Predicting Loyalty, a group of diverse student-lead researchers used…


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