University of Cambridge comes second at the Data Science Game 2016

The final stage of the 2nd edition of the Data Science Game was held last week at Capgemini’s Les Fontaines campus near Paris. The gathering saw 80 students from around the world compete against each other – and the UK team from Cambridge came second, behind the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Cantab, the University of Cambridge team, comprised Max Chamberlin (from Mill Hill, London), Kostas Tsakalis (from Greece), Jordan Burgess (from Newbury, Berkshire) and Pawel Budzianowski (from Poland). All four members met while studying for a master’s degree in Machine Learning, Speech and Language Technology at the University of Cambridge. Pawel is moving into a PhD at the university, while the others are hoping to apply themselves to industry. The final challenge was set by AXA. The challenge dataset contained requests for automobile…


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