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Kaggle Competition Feeds

  • Data Notes: How to Forecast the S&P 500 with Prophet July 12, 2018 6:15 pm
    Welcome to Kaggle Data Notes! Stock markets, political parties, and extraterrestrials: Enjoy these new, intriguing, and overlooked datasets and kernels. 1. S&P 500 Simple Forecasting with Prophet (link) 2. 📚 arXiv Data Analysis: Computation and Language Papers (link) 3. 👽 Dysonian SETI with Machine Learning (link) 4. 🎦 Content-based Recommender Using Text Mining (link) 5. 🎬 Predicting Cast in TV's Frasier Based on Dialog (link) 6. 🇮🇱 Shift in Votes Between Political Parties (link) 7. 🇰 Data Science Glossary on Kaggle (link) 8. 🚗 Kaggle Dataset #1: ...
    Paul Mooney
  • Data Notes: Your smartphone knows *what*? June 28, 2018 5:52 pm
    Welcome to Kaggle Data Notes! Mushrooms, rats, and smartphones: Enjoy these new, intriguing, and overlooked datasets and kernels.   1. 📞 What Does Your Smartphone Know About You? (link) 2. ⚽ Another World Cup 2018 Predictions Kernel (link) 3. 🍄 Mushroom Classification with K-Means Clustering (link) 4. 📚 Predicting English Pronunciations (link) 5. 👏 Medium Article Clap Predictor (link) 6. 🎓 World University Rankings Advanced Analysis (link) 7. 🌇 Maps EDA and Models with NYC Census Data (link) 8. 📶 Kaggle Dataset #1: NYC Wi-Fi Hotspot Locations (link) ...
    Paul Mooney
  • Open Source Datasets with Kaggle June 21, 2018 7:42 pm
    This post was written by Vanessa Sochat, a Research Software Engineer for Stanford Research Computing and the Stanford School of Medicine. She is the primary developer at Stanford for Singularity, a driver to bring Research Applications support to Stanford, and lead developer of Singularity Hub, and Singularity Registry both frameworks optimized for deployment of container-based workflows and "science as a service" capabilities. This piece was originally posted on her personal blog here. Data sharing is hard, but we all know that ...
    Vanessa Sochat
  • Profiling Top Kagglers: Martin Henze (AKA Heads or Tails), World's First Kernels Grandmaster June 19, 2018 6:50 am
    Let me begin by introducing myself: My name is Martin. I'm an astrophysics postdoc working on understanding exploding stars in nearby galaxies. From the very beginning of my studies, I was using data analysis to try to unveil the mysteries of the universe. From deep images taken with ground- and spaced-based telescopes, through time series measuring the heartbeats of extreme stars, to population correlations probing the fundamental physics behind incredibly powerful eruptions: learning the secrets of a complex cosmos requires ...
    Martin Henze
  • Data Notes: Predict the World Cup 2018 Winner June 14, 2018 5:01 pm
    Welcome to Kaggle Data Notes! Enjoy these new, intriguing, and overlooked datasets and kernels:   1. ⚽Predict the World Cup 2018 Winner (link) 2. 🐍 R vs Python Usage from Developer Survey Results (link) 3.  Breast Cancer Analysis and Diagnosis (link) 4. 🎤 Generate Kanye West Lyrics using Markov Chains (link) 5. 📚 NLP with Ethereum Developer Survey Data (link) 6. 💰 Analysis of GitHub’s Corporate Acquisition (link) 7. 🔪 Criminal Complaints in New York City (link) 8. 🏥 Kaggle Dataset #1: Medical Costs (link) 9. 🤹 Kaggle ...
    Paul Mooney
  • Mother's Day Interview: How Nicole Finnie Became a Competitive Kaggler on Maternity Leave May 10, 2018 6:10 pm
    As Kaggle’s moderating data scientist for the Data Science Bowl, I’m fortunate to have met first-time competitor Nicole Finnie. Her team (Unet Nuke) impressively ranked within the top 2%, earning Nicole a silver medal. More impressively, I learned that Nicole had no ML/DS experience just a year ago, and picked up these new skills through online classes during her recent maternity leave. As an expectant mother, I found Nicole’s story inspiring and am excited to share it with the broader ...
    Wendy Kan
  • Profiling Top Kagglers: Bestfitting, Currently #1 in the World May 7, 2018 4:00 pm
    We have a new #1 on our leaderboard – a competitor who surprisingly joined the platform just two years ago. Shubin Dai, better known as Bestfitting on Kaggle or Bingo by his friends, is a data scientist and engineering manager living in Changsha, China. He currently leads a company he founded that provides software solutions to banks. Outside of work, and off Kaggle, Dai’s an avid mountain biker and enjoys spending time in nature. Here’s Bestfitting: Can you tell us ...
    Kaggle Team
  • Quarterly product update: Create your data science projects on Kaggle April 4, 2018 6:59 am
    We’re building Kaggle into a platform where you can collaboratively create all of your data science projects. This past quarter, we’ve increased the breadth and scope of work you can build on our platform by launching many new features and expanding computational resources. It is now possible for you to load private datasets you’re working with, develop complex analyses on them in our cloud-based data science environment, and share the project with collaborators in a reproducible way. Upload private datasets ...
    Ben Hamner
  • From Kaggle competition to start-up and tracking 2 million km² of forest March 27, 2018 5:30 pm
    This is a guest post written by Kaggle Competition Master and  part of a team that achieved 5th position in the 'Planet: Understanding the Amazon from Space' competition, Indra den Bakker. In this post, he shares the journey from Kaggle competition winner to start-up founder focused on tracking deforestation and other forest management insights. Back in the days, during my studies I was introduced to Kaggle. For the course ‘Data Mining Techniques’ at VU University Amsterdam we had to compete in the ...
    Mark McDonald

TunedIT Data Mining Feeds

  • Winner’s notes. Eleftherios Spyromitros – Xioufis on Music Instruments Recognition July 20, 2011 4:52 pm
    By Eleftherios Spyromitros Xioufis (lefman), winner of the Music Instruments track of ISMIS 2011 Contest: Music Information Retrieval. Profile I am currently in the 1st year of my PhD studies in the Department of Informatics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and member of the Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery (MLKD) group. One of the main […]
    Eleftherios Spyromitros-Xioufis
  • Winners’ notes. CNSlab team on music instruments recognition April 22, 2011 3:47 pm
    By Robert Coleman and Daniel Schoonover (CNSlab) from Cognitive NeuroSystems Lab, Department of Cognitive Science, UC Irvine, USA – 3rd in Music Instruments track of ISMIS 2011 Contest: Music Information Retrieval. Two training datasets were provided, one larger one containing data taken from single instruments, and one smaller one with data from combinations of exactly […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • Winners’ notes. Using Multi-Resolution Clustering for Music Genre Identification April 12, 2011 3:04 pm
    By Amanda Schierz, Marcin Budka and Edward Apeh (domcastro, BeYou) from Bournemouth University, UK, 1st and 2nd in Music Genres track of ISMIS 2011 Contest: Music Information Retrieval. Thanks for this competition – it was great fun. Software used: R, Weka, LibSVM, Matlab, Excel. This was the 2nd competition I had entered (the first being […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • Winners’ notes. Brian Jones on Incremental Transductive Ridge Regression April 6, 2011 12:51 pm
    By Brian S. Jones (wahoo) from Sandia National Laboratories, USA, 3rd in Music Genres track of ISMIS 2011 Contest: Music Information Retrieval. I became interested in the ISMIS 2011 genres contest due to the challenge that some contestants noted in the online forum:  standard model selection via cross-validation did not work well on the problem.  […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • Ed Ramsden on his winning solution in SIAM SDM’11 Contest February 25, 2011 3:31 pm
    By Ed Ramsden (EdR), the winner of SIAM SDM’11 Data Mining Contest. The basis for my model was the Probabilistic Neural Network (PNN), which was originally introduced by Donald Specht in 1990. The PNN is an example-based classifier in which the ‘X’ vector for an unknown case to be classified is compared to all known-class […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • Winner’s notes. Yuchun Tang on noise deduction to improve classification accuracy in SIAM SDM’11 Contest February 22, 2011 10:19 am
    By Yuchun Tang (piaopiao), the runner-up in SIAM SDM’11 Contest. QSAR data provided for SIAM SDM’11 Contest were known to be highly noisy. Around 30% of labels provided could be wrong due to experimental uncertainty, as reported by the organizers after the contest was closed. Furthermore, this contest only counted the last submission, which means […]
    yuchun tang
  • Winners’ notes. Frank Lemke on self-organizing high-dimensional QSAR modeling from noisy data February 17, 2011 5:26 pm
    By Frank Lemke (pat) from KnowledgeMiner Software, 3rd in SIAM SDM’11 Contest. Safety of pharmaceutical and chemical products with respect to human health and the environment has been a major concern for the public, regulatory bodies, and the industry, for a long time and this demand is increasing. Safety aspects start in the early design […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • Winners’ notes. Robert Wieczorkowski, Yasser Tabandeh and Harris Papadopoulos on SIAM SDM’11 Contest February 11, 2011 11:34 am
    We have a pleasure to publish three after-challenge reports authored by participants of SIAM DM 2011 Data Mining Contest who achieved ex aequo the 4th best score (differed only in time of submission). Hope you’ll find the reports insightful. To view full results of the competition see Leaderboard and Summary pages. * * * By […]
    Marcin Wojnarski
  • IEEE ICDM Contest – Overview of Top Solutions, part 2 November 5, 2010 6:19 am
    As previously announced, we publish further descriptions of top solutions of the IEEE ICDM Contest: TomTom Traffic Prediction for Intelligent GPS Navigation. This time you may read reports on Task 2 “Jams” and Task 3 “GPS”. Solutions of Task 1 can be found in Part 1. If you want to ask the authors any questions […]
    magdalena pancewicz
  • IEEE ICDM Contest – Overview of Top Solutions, part 1 October 26, 2010 4:19 pm
    The IEEE ICDM Contest: TomTom Traffic Prediction for Intelligent GPS Navigation came to an end. As promised, we publish descriptions of top solutions, provided by participants. Although the reports had to be brief, the authors not only revealed a good deal of important details about their approaches, but also kept the descriptions straightforward and concise, […]
    magdalena pancewicz

Topcoder Feeds

  • Getting to Know the Veterans Community: A Conversation with Kelly Macleod May 31, 2018 10:00 am
    Making the transition from military to civilian life is not easy. What makes it even more difficult for veterans, is the... The post Getting to Know the Veterans Community: A Conversation with Kelly Macleod appeared first on .
    gsengupta
  • A Determined Designer: In Conversation with Rio May 30, 2018 2:00 pm
    Rio Andrew M Purba (rioburba) joined the Topcoder Design Community in 2014. For a while, Rio was struggling to win challenges... The post A Determined Designer: In Conversation with Rio appeared first on .
    guestblogger
  • One Veteran and One Fresh: Interview With Algorithm Competitors monsoon and falanga. May 30, 2018 1:00 pm
    We interviewed two people who participate in Topcoder Short Round Matches and achieved high results (>= 89% percentile) in different years:... The post One Veteran and One Fresh: Interview With Algorithm Competitors monsoon and falanga. appeared first on .
    guestblogger
  • Competing at Topcoder is Still a Win – Even If You Lose May 29, 2018 7:20 pm
    Is there anything you get besides money when you competing in TC challenges? Yeah… knowledge and experiences that money can’t buy.... The post Competing at Topcoder is Still a Win – Even If You Lose appeared first on .
    guestblogger
  • How Veterans Add Value in the Tech Industry Today May 29, 2018 11:35 am
    For many, our knowledge of the military is limited, perhaps purely conceptual. And for families and friends of veterans and active... The post How Veterans Add Value in the Tech Industry Today appeared first on .
    jcastle
  • Concept versus Production Design May 29, 2018 8:25 am
    Introduction You may have noticed that certain competitions will have these key phrases in their titles : E.g. Solid Start –... The post Concept versus Production Design appeared first on .
    guestblogger
  • TCO18 Beijing Regionals Round Editorials May 27, 2018 1:21 am
    TCO18 Beijing Regionals Round was held on 26th May 2018. Thanks to [ltdtl] and [lg5293] for the editorials. Level Easy JumpingJackDiv1... The post TCO18 Beijing Regionals Round Editorials appeared first on .
    Harshit Mehta
  • Congratulations to our TCO18 Stage 3 Finalists & Trip Winners May 25, 2018 2:32 pm
    The post Congratulations to our TCO18 Stage 3 Finalists & Trip Winners appeared first on .
    jessie
  • Getting to Know Topcoder Admins: Meet High-Def – Issa John! May 25, 2018 8:06 am
    Issa is new to the Topcoder team but is eager to be a huge part of the Design team. Jumping in... The post Getting to Know Topcoder Admins: Meet High-Def – Issa John! appeared first on .
    guestblogger
  • QA Trends to Watch and the State of QA Today May 24, 2018 11:35 am
    Consumers have become more demanding of technology and the user experience. If an app consistently takes too long to load, it’ll... The post QA Trends to Watch and the State of QA Today appeared first on .
    jcastle

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